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This $1.4 million emergency maintenance project, which began about three weeks ago, was necessary to repair the deteriorated four-mile stretch of Townsend-Winona Road between U.S. Highway 89 to just east of Rio Rancho Road.
Funded by Prop. 403, this “mill and fill” project was approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 2, 2019. It included the milling of two inches of existing asphalt and the installation of approximately 2.5 inches of asphalt on the travel lanes and shoulders of Townsend-Winona Road between U.S. Highway 89 and just east of Rio Rancho Road. This section of roadway was severely impacted by freeze/thaw cycles that created numerous potholes along the roadway during the winter. Left unrepaired, the pavement would have continued to deteriorate and required a complete and very costly reconstruction.
“I would like to thank all the constituents who reached out to my office with their concerns regarding the conditions on Townsend-Winona Road,” said District 4 Supervisor Jim Parks, whose district includes Townsend-Winona Road. “After contacting the County’s Public Works Department, we quickly came up with a plan to address the issue. I am excited to see that the needed repair work will begin very soon. I would like to thank Public Works Director Lucinda Andreani for her quick action and attention to this matter.”
“This project is a good example of how Prop. 403 funds allow the County to address unforeseen road issues quickly and effectively,” said District 1 Supervisor and Board Chairman Art Babbott. “Repairing this section of Townsend-Winona Road now rather than having to rebuild it later is the kind of cost-effective solution that allows the County to conduct ongoing road maintenance and pavement preservation projects to help to extend the service life of roads in our inventory.”
The Townsend-Winona Pavement Project Construction and traffic control information for this project will be available on the “Coconino County Roads” Facebook page and on the project’s web page at www.coconino.az.gov/TownsendWinonaProject.