By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– Improvements that will enhance accessibility and extend the life of Navajo Road between Bear Valley Road and Highway 18 in Apple Valley began this week.
The street improvement project kicked-off on Wednesday when yellow detectable warning surfaces, also known as truncated domes, were added to the existing curb ramps along Navajo. Additional truncated domes will be installed in several other locations throughout town as an added measure of safety for the visually impaired.
Improvements will continue on the storm drain inlet just north of Ottawa Road this week. The project will culminate in the complete resurfacing and restriping of the road. The construction schedule is planned to conclude in time for the popular Victor Valley Bicycle Tour on October 28.
Traffic control will be in place, and motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the area. With the exception of minimal temporary closures, James Woody Park, the Apple Valley Unified School District offices, and other local businesses should remain accessible at all times.
“Navajo Road is a significant arterial road and a critical part of our transportation network. These improvements will extend its lifespan and allow us to focus resources on residential areas,” said Town Engineer Brad Miller.
The $850,000 Navajo Road resurfacing project was paid for with Measure I funding, which is intended for these types of projects. For additional information contact the Engineering Department at (760) 240-7000 x7013.