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Project to widen state highway in Verde Valley begins Monday

Posted: 4:18 AM, Mar 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-02 14:26:30Z

A $62 million project to widen nine miles of a state highway in the Verde Valley begins Monday.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says State Route 260 between Cottonwood and the junction with Interstate 17 in Camp Verde will become a four-lane divided highway with seven new roundabout intersections.

The department says the project will improve safety and traffic flow in the growing area.

The highway is currently a two-lane highway in that area, and the department says one travel lane in each direction will be maintained through the project.

It's expected to take 18 months to complete.

Check current traffic conditions here.