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Havasu Riviera road will connect new boat launch

April 11, 2019 GMT

After various delays, work on the Havasu Riviera Parkway is showing progress.

Road paving and curb work have made strides over the last few weeks.

A contractor with Kinney Construction Services said paving has been done from the intersection of Highway 95 to within about a half-mile of the water’s edge.

Lake Havasu City Manager Jess Knudson said at Tuesday evening’s council meeting that work at the Riviera was finally making noticeable strides.

“Work at Havasu Riviera is progressing nicely,” Knudson said. “The water and sewer infrastructure is installed and the roads are paved. Only a few items remain, including median curb, backfilling, and a few other miscellaneous items, which should all be complete by the end of this month.”

Knudson also said work on the intersection is complete and when power is brought to the site by the developer, testing and striping needed to make the stoplight operable can be completed.

The much-ballyhooed Riviera project is a partnership between the City, Arizona State Parks and Trails and Komick Development. The boat launch ramp was installed a little more than a year ago.

Although full development of the more than 550-acre site isn’t expected to finish for another decade.

The project will also include a 250-acre master planned community spanning Havasu’s shoreline, a 300-room resort hotel, a 200-slip marina, a waterfront restaurant and bar and day-use areas.

Havasu’s ambitions also include multi-use paths, an eco-educational center, desert botanical garden, public parks, trails and pathways, a golf course and a convention center.

Scott Shindledecker can be reached at 928-453-4237 or sshindledecker@havasunews.com.