Lake Havasu City: Construction won’t affect Desert Storm traffic

April 17, 2019 GMT

Road work in Lake Havasu City has some concerned how it could affect the upcoming Desert Storm event.

Maurice Choi, owner of the Chevron gas station on the northwest corner of Lake Havasu Avenue and McCulloch Avenue, emailed the city April 3 with concerns about how road work could affect one of the city’s most popular events, which features speed boat racing from competitors across the country and a poker run.

Choi wrote to Havasu Engineering Division Project Manager Jason Hart that “most of the event crews and competitors have mentioned that they can not trail boat due to the safety cones/lane dividers are too close each other.”

Hart replied in an email that the city has plans in place for Desert Storm.

“The cones currently identify that the there is a safety hazard with the edge of the outer lanes being excavated down to subgrade. We will be paving these lanes the week prior and there will be no cones in these areas during the week of the event.”

Havasu City Manager Jess Knudson echoed Hart’s comments, saying “the outer lanes will be paved so boats and visitors can get there. There will be some construction going on but nothing that will affect traffic.”

The 21st annual Desert Storm event is scheduled to run April 24-28.

Scott Shindledecker may be reached at 928-453-4237, ext. 252, or at sshindledecker@havasunews.com.