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Project will provide bypass for Highway 95

April 28, 2017 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — Construction will begin Monday on another bypass road to divert traffic from a congested Highway 95.

The Bullhead City Public Works Department will extend Sherryn Drive on the north side of Riverview Mall to connect with City Square, better known as the Kmart shopping center.

It was an idea suggested several years ago by then-Bullhead City Council member and vice mayor John Anderson, and more recently endorsed by Mayor Tom Brady and City Manager Toby Cotter, said Pawan Agrawal, public works director.

The city expects to save money doing the project itself. The only cost will be for the asphalt, which will cost somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000. The city budgets $50,000 to $100,000 a year for asphalt purchases, Agrawal said.

It will cost another $2,000 or so to rent “a bucket that fits at the end of our loader to haul out that material” including part of a small mountain, he said.

The project should take two months to complete, Agrawal said.

This will be done on the heels of another recently completed project, paving parts of Goldrush and Black Mountain roads and Arcadia Boulevard, enabling traffic going from Silver Creek Road to Walmart to bypass Highway 95.