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Lake Havasu City Mayor: Lake Havasu Avenue renovation ahead of schedule

May 9, 2019

Traffic frustrations on Lake Havasu Avenue could come to an end in less than two weeks.

Construction at three major intersections on Lake Havasu Avenue could finish a week ahead of schedule this month, according to Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy.

Roadwork began at the intersections of Mesquite Avenue, McCulloch Boulevard and Swanson Avenue along Lake Havasu Avenue at the beginning of this year. There, contractors replaced utility infrastructure beneath the roadway and repaved each intersection, adding medians to help ensure the safety of future drivers on one of the city’s most well-traveled thoroughfares.

“We’ve done major road construction in the heart of our community,” Sheehy said Wednesday. “Our citizens are definitely ready for it to be finished, and we’re excited to have it open in time for the boating season.”

The start of Lake Havasu’s annual summer boating season is often associated with the Memorial Day weekend. The road construction is expected to finish about a week prior to the holiday, according to Sheehy.

“The roadway is going to be safer, easier to traverse, and it will be easier for residents to get around downtown. There will also be better infrastructure services, which will help people and businesses plug into that infrastructure in an easier fashion.”

The intersections, which have for months been congested by closed lanes and digging equipment, are expected to be clear of construction by the end of this month.

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