The Kingman City Council has selected, from among five options, a preferred Interstate 40 crossing point for the east end of town. The Council recently voted 3-2 in favor of punching north-south access under I-40 at Prospector Street.
Crossing Site Selected
That location carries an estimated project price tag of $6.6-million, about two-thirds of the cost of the Kingman Crossing location preferred by Mayor Richard Anderson and Council member Stuart Yocum.
The Mayor and City Manager John Dougherty noted that getting some initial work done at the Kingman Crossing location would be a good incentive in hope that a developer would someday provide more money for an interchange there.
Council members in the majority said the private sector should fund the entirety of the interchange and that the Prospector location was a cheaper and more viable option at this point in time.