-adotThe Arizona Department of Transportation’s recently adopted five year construction program includes millions of dollars for ongoing improvements of U.S. 93, the highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas through Kingman.

The program outlines an estimated $5.4-billion that would be spent on projects around the state over the 2017-2021 period. Some $88.5-million is earmarked for two projects that would widen stretches of U.S. 93 between Wickenburg and the Interstate 40 interchange southeast of Kingman.

One project would widen a three-mile stretch to a four-lane divided highway between Tegner Drive and S.R. 89.  $7-million is allocated for design work in 2017, another $5-million for right of way and utilities in 2018 and $41-million more for actual construction in 2020.

Another $35.5-million is allocated for four-laning the three mile Carrow to Stephens stretch of U.S. 93 north of Wikeup.