Mormon Lake Road Project (2019)
The north entrance of Mormon Lake Road, which is located just off Lake Mary Road (near the scenic overlook) about 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff, will be closed for several weeks to repair a cattleguard on Mormon Lake Road. Read on...
October 3, 2019:
All paving operations for the project have been completed and the north entrance of Mormon Lake Road reopened on Monday, Sept. 30.
The contractor is currently fog sealing the new pavement from the south entrance to north entrance, which will provide an added layer of protection against the elements and help to bolster the durability of the road. There will be a couple of days of cure time following fog sealing operations, after which the contractor will install final striping along the roadway. Right now, mainline striping is planned for next week with parking lot striping slated for the third week in October. Please note that traffic control will be used during striping operations, so please continue to drive safely throughout the construction corridor.
Striping aside, remaining work for the project includes sign installation and punch list work. Sign installation is expected to be completed in about three weeks. Punch list work includes all remaining project work that needs to be completed before the final project walk-through with the contractor, the County and Central Federal Lands. The plan is to have this walk-through near the end of the month, the successful completion of which will signify substantial completion of the project. As always, this schedule is subject to change due to due to weather or other unforeseen factors.
The Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project includes the mill, overlay and widening of the entire 9.8 miles of roadway along the western shore of Mormon Lake. This $9.5 million project is funded primarily by a Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) grant from CFL, which was awarded to the County in summer 2017. The County’s match of approximately $5 million for this project is funded by Proposition 403, the County’s Road Maintenance Sales Tax.
- Status: Under Construction
- Construction Start: May 2019
- Estimated Completion: Fall 2019
- Project Engineer: Central Federal Lands
- Project Contractor: InterMountain West Civil Constructors, Inc.
- Construction Cost: $9.5 Million