​​American Legion

Post 108​

Prescott Valley, Arizona

​​MEETINGS:  2nd Tuesday of the month 
ALR: 5:00 p.m. - Post/Unit Joint Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
Auxiliary right after joint meeting 
United Methodist Church
8944 E Sommer Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

                             Originally Published: April 20, 2023 7:17 p.m.

Expect lane restrictions on Highway 169 through this fall.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) announced in a news release that it will begin a project this spring in Yavapai County to replace the bridge deck on Highway 169 over Interstate 17.

The $6.2 million project is scheduled to start Monday, April 24, and extend through fall 2023. The work includes replacing the Highway 169 bridge deck, which is the top surface of the structure motorists drive on. As part of the project, crews will also build a new concrete bridge deck, repair erosion at the bridge abutments and replace some sections of guardrail.

Motorists should expect Highway 169 to be reduced to one lane only for eastbound and westbound travel during construction, with a temporary traffic signal regulating traffic. To reduce delays, work crews will limit other traffic restrictions to overnight hours.

The work also requires overnight restrictions on Interstate 17 the nights of April 24 and April 25 while work crews demolish and remove the bridge deck. Southbound I-17 will be rerouted to the freeway ramps the evening of April 24. Northbound I-17 will be rerouted onto freeway ramps the evening of April 25.

For more information, please visit the project page at https://azdot.gov/projects/northwest-district-projects/sr-169-bridge-deck-replacement-i-17.​

I drove that bridge today and traffic was well controlled by the temporary traffic signals on each end of the bridge. One way traffic to be sure, but the wait going eastbound was only a few minutes during the 8 o'clock hour. No impact when southbound, as the exit ramp onto Rt 169 was clear of the construction area.

Bob Meadowcroft,

Road Captain

​​​​Time For Another Ride!

ALR 108 Ride Thursday May 31, 2023

Just an update and reminder of our overnighter ride to Holbrook and the Petrified Forest National Forest.

Meeting:  Meet on Wed, May 31st at the Dewey Maverick at 9:30 for KSU 9:45. 

Route: I'd like segments of the ride to follow general guidance of being about 100 miles, and/or an hour or so.

First leg: Dewey to Payson (Maverik) for gas, then Culver's for lunch by 11:30, a leg of about 85 miles, time about 1 hr, 35 min., and climbing in elevation 

Second leg: Payson to Heber, likely the Circle K just to the west for a break. distance about 52 miles over 55 minutes, also climbing in elevation.

Third leg: Heber to Holbrook, distance 45 miles, 50 minutes. About 180 miles overall from meeting point.

Info:  Gas prices for all these stops enroute are lower than the Dewey Maverik by a bit. Overall temps are expected to be in the 70's (except maybe low 80's through Camp Verde). Climbing in elevation will help the cooling much of the way, but then from Heber (at 6627 ft),  we descend to Holbrook (at 5082 ft). Possible dinner location near the area of the hotels:  Tom and Suzie Diner, good reviews by locals.

Thursday: Tour the park and local area.  Friday:  Return home via Winslow, about 150 miles.

Expected participants: Juanita and John, Kathy and Doug, Nancy (likely by cage) and Greg Flippen, Suzanne and Mike (both by cage), and Sandy and Bob. Let me know if your plans have changed or if there's interest from anyone else. Thanks  !

Bob Meadowcroft,
ALR 108 Road Captain

​                  rider's thought for the day:      

Please respond to me a few days in advance if you're planning on going, as the restaurants would like a head count estimate.

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