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City Construction Projects

Are you curious about what construction projects are taking place throughout Prescott? Well, you've come to the right place! Below you will find a list of construction projects that are currently underway as well as those projects that are still pending.

For information on the status of construction projects please call the City of Prescott Public Works Department at 928-777-1130.

Completed Projects

During 2010, the City contracted with a professional engineering firm to complete the Sundog Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and Airport Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Capacity and Technology Master Plans. The study revealed that wastewater BOD and TSS strength at both treatment plants have nearly tripled since the most recent upgrade (1998) lowering the treatment capacity for the Airport WRF to 1.2 MGD. Currently, average daily flows to the plant are 1.1 MGD; therefore plant expansion is necessary to handle committed capacities and projected growth in the area. The treatment capacity recommended for the next phase of the Airport WRF was established at 3.75 MGD. Three phases are recommended from the Master Plan with a total recommended build-out capacity of 9.6 or 15 MGD (dependant on the City's decision for one centralized treatment plant in the future).

The City has completed contracts with Water Works Engineers for the design of the expansion project and PCL/Fann Environmental Joint Venture as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR). The final design plans were completed in early Fall of 2012. The CMAR contract for construction was awarded by City Council on October 23, 2012 and the notice to proceed for construction was given on November 12, 2012.

The project was completed in Fall 2015.

PDF APWA Project of the Year Submittal

PDF Airport WRF Council Presentation 10-23-12

PDF AWRF Capacity and Technology Master Plan (large file, please be patient)

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:02 PM

This project consists of equipping the well with a new pump house, water transmission main to tie into the new system, and construction of an arsenic treatment plant. The project is located north of the Prescott Airport in ranch land and will have very little impact on the public throughout the duration of construction.

The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2016.

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:02 PM

The Blackhawk Subdivision Drainage Improvements Project generally consists of topographic survey of selected streets, utilities investigations, geotechnical evaluations, and the preparation of plans, specifications, and engineering construction estimates to construct surface channels and subsurface storm drainage system along S. Lakeview Drive, Golden Bear Drive, and Golden Hawk Drive in the Blackhawk Subdivision.

The project was completed in Fall 2015.

PDF Blackhawk Open House 3-4-15

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:03 PM

The Darby Creek Way Pavement Reconstruction Project generally involves reconstruction of deteriorated asphalt pavement on Darby Creek Way from Golden Bear Drive to the westerly end of Darby Creek Way. Darby Creek Way is in the Blackhawk Subdivision.

The project is currently out to bid for construction to begin in April/May 2016.

City Contact Information Project Manager: George Henderson 777-1130

Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 2:23 PM

The FY 2016 Sidewalks Repair Project generally includes the replacement of approximately 16,300 square feet of concrete sidewalks, and the upgrade of 12 handicap ramps in the Prescott downtown area. The work also includes milling, grinding, or precision saw cutting to remediate uplifted sidewalk panels.

Plan development has been completed by staff. The project is continuing through the end of this fiscal year.

City Contact Information Project Manager: Kevin Attebery 777-1130

Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Phase 2 of the Small Water Mains Project - The design consists of replacing the water main in Lincoln Street from Whipple Street to the Miller Creek low water crossing. The sewer main will also be replaced from south of Hillside Avenue to Miller Creek, and then along the side of Miller Creek from Lincoln Avenue to Sonora Drive.

The project construction was completed Winter 2016.

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:03 PM

The Montezuma Street Pavement and Utility Upgrade Project generally consists of repaving Montezuma Street and replacing existing water and sewer system from Gurley Street to Sheldon Street.

The project was completed in Fall 2015.

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:04 PM

The design consists of replacing the water main in Pleasant Street from East Aubrey Street to East Carleton Street.

Construction was completed in Winter 2016.

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:04 PM

The Rodeo Grounds drain to Miller Creek, a waterway listed as water quality impaired for E. coli bacteria by ADEQ. Miller Creek is a tributary to Granite Creek, which is also listed as water quality impaired for E. coli bacteria and Dissolved Oxygen (DO).

Due to the nature of the activities taking place at the Rodeo Grounds, this site is considered a potential pollutant "hot spot." Livestock wastes can have detrimental impacts on water quality. Livestock manure contains nutrients, like Nitrogen and Phosphorus, which may contribute to the water quality impairment downstream in Watson Lake (pH, DO, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus). Livestock manure can also contribute pathogens, including viruses, parasites, and bacteria such as fecal coliform and E. coli. E. coli in a water body is an indicator of fecal contamination, representing a potential risk to public health. Miller Creek is a tributary of Granite Creek; both creeks are listed as impaired for E. coli. Sediment is another pollutant that may be contributed by the Rodeo Grounds because of the extent of unpaved surfaces on the site. Excess sediment has many potential water quality impacts, including the transportation of other pollutants, such as nutrients and bacteria, which are problems in the Upper Granite Creek Watershed.

The Prescott Rodeo Grounds Runoff and Sediment Control Project proposes to address sediment and other pollutants (nutrients, E. coli) that may contribute to water quality impairments in Miller Creek, Granite Creek and Watson Lake by managing the runoff from the site. A series of sediment and water quality basins would be installed in two perimeter locations to intercept drainage, capture and contain sediment, and slow and filter the runoff before discharging directly to Miller Creek through a 36" culvert.

The Prescott Rodeo Grounds Runoff and Sediment Control Project will contribute to the larger goal of water quality improvement in the watershed and assist the City in meeting Wasteload Allocations (WLAs) defined in the ADEQ Draft Watson Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and the Draft Upper Granite Creek Watershed E. coli TMDL. The project will reduce the discharge of sediment and sediment-related pollutants to Miller Creek from the Prescott Rodeo Grounds by providing a settling basin to capture sediment and a series of stabilized water quality basins that will promote filtration before discharging the site.

The City has obtained a $90,000 grant from ADEQ toward construction of the sediment reduction basin. With the project the City is responding to a recommendation from ADEQ to address potential pollutant contributions from City properties under the City's Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Small MS4 (stormwater) permit. Since there are now five impaired water bodies, with another pending designation (Willow Lake), municipal stormwater discharges to impaired waterways are being examined. ADEQ believes this site to be a significant contributor of pollutants. While the Rodeo Grounds is not considered a municipal operation, the City owns the property and, because the PFD rodeo is such an important part of the community and its history, the City is seeking to ensure that the site is in compliance with all state and federal regulations. The City has been working with ADEQ to address water quality issues since the 2012 MS4 Compliance Audit, and, more recently with the Draft Watson Lake TMDL and Granite Creek TMDLs. This project will demonstrate Prescott's commitment to protecting water quality.

The project construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in April 2016.

City Contact Information Project Manager: Jeff Low 777-1643 Email: Jeff.Low@prescott-az.gov

Last updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 4:41 PM

The City of Prescott was awarded a Community Development Block Grant for the design of street reconstruction of Short and Meany Streets. These streets were reconstructed with new 3-inch asphalt pavement and curbing. The engineering design for the project was completed by Kelley-Wise Engineering. Based on neighborhood input, the project also included removal of individual mailboxes along the street and the installation of a cluster mailbox unit.

This project is now complete. See attached project update for details.

Any comments regarding the plans may be emailed to the project Manager, Jeff Low at jeff.low@Prescott-az.gov

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:05 PM

The project included construction of a new pump station, reservoir and water main from new pump station along west Gurley Street to Thumb butte Road to the intersection of Sherwood Drive. The old pump station and reservoir were abandoned. The old reservoir site is landscaped and remains as open space for the Thumb Butte Estate neighborhood.

The project was completed in 2015.

If you have questions, please contact City of Prescott Project Manager Ben Mokhtari at (928) 777-1130.

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Wickwood Lane Improvements Project generally consists of removal of the existing 36-inch diameter CMP culvert and replacement with three 42-inch diameter HDPE culverts with headwalls, safety railing, drainage improvements to the road and road improvements including an aggregate base course with a gravel cover.

The project is currently out to bid with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in April/May 2016.

City Contact Information Project Manager: Jeff Low 777-1643 Email: Jeff.Low@prescott-az.gov

Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 2:24 PM

The construction project was awarded to Fann Environmental. The project includes installation of 400 lineal feet of 16-inch water main, 50 lineal feet of 20-inch water main, a new pump station, and 1,790 lineal feet of electric conduit located at the Zone 12 Reservoir site adjacent to Old Highway 89A (see vicinity map). These new system components will provide water service to the Zone 101 service area. The pump station construction will include piping, mechanical pumps, HVAC, and electrical installation for a 2,945 square foot building.

Construction of the project was finalized in Spring 2016.

PDF Zone 101 Vicinity Map

Last updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 3:08 PM