Public meeting planned for US 93 project in Wickenburg

Public encouraged to attend and receive updates on final plans
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to present final design plans for an upcoming project that will improve traffic flow on US 93 between SR 89 and Tegner Street in Wickenburg.

The public meeting, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Wickenburg Community Center on 160 N. Valentine St., will present project information and give the public opportunities to provide comments.

The project includes widening US 93 to two lanes in each direction, constructing raised center medians and constructing frontage roads and roundabouts at Rincon, Cope, Vulture Mine and Scenic Loop roads, and at State Route 89.

Construction is currently scheduled for fiscal year 2020.

Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting, learn more about the project and submit comments. Representatives from the ADOT study team will be available to answer questions.

If you cannot attend the meeting, there are other ways to submit comments:

  • Phone: 855.712.8530
  • Online: Visit and select Projects from the drop-down menu
  • Mail written comments or questions to:
    ADOT Communications
    1109 Commerce Drive
    Prescott, AZ 86301
    Attn: Deborrah Miller

All comments must be received by April 5 to be included in the public record.

For more information on this and other US 93 projects,

March is National Ladder Safety Month

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OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to routinely keep injury and illness records. Covered establishments are only required to electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). The requirement to keep and maintain OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 for five years is not changed by this Final Rule.

Remember, not all establishments are covered by this requirement. To review which establishments need to provide their data, click here.

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A lithium battery-powered body camera.