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Overdue repairs coming to the Perkinsville Timber Bridge

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By Savannah Howe | Feb 27, 2020

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A 90-year-old timber bridge at the crossing of Suncrest Ranch Road and Perkinsville Road is finally going to undergo some much-needed repairs.

Travelers on this route to Jerome should prepare for lane reductions, reduced speeds and flaggers directing traffic until the construction finishes, which is projected to be at the end of April.

The construction, headed by Technology Construction, Inc. and Yavapai County, will bring updates to the bridge's aged infrastructure to make it more stable. At the end of the renovations, the bridge will feature new asphalt, an upgraded guard rail, removal of the deteriorated timber and more miscellaneous updates. 

Perkinsville Road is a widely enjoyed path for scenic travel, and opens up to enjoyable views of Sedona's red rocks and Humphrys Peak. Following twists and curves through the hills, the road traces the old United Verde and Pacific Railway track up to the novel mile-high town of Jerome.

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