SUPERVISOR WHITESINGER SHARES WITH PINETOP-LAKESIDE COUNCIL
Posted: Jun 7, 2013 By: Hunter Moore
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ—The focus on regional partnerships between Navajo County and a variety of public and private entities has been a foundational component of many successful projects that have been undertaken in Navajo County. The trend continued on Thursday evening as Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger took the podium before the Pinetop-Lakeside Town Council to discuss an upcoming project that she and the Navajo County Public Works Department, in partnership with the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, have slated for completion.
The project is intended to provide safer pedestrian access for students attending Blue Ridge Middle/Junior High School and other residents who travel along Porter Mountain Road. Supervisor Whitesinger was accompanied to the Council meeting by Navajo County’s Assistant County Manager and Public Works Director Homero Vela and County Engineer Bill Bess. Supervisor Whitesinger informed the Council that the new path will stretch along the east side of Porter Mountain Road from White Mountain Blvd to the school.
"The 8 foot wide path will run from hwy 260 to the school," said Supervisor Whitesinger. "Navajo County, in partnership with the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside will be able to take several tons of recycled road millings from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and use them for the project. The Navajo County Team has worked with Pinetop-Lakeside staff, including the interim manager Kent Brooksby for this project to happen. The multi-use path is a great example of multiple agencies working together to accomplish greater public safety and good public policy."
"I don’t think it is a secret that we have a great team in Navajo County," said Supervisor Whitesinger. "But I want to thank this Council and your staff for working with us to improve this feature of our community. I have two young boys that love to ride bikes in our neighborhood, and as a mother I appreciate the added safety that this new path will provide to the students at Blue Ridge Jr. For the safety of the kids and the public, we knew this should happen before the new school year."
The project will begin on June 17th and is scheduled for completion by mid-July. The multi-use path will provide a safer route to school and local residents along Porter Mountain Road.
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