Updated Dec 2018 

The Design Concept Report is completed and stakeholder discussions are ongoing. The city expects to have a final design for the full project by mid-February 2019, anticipates hiring a construction contractor in late April, and anticipates active construction to begin after spring break 2019, continuing through October 2019. 

Options and actions designed to assist business owners during the construction period are being developed.  

About the project. This project seeks to improve traffic flow, and the appearance and community feeling of Sedona's Uptown area, through a combination of street, hardscape and landscape improvements designed to control traffic flow and remove a variety of causes of slow-downs. Included:  

  • Decorative raised median to direct pedestrians to controlled crossings and enhance the appearance of Uptown.
  • Addition of a southbound SR89A travel lane.
  • Turnaround points at the north and south ends of Uptown, including a Jordan Road roundabout. 
  • One-way access from 89A to free parking via Schnebly Road.
  • Estimated cost is $3.6 million.

With no traffic, it takes seven minutes to travel from the Trout Farm to the Y. In severe congestion it takes 42 minutes. With this strategy, a severely congested trip would be reduced from 42 minutes to 15 minutes. The raised median reduces turning movement conflicts and uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. Roundabouts facilitate U-turns and serve to keep vehicles consistently moving at safe speeds.

Uptown roadway improvements