Mountain Line Detours for City Construction
As the City of Flagstaff prepares to break ground on two large-scale road improvement projects, Mountain Line is working closely with City staff to mitigate disruptions to riders and effectively communicate route and service changes.
The construction work is part of the voter-approved Proposition 406, which creates revenue for city-wide road improvement projects. The next phase of Proposition 406 work will begin on April 17 with the Lockett Road project. From April 17 – May 2, Mountain Line’s Route 2 buses will be escorted through the construction zone and no existing stops will be missed, but riders might experience delays. Starting on Wednesday, May 3, all Route 2 buses will detour off Lockett Road, traveling along Linda Vista Dr. via Fanning Dr. to the east and King St. to the west. The following stops will be closed beginning May 3, for the duration of the Lockett Rd. project, and several temporary stops will be set up:
Heading Toward the Mall Connection Center
- Stop 11 at Lockett Rd. / Alta Vista Dr. closed. Temporary stop on the southeast corner of Linda Vista Dr. and Alta Vista Dr.
- Stop 12 at Lockett Rd. / Fanning Dr. closed. Temporary stop located slightly north on Fanning Dr., on the east side of the road.
Heading Toward the Downtown Connection Center
- Stop 19 at Lockett Rd. / Manor Rd. closed. No temporary stop will be available.
- Stop 20 at Lockett Rd. / Alta Vista Dr. Temporary stop located on the north side of Linda Vista Dr. at Alta Vista Blvd.
The next major project will be the Beaver St. Project, closing Beaver St. from Columbus Ave. to Birch Ave. The Route 2 buses heading back to the Downtown Connection Center will use Humphreys St. as an alternative. The following stops will be closed (start date TBD in mid-May), for the duration of the Beaver St. project, and temporary stops will be set up:
- Stop 27 at Beaver St. / Hunt Av. closed. Temporary stop located at Humphreys St. and Fine Av.
- Stop 28 at Beaver St. / Birch Av. closed. Temporary stop located at Humphreys St. and Birch Av., near Wheeler Park.
Additional upcoming projects that may cause delays or detours are also slated for Zuni Rd. and Mike’s Pike. Mountain Line staff will communicate all information about Proposition 406-related construction projects via signage posted at affected stops, the “What’s New” section of the Mountain Line website (www.mountainline.az.gov), social media, and the FLGRide real time arrival app.
Per NAIPTA’s Reasonable Modification Policy, any riders who typically use the impacted bus stops, but will have difficulty accessing the temporary stops due to a disability, can request a reasonable modification by calling 928.679.8911 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAIPTA is the transit agency in northern Arizona operating the Mountain Line, Mountain Lift and Mountain Link systems in Flagstaff. NAIPTA also coordinates services with Campus Shuttle Service at Northern Arizona University. Visit www.mountainline.az.gov for more information.