Sedona completes shared-use path project

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The City of Sedona and its contractor, Paul R. Peterson Construction, Inc., proudly announce the completion of the Posse Grounds Parking & Soldiers Pass Road shared-use road project.

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The project included the construction of a new parking lot at Posse Grounds Park which added 38 additional parking spaces for park and trail users. Additionally, an approximately one-mile-long shared-use trail from the new parking lot and along Soldiers Pass Road has been constructed to provide residents and visitors with safe access on foot and by bike along the highway corridor. and nearby trails.

After extensive discussions with the Shadow Estates Homeowners Association (SEHA) that began in 2019, the city worked to limit on-street parking in the Rim Shadows and Shadow Rock subdivisions to address extreme parking oversubscription. illegal resulting from daytime use. at the Soldier Pass trailhead.

When illegal parking and safety issues continued on Soldiers Pass Road, the city agreed to permanently restrict parking along Soldiers Pass Road past Carruth Drive, implement a shared-use road, and construct additional parking at Posse Grounds Park. This project supports the city’s transportation master plan and the Get Outside (GO) Sedona plan to invest in walking and biking infrastructure, and supports the construction of the Sedona Trails and Pathways System (ST&PS).

With this project completed, those looking to access the Soldier Pass trailhead can now park in the new parking lot and use the shared-use trail to access the trail. Additionally, the new parking lot at Posse Grounds Park includes restrooms and a stop for the new Sedona Shuttle, which transports hikers and cyclists to and from the Soldier Pass trailhead, as well as the Dry Creek Vista trailhead. The new shuttle service is free and open to the general public and operates all year round. For complete shuttle schedule information, please visit www.sedonashuttle.com.

“We are so proud of this project that it not only solves neighborhood and safety issues, but also supports our city’s goal of adding walking and biking facilities around Sedona. We hope residents and visitors enjoy this quality of life convenience for many years to come,” said Deputy City Manager/Director of Public Works Andy Dickey.

Learn more about the city’s ST&PS at www.sedonaaz.gov/stps.

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