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Swanson Avenue roadwork another step forward for development near ASU Havasu

September 16, 2018

A construction project that began in February prompted roadwork this week as workers installed water lines at the intersection of Swanson Avenue and Acoma Boulevard.

The work was expected to be finished by Friday evening, after lines from “The Views” development project were connected to the city’s high-pressure water main. It is next door to Arizona State University’s Lake Havasu City campus. According to property developer Mychal Gorden, it was another step in preparing the project to open March.

“It’s beginning to take its full shape,” Gorden said. “They’re constructing the final floor, and working on installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure.”

Gorden’s company, Desert Land Group, broke ground on the project in February. The construction is only the first phase in a larger development project at the location.

“It’s going to be a senior independent living facility,” Gorden said. “We’ve been calling it a ‘cruise ship on land’ because of its amenities like a swimming pool, full-service restaurant, shops … anything a guest could want. People are getting excited for it, and we’re excited for when the winter crowd arrives.”

According to Lake Havasu City Community Investment Director Greg Froslie, work at the intersection is intended to accommodate the Views’ sprinkler system. The pressure line would be tested next week, Froslie said. He noted that future construction at the intersection of Acoma Boulevard and Swanson Avenue is planned for early October.

During that time, traffic through the intersection will be detoured 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

As city workers make improvements to water mains on Swanson Avenue next month, street parking will be prohibited. Delays while traveling on Swanson Avenue should be expected, according to a news release from Lake Havasu City officials.

Motorists are asked to use caution while traveling near construction zones.

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