Arizona State Route 69

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For the former SR 69, see U.S. Route 93 in Arizona.

State Route 69 marker

State Route 69
Phoenix-Prescott Hwy/Black Canyon Hwy
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length: 33.87 mi[1] (54.51 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑17 near Cordes Lakes
North end: SR 89 in Prescott
Highway system
  • State Routes in Arizona
SR 68 US 70

State Route 69 (SR 69) is a divided four-lane highway that serves as the main road to Prescott, Arizona from Interstate 17. Prior to the construction of Interstate 17, State Route 69 continued south to Phoenix, Arizona as the Prescott-Phoenix Hwy or Black Canyon Highway on a different alignment, through the ghost towns of Bumble Bee and Cordes.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SR 69 is located at exit 262 of I-17. It heads northwest from this interchange passing through Mayer before curving towards the north at Poland Junction. It continues north to a junction with SR 169 in Dewey-Humboldt. The highway gradually curves towards the west after this junction as it heads through Prescott Valley. It continues its gradual curve towrds the southwest until it curves towards the west near Yavapai Hills. The highway continues towards the west until it reaches its terminus at SR 89 in Prescott.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 1938, SR 69 began showing on state maps for the new route between Phoenix and Prescott. This older road still exists along a stretch from Mayer southeast through Cordes and Bumble Bee and terminating in Black Canyon City.[3] SR 69 was truncated from Phoenix to Cordes Junction in the late 1960s after Interstate 17 was completed.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Yavapai County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.17 0.27 I‑17 – Flagstaff, Phoenix
  18.90 30.42 SR 169 to I‑17
Prescott 34.05 54.80 SR 89 – Chino Valley, Ash Fork, Prescott
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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