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
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length: 33.87 mi[1] (54.51 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-17 in Cordes Lakes
  SR 169 in Dewey-Humboldt
North end: SR 89 in Prescott
Highway system
SR 68 US 70

State Route 69 (SR 69) is a highway that serves as the main road to Prescott, Arizona, from Interstate 17. It is almost all divided four-lane although some sections in Prescott and Prescott Valley are wider). 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 towards 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]

Original signage for SR 69.

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 mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Cordes Lakes 0.00 0.00 I-17 south – Phoenix Southern terminus
0.90 1.45 263 To I-17 north / Arcosanti Road – Flagstaff Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Dewey-Humboldt 19.05 30.66 SR 169 to I-17
Prescott Valley 21.17 34.07 SR 89A Spur north (Fain Road) SR 89A Spur (unsigned) continues 7.2 miles (11.6 km) north to meet SR 89A
Prescott 34.01 54.73 SR 89 north – Chino Valley, Ash Fork Interchange; northbound exit only
Gurley Street – Business District Interchange; northbound left exit only
34.12 54.91 SR 89 south (Sheldon Street) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ Google (2008-04-17). "overview map of SR 69" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  3. ^ 1938 Sinclair Road Map (arizonaroads.com)