Arizona State Route 69

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State Route 69 marker

State Route 69
SR 69 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length33.87 mi[1] (54.51 km)
Existed1938–present
Major junctions
South end I-17 in Cordes Lakes
  SR 169 in Dewey-Humboldt
North end SR 89 in Prescott
Highway system
SR 68US 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, at a spot known as Cordes Junction. 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.

Locationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Cordes Lakes0.000.00 I-17 south – PhoenixSouthern terminus
0.901.45263 To I-17 north / Arcosanti Road – FlagstaffInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Dewey-Humboldt19.0530.66 SR 169 to I-17
Prescott Valley21.1734.07SR 89A Spur north (Fain Road)SR 89A Spur (unsigned) continues 7.2 miles (11.6 km) north to meet SR 89A
Prescott34.0154.73 SR 89 north – Chino Valley, Ash ForkInterchange; northbound exit only; former US 89
Gurley Street – Business DistrictInterchange; northbound left exit only
34.1254.91 SR 89 south (Sheldon Street)Northern terminus; former US 89
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

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)