Work to trim and remove overgrown trees and bushes along Moson Road will begin on Monday.


The effort will allow Cochise County Highways & Floodplain Department to conduct an accurate survey to start the design phase of the Moson Road Improvement Project, said County Engineer Jackie Watkins.


Repaving and expansion of the first two miles of Moson Road, from Hereford Road to Ramsey Road, is scheduled for fiscal year 2020.


The clearance of trees and bushes lining the highway will also improve driver safety and help mitigate visibility issues.


The work will be performed by the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona Department of Corrections crews under the direction of Cochise County.


Crews will begin on the south end of Moson Road at Hereford Road and will work their way north. Work will take place Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the project is expected to be completed by within 30 days.


“Trees and bushes will be cut back from fence line to fence line, but if no fence is in place clearing will go from utility poles to the roadway,” explained Public Works Director Marty Haverty. “Brush and small branches will be mulched and spread along the roadside, while larger branches and logs will be stacked near fence lines for residents to use if desired.”


Drivers are advised to watch for work crews and to adhere to road signs and posted speed limits.