This may affect those visiting the various trailheads in the upper West Clear Creek drainage this spring and early summer as well as where the AZT crosses the highway (jct of #29 Happy Jack and #30 Mormon Lake.)A safety project to provide a clear zone on each side of Lake Mary Road has begun. Arizona Department of Transportation is administering a project to thin trees on Lake Mary Road starting from Clint’s Well to just south of Mormon Lake Road. The project is a total of 27 miles between mileposts 290 and 317 on both sides of the highway. Work will be during daylight hours Monday through Friday, and is anticipated to last approximately 6 months. Workers MAY have to close the road at times if they feel the trees they are felling pose a danger to highway motorists. Most of the tree removal will be chipped, and merchantable trees will be decked and hauled off. Please proceed with caution and obey all traffic signs.