Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
Galveston Street Bike/Pedestrian Bridge over Price Freeway:
The City received federal grant funds to construct a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Price/Loop 101 Freeway at Galveston Street. The project is being administered and managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation and work began in April 2013 and will be completed by mid-November 2013. The bridge will link bicycle paths on collector streets on both sides of the freeway, allowing for more access to parks, schools, employment and shopping centers. Public art elements have been incorporated into the design to enhance the aesthetics of the bridge and to provide a signature gateway structure for Chandler. The City of Chandler Bike Plan Update, the Chandler General Plan and the Maricopa Association of Government's Regional Bicycle Plan all recognize the importance of providing grade separated crossings over barriers such as freeways to facilitate bicycling and walking trips. A design study was completed in FY 2007-08 to coordinate bridge design and pier placement in conjunction with ADOT HOV lane construction on the Loop101 Price Freeway. The center pier construction was completed in 2009. For more information, visit www.azdot.gov/Loop101GalvestonStreetBridge, or call the ADOT Project Hotline at 855-712-8530.
Gilbert Road Improvements (Queen Creek Rd to Hunt Hwy):
The City is widening Gilbert Road between Queen Creek Road and Hunt Highway through a series of phased projects. The roadway has been widened to six lanes between Queen Creek and Ocotillo roads and will transition to four lanes between Ocotillo Road and Hunt Highway. The projects include the construction of landscaped medians, bike lanes, curb, gutter, sidewalks, right and left turn lanes, bus pullouts, and extensive water, reclaimed water, and sewer work. Improvements from Queen Creek Road to just south of Ocotillo Road has been completed. Construction on the next phase of improvements from south of Ocotillo Road to Riggs Road began in March 2013 Crews are installing water, reclaimed water, and sewer pipes beneath the roadway. We thank you for your continued patience during this construction. Regular e-updates are provided during construction. To be added to our distribution or for questions or comments, please contact our project hotline at 480-898-4100, or visit www.gilbertroadimprovements.com.
McQueen Road Improvements (Ocotillo Rd to Riggs Rd):
This project will widen McQueen Road to four lanes between Ocotillo and Riggs roads. The project will include new curb, gutter, storm drain, sidewalks, streetlights, bike lanes, medians and landscaping. The roadway has been designed and construction of the segment between Ocotillo Road and Chandler Heights Road is anticipated to commence in Summer 2014. For more information contact Paul Young at 480-782-3146. Public Meeting Summary (PDF) Public Meeting Display Board (PDF - Large file may take several minutes to download).
Ocotillo Road Closure:
Ocotillo Road east of Gilbert Road in Chandler is closed and scheduled to reopen by January 27, 2014. The closure is part of the on-going Gilbert Road Improvement Project and is necessary to make improvements to the Roosevelt Water Conservation District (RWCD) canal where it crosses Ocotillo Road east of Gilbert Road. Gilbert Road will continue to permit north and southbound traffic; however, traffic will not be permitted to turn eastbound onto Ocotillo Road. In addition, eastbound Ocotillo Road traffic will be required to turn north or south on Gilbert Road, and westbound Ocotillo Road traffic will not have access to Gilbert Road. Residents east of Gilbert Road may use Lindsay Road as an alternate during this time. For ongoing project information, visit www.GilbertRoadImprovements.com or call the project hotline at 480-898-4100.
Ocotillo Road Improvements (Arizona Ave. to McQueen Road):
Construction crews are currently widening of a bridge over the Consolidated Canal which crosses Ocotillo Road between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road. C. S. Construction, Inc. of Phoenix was awarded a $517,000 contract in October to perform the work, which is the first phase of the Ocotillo Road Improvement Project from Arizona Avenue to McQueen Road. The widening of the canal bridge is being done ahead of the roadway improvements to accommodate Salt River Project’s dry-up schedule for the Consolidated Canal. The 90-day construction project will require some traffic restrictions along Ocotillo Road, but no full road closures. Future phases of the Ocotillo Road Improvement Project include utility relocation work beginning next spring and the widening of Ocotillo Road to four lanes between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road next summer. For more information about the project or upcoming public meeting, contact the project hotline at 480-898-4060 or visit www.OcotilloRoadImprovements.com.
Jim Phipps, Public Information Officer 480-782-2225