Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
McQueen Road to close for 10K run: A one-mile section of McQueen Road in south Chandler between Germann and Queen Creek roads will be closed to traffic from 7:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 15. The closure is necessitated by a 5K and 10K running event. Detour signs will direct north/south traffic west to Arizona Avenue and east to Airport Boulevard. Local traffic to Tumbleweed Park and surrounding homes off McQueen Road will have limited access.
Fulton Ranch Blvd. Closure
The intersection of Fulton Ranch Blvd. and Basha Rd. will be closed from 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 until 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. This closure will allow the contractor to build a manhole, tie into an existing sewer line, and begin laying a deep sewer line to the north. This intersection work will result in the closure of east bound and west bound Fulton Ranch Blvd. between Alma School Rd. and Pleasant Dr., and access to and from Basha Rd. Traffic detours will include, Ocotillo Rd., Alma School Rd., Pleasant Dr. and Fulton Ranch Blvd. to the east. Local traffic will be maintained to all residents, businesses, and City park facilities. Bus routes will be redirected during the construction period. The contractor advised that due to the depth of the sewer trench, emergency vehicle access will not be available during the first week.
Once the construction is complete in the intersection, the sewer line trench will proceed north on Basha Rd. in the SB lane. Our intent is reduce Basha Rd. to a single lane controlled by flag men during the day, and open both lanes after work hours on steel plates. Soil conditions and the ability to maintain a travel lane next to a deep trench may dictate alternative traffic control.
Alma School/Chandler Blvd Improvement Project: The City is planning to improve traffic flow and safety at this intersection by adding dual left turn lanes, dedicated right turn lanes, and an auxiliary through lane on Alma School Road. The project also will include new storm drains, curb, gutter, sidewalks, signals and landscaping. Construction is planned for early 2017 and part of the construction cost will be funded by a $4.4 million Highway Safety Improvement Program grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The Alma School/Chandler Boulevard intersection had the highest collision rate in the City in 2015 with 48 accidents. Other intersections similarly improved have all shown reductions in accidents. For more information about the project, contact Hafiz Noor at 480-782-3324.
Downtown Water-Wastewater Improvement Project
Water and wastewater infrastructure improvements are being constructed in downtown Chandler through early 2017 to meet the needs of residents and businesses in the area. A map and tentative schedule provide locations and estimated dates of construction. In some cases, Arizona Public Service will need to relocate facilities to accommodate the planned improvements. During this work, roads or "alleys" scheduled for work may be closed or restricted in the interest of safety for travelers, pedestrians and construction crews, with detour signage in place. Notice will be provided in advance of any planned disruption to water or sewer service and access will be maintained to all businesses and residences. For more information, contact the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.
McQueen Road Improvements (Chandler Heights to Riggs Rd):
This project is widening McQueen Road to four lanes between Chandler Heights and Riggs roads. The project began in April 2016 and will be completed by the end of the year. Improvements include new curb, gutter, storm drain, sidewalks, streetlights, bike lanes, medians and landscaping. McQueen Road has been widened south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway to Chandler Heights Road in earlier phases. For more information contact Amanda Sahin at 480-782-3349. Information about the project is available online at www.McQueenRoadChandler.com and a 24-hour hotline (602-750-7139) has been established for persons having questions or concerns during construction.
Ocotillo Road Improvements (Cooper Road to Gilbert Road): A design contract was awarded in February 2016 to prepare construction drawings. Construction of the project is tentatively scheduled for early 2017. This project will improveOcotillo Road between Cooper Road and Gilbert Road. Portions of the road improvements have already been completed by developers and other road improvement projects. This project will complete the improvements to four lanes with bike lanes, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, street lighting, traffic signals, storm drainage, landscaping, utility relocation and wet utilities. For more information, contact Paul Young, Sr. Engineer, at 480-782-3146.
Queen Creek Road Improvements (McQueen Road to Gilbert Road, plus Cooper Road south to Nightingale Lane):
The City is planning to widen Queen Creek Road to six lanes between McQueen and Gilbert Roads and Cooper Road to four lanes between Queen Creek Road and Nightingale Lane. The project is currently under design and is scheduled for construction in mid-to-late 2017. For more information about the project, contact Dara Griffith at 480-782-3314.
Ray Road Right Turn Lane at Dobson Road (July thru October 2016):
Eastbound Ray Road at Dobson Road will experience lane restrictions resulting from construction of a dedicated right turn lane. The new right turn bay is being constructed to reduce delays for eastbound traffic wanting to turn right at Dobson, especially during evening rush