Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
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 in each direction. The project would also include new storm drains, curb, gutter, sidewalks, signals and landscaping. Construction is planned for early 2017 and more than 80 percent of the construction cost will be funded by a $5.5 million Highway Safety Improvement Program grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The Alma School/Chandler Boulevard intersection handles approximately 61,000 vehicles per day and had the fourth highest collision rate in the City in 2012. A 'before and after' crash analysis of seven similar intersection improvement projects in Chandler showed accidents decreased an average of 35 percent. For more information about the project, contact Hafiz Noor at 480-782-3324.
Hot In Place Repaving (March to May 2016)
Several sections of Alma School Road between Knox and Germann will be resurfaced using a special process called Hot-In-Place repaving. This fast moving process provides a cost effective means to rehabilitate worn pavements by re-using the old asphalt. The process mills up the existing pavement, recycles the material and lays it back down in one pass with a new layer of asphalt placed on top. For more information, call 480-782-3505.
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 begain 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.
Mill & Inlay (March to May 2016)
A number of neighborhood streets will be resurfaced by removing the top inch-and-a-half of old asphalt and replacing it with new pavement. This type of repair, called Mill and Inlay, becomes necessary when the existing pavement is in such condition that the street can no longer be maintained with slurry seal or micro seal applications. For more information, call 480-782-3505.
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 Amanda Sahin, Project Manager, at 480-782-3349.
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.
Slurry Seal (March to July 2016)