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Road Construction Projects

Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler

December 2016
  
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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, an additional through lane on Alma School Road and bus lane on Chandler Boulevard. The project also will include new storm drains, curb, gutter, sidewalks, signals and landscaping. A public meeting to discuss the project has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Arizona College Prep, 1150 W. Erie St. 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.  

South Arizona Avenue Improvement Project: The City wishes to improve Arizona Avenue between Frye and Pecos roads as part of an overall plan to develop a pedestrian friendly, urban feel to the City’s core and provide a new entryway into downtown Chandler from the Loop 202/Santan Freeway. A Design Kick-Off meeting has been scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Downtown Chandler Library (Copper Room), 22 S. Delaware St. The first phase of improvements from Chandler Boulevard to Frye Road was completed in 2010. Design is now underway for the next phase of the project, which will enhance the approach to Downtown Chandler from Pecos Road north to Frye Road. The project team invites you to join us and provide your comments on the proposed improvements. For more information, call 480-782-3400.

Chandler Heights Road Improvement Project (Az. Ave. to McQueen Road)
The City’s Transportation & Development Department is planning to widen Chandler Heights Road from two lanes to four lanes between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road and seeks public input on the design. An informational meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Hamilton Branch Library (Program Room), 3700 S. Arizona Avenue. The roadway improvements are tentatively scheduled for late next year and will begin west of Arizona Avenue at Sunland Drive and end just east of McQueen Road. In March 2016, the City Council approved a $975,000 contract for the design of the improvements, which will include the addition of raised medians, bike lanes, turn lanes, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street lighting, traffic signals, storm drains, landscaping and irrigation. Water, sewer and reclaimed water lines will be added or extended to undeveloped parcels and coordination with the Union Pacific Railroad will be needed to accommodate widening of the railroad crossing. Widening at the Consolidated Canal will need to be coordinated with Salt River Project. For more information, call the project hotline at 480-898-4060.

Cooper Road Improvement Project (Riggs Road to 3,500 feet north of Chandler Heights Road)
Design efforts are underway on a project that will widen Cooper Road to four lanes from approximately 3,500 feet north of Chandler Heights Road to Riggs Road. A public meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Hull elementary School, 2424 E. Maren Drive. The improvements will include the construction of raised medians, bike lanes, turn lanes, sidewalks, curb, gutter, street lighting, traffic signals, storm drains, landscaping and irrigation and utility relocations. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018. For more information, call 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 fall 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): 
Improvements to Queen Creek Road between McQueen and Gilbert roads are under design and construction is expected to commence in late 2017 or early 2018. The project will widen Queen Creek Road to six lanes and include raised medians, bike lanes, turn lanes, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm drains, street lighting, traffic signals, landscaping, irrigation and utility relocations.  As part of the project, Cooper Road from Queen Creek Road south to Nightingale