Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
Arizona Avenue Traffic Restrictions: Major lane restrictions will be in place along southbound Arizona Avenue between the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and Macaw Drive beginning Monday, Nov. 2 through January, 2016. The installation of a reclaimed water line in Arizona Avenue will require the southbound lanes of Arizona Avenue to be narrowed from three lanes to one lane between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Two lanes will be available all other times. A three-day restriction on northbound Arizona Avenue will occur north of Germann Road from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in early 2016 for the installation of a lateral reclaimed line. Motorists are encouraged to use Alma School Road or McQueen Road to access the Santan Freeway. Traffic signal timing adjustments will be made and police officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. More information, call Dara Griffith at 480-782-3314 or Paul Young at 480-782-3146.
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 (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. McQueen Road has been widened south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway to Chandler Heights Road in earlier phases. The construction of the next segment between Chandler Heights and Riggs Road will begin in early 2016 and take approximately eight months to complete. For more information contact Amanda Sahin at 480-782-3349.
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.
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 recommended alignment for the widened roadway was approved by the City Council in August 2015. The project 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)
Dobson Road between Willis and Chandler Heights, plus sections of Elliot Road between the Price Freeway and Arizona Avenue will be resurfaced as part of an annual slurry seal project. In addition, a number of neighborhood streets throughout the City will be slurry sealed. For more information, call 480-782-3505.
TRMSS (March to July 2016)
A pavement treatment made from recycled tire rubber will be applied to a number of Chandler streets. The application of the penetrating sealant known as Tire Rubber Modified Surface Seal (TRMSS) helps extend the life of City streets by preserving pavement oils contained in the asphalt. For more information, call 480-782-3505.
Jim Phipps, Public Information Officer 480-782-2225