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, but a construction start date has not been set. 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: New water and sewer mains are being installed beneath sections of Ocotillo Road and Dobson Road. work began in June 2012 and will continue through early 2013. The pipelines are needed to accommodate Intel’s plant expansion and provide system redundancy. Following the pipeline project, the City intends to rebuild Ocotillo Road to two lanes in each direction (mid-2014). For more information about the current Pipeline project, call the Project Hotline, 480-898-4060, or visit www.OcotilloPipelines.com.
Jim Phipps, Public Information Officer