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 Saturday, Dec. 19. 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. The first restrictions will occur Nov. 2 through Nov. 25 between Loop 202 and Germann Road. The lane restrictions will move southward beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 12, occurring along southbound Arizona Avenue between Germann Road and Macaw Drive. Thirdly, the project will involve restrictions from Dec. 14 to Dec. 19 along southbound Arizona Avenue from Loop 202 to Macaw Drive to enable road resurfacing. A three-day restriction on northbound Arizona Avenue will occur north of Germann Road from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 25, 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.
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 on late 2015 or early 2016 and take approximately eight months to complete. For more information contact Allen Zimmermann at 480-782-3335.
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.
Jim Phipps, Public Information Officer 480-782-2225