Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
Annual Mill & Inlay Street Repaving: The rehabilitation of 51 lane miles of Chandler streets began in April as part of an annual street repaving program. The repairs will occur along 136 sections of residential streets and be performed by M. R. Tanner Construction, Inc. of Gilbert. The $5.2 million repaving project will continue through early October and involve 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. Notices to homeowners and businesses fronting the streets will be provided in advance of the work. Access will be maintained to residences and businesses during the construction. For more information, contact the Chandler Street Division at 480-782-3500
Annual Street Sealing program: 100 miles of City streets are being resurfaced as part of an annual slurry seal project. Southwest Slurry Seal, Inc. is performing the work which began May 4 and will conclude in September. Slurry seal is an asphalt emulsion mixed with aggregate. It is approx 3/8" thick and provides a new riding surface lasting up to five years. Advance notice in the form of door hangers will be distributed to homes and businesses along streets to be sealed. The notice will ask that cars not be parked along the street so that sealant can be applied unobstructed. For more information, call the City’s Streets Division at 480-782-3500.
Alma School Road Traffic Restrictions: Major lane restrictions will be in place along Alma School Road between the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and Germann Road beginning Monday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 10. The installation of a reclaimed water line in Alma School Road will require all traffic on Alma School to be shifted into the southbound lanes. A single northbound and southbound lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Motorists are encouraged to use Pecos Road or Arizona Avenue to access the Santan Freeway. Traffic restrictions will be lifted on Sundays to accommodate traffic associated with two large churches located along this section of Alma School Road. In addition, traffic signal timing adjustments will be made and police officers will 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.
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 Chandler Heights Road have been completed. Construction on the next phase of improvements from south of Chandler Heights Road to Hunt Highway began in September, 2014. Work is to be completed by mid-July 2015. 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.