Construction in and around the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street in Downtown Chandler will limit traffic to one lane in each direction on sections of Arizona Avenue during the project, which begins Monday, May 13 and is expected to take nearly three months to complete.
The project includes the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection, which along with other improvements is in preparation for the completion and opening of the New Square Development across from Chandler City Hall later this year. New Square is a mixed-use development with retail, office and restaurant space, along with a Hilton Garden Inn. A new parking garage also is under construction west of New Square.
The first phase of intersection construction will take place on the west side of Arizona Avenue, and traffic between Frye Road and Boston Street will be shifted to the east side of Arizona Avenue, one lane in each direction. During phase one, access to West Chicago Street from Arizona Avenue will be blocked. Businesses on Chicago Street, west of Arizona Avenue, will be accessible from Oregon Street via Frye Road or California Street via Boston Street during this five to six-week project phase.
During the second phase, construction will shift to the east side of Arizona Avenue, and traffic between Frye Road and Boston Street will move to the west side of Arizona Avenue, one lane in each direction. In addition, during phase two, East Chicago Street in front of Chandler City Hall will be closed to all traffic between Arizona Avenue and Washington Street Visitors to City Hall should use Frye Road or Boston Street to get to Washington Street, where they will have access to several free parking options adjacent to City Hall.
For more information, call 480-898-4060, or visit chandleraz.gov/GrowingDowntown.