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Projects

The Alma School Road Design Concept Report was finalized in July 2019.  Three phases of improvements to Alma School Road are planned, as identified in the 10 Year Plan for City Capital Improvements.

Phase One improvements on Alma School Road are from Pecos Road to Germann Road.  The process to select a design firm has begun, with design scheduled for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and construction scheduled for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Phase Two improvements on Alma School Road are from Germann Road to Queen Creek Road.  Design is scheduled for Fiscal Years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 and construction is scheduled for Fiscal Year 2025/26.

Phase Three improvements on Alma School Road are from Chandler Boulevard to Pecos Road.  Design is scheduled for Fiscal Years 2024-2025 and 2025-2026, and construction is scheduled for Fiscal Year 2026-2027.

For more information visit the Alma School Road project or call the project hotline at 480-898-4060.

Construction began in November 2020 for improvements to Gilbert Road, from Ocotillo Road to Chandler Heights Road, to narrow the existing median islands in the area to provide three lanes in each direction with bike lanes.

Construction is taking place within the existing public right-of-way and includes added striping, narrowing of median islands, relocation of streetlights to improve lighting, and relocation or removal of median island landscape as needed to accommodate the improvements.

For more information, visit the Gilbert Road Project or call the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.

Design efforts are underway on a project that will widen Cooper Road to four lanes from approximately 3,500 feet north of Chandler Heights Road to Riggs Road.

The improvements will include the construction of raised medians, bike lanes, left-turn lanes, sidewalks, curb, gutter, street lighting, traffic signals, storm drains, landscaping and irrigation and utility relocations. Construction is anticipated to occur in 2021.

Community input was received from two public meetings (Dec. 2016 and March 2017) and revisions made to the design (display board No. 1 and No. 2 from the meeting), narrowing the road by 13 feet on average to reduce impacts to adjoining property owners, removing raised medians in many areas and reducing the number of stormwater retention basins.

For more information, visit the Cooper Road Project or call the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.

The City is planning to construct two new segments of bike lanes along McClintock Drive and Kyrene Road that will connect to the existing bike lane system at the Tempe city limits.

The McClintock Drive bike lane project would begin just north of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and extend to the Tempe/Chandler border north of Ray Road. The Kyrene Road bike lane project would tie into the existing striped bike lanes on Kyrene Road just south of Chandler Boulevard and head north to a tie-in point north of Ray Road.

Construction is scheduled to begin fall/winter 2020.

For more information visit the McClintock Bike Lane project or contact Jason Crampton at 480-782-3402. 

The City is planning to widen Chandler Heights Road to four lanes (two in each direction) between McQueen and Gilbert roads. Design efforts are underway and a public meeting was held Jan. 31, 2018, to obtain public comment on the design. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2020.

For more information, visit Chandler Heights Improvement Project: McQueen Road to Gilbert Road, or call Project Engineer Kimberly Moon at 480-782-3349.

The City is planning to widen Chandler Heights Road between Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive. The project is in the design phase currently. Construction is expected to occur in 2023, but could occur sooner if federal grant funds are obtained.

The project will widen the two-lane road to four lanes (two lanes in each direction) with raised medians, bike lanes, center turn lane, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street lighting and drainage improvements. A public meeting was held Nov. 14, 2018 to discuss the project and obtain community input.

For more information, visit Chandler Heights Road Improvement Project: Gilbert Road to Val Vista Drive or call the project hotline at 480-898-4060. 

The project is under design and will widen Ocotillo Road, from Gilbert Road to 148th Street, to four lanes (two lanes in each direction), with raised medians, bike lanes, center turn lane, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street lighting, drainage improvements and utility relocations. The project is receiving federal funds for design and a combination of federal and local funding for land acquisition and construction. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2019.

For more information, visit Ocotillo Road Project or call the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.

Work is currently taking place to construct improvements to Old Price Road south of Queen Creek Road to provide two lanes northbound, one lane southbound, curb and gutter on the west side of the road, and streetlights. To accommodate this work, Old Price Road will be CLOSED to all traffic, on the south side of Queen Creek Road only, beginning Jan. 4 through Feb. 12, 2021.

For project information, please contact our project hotline at 480-898-4060.

Information specifically about the Arizona Avenue Alternatives Analysis Study can be found online by visiting Valley Metro, or calling Victoria Bray at 602-490-8284.