Downtown Improvements

Downtown Chandler Improvements Projects (ST2203.101)

Downtown Chandler Improvement Project Map

The City of Chandler is currently in construction for three important projects for improvements to Downtown Chandler.

  • Wall Street Improvements
  • Boston Street Reconstruction
  • Chandler City Hall Parking Lot & Alley Improvements

Work is taking place in the summer/fall 2024 timeframe to be complete prior to Downtown Chandler’s peak season.

The following information is provided related to project components and schedule for each of the three projects.

The City of Chandler recently completed design for aesthetic and pedestrian improvements along Wall Street between Chicago Street and Frye Road. As part of the ongoing revitalization south of the Historic Square, Wall Street Improvements (from Chicago Street to Frye Road) will improve and increase pedestrian spaces in Downtown Chandler. The first phase of improvements included undergrounding overhead electric and communication utilities. Renderings of the planned improvements are provided below.

Crews resumed work in late May with work beginning in the south portion of Wall Street to lower utilities and conduct removals to begin minor irrigation work as part of the planned improvements. Work in the south half of Wall Street is expected to take 4-6 weeks to complete, with similar work on the north half of Wall Street to follow. Crews will then install final signage, planters, irrigation, and lighting.

Access is being maintained from Arizona Avenue to the parking area, and pedestrian access to Wall Street will be maintained during construction. Work is taking place during daytime hours, weekdays, excluding major holidays, and accommodations made for sanitation and deliveries. Work areas will be secured to provide pedestrian access during off-work hours and weekends. 

Wall Street Improvements Phasing

 

Wall Street Daytime Image:

Wall Street - Daytime Image

 

Wall Street Night Image: 

Wall Street - Night Image

The City of Chandler has contracted with Sunland Asphalt to construct improvements to Boston Street, between San Marcos Place and California Street. Improvements include full asphalt and subsurface removal and replacement as well as widening sidewalks on the north side of Boston, east of Oregon Street, and on the south side of Boston, west of Oregon Street, with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and pedestrian crosswalk improvements, and a ride share/drop off area. Construction began in early May and is expected to be complete in October 2024.

To accommodate Downtown Chandler visitors, this work is being conducted during the summer and has been phased to accommodate one-way traffic (eastbound only) on Boston Street, west of San Marcos Place. Work will be conducted one phase at a time with tentative dates provided (see graphic). 

Crews are currently nearing completion in Phase 2, and scheduled to begin work in Phase 3 on Monday, June 17. Phase 3 is located on the south side of Boston, east of the Oregon Street alignment. In addition, as Phase 3 is a smaller phase, relatively speaking, work is scheduled to begin on Phase 4 as early as Thursday, June 20.  Phase 4 is located on the south side of Boston, west of the Oregon Street alignment.  Access will be provided to Oregon Street during work in Phases 3 & 4.   

In an effort to minimize the impacts to Downtown Chandler businesses, crews begin work at 3 a.m. each morning, working 9-hr days Monday through Thursday, and a 4-hr day on Fridays

Once all four phases are complete, crews will need to complete work in the roadway, which may require a short-term closure of Boston Street for approximately two weeks. Details will be provided as the work is scheduled. Thank you for your patience during this work.

Boston Street Phasing

 

Chandler City Hall Parking lot will be removed and repaved with new striping and added lighting. In addition, the “alley” to the south of the Boston Street businesses (north of the City Hall parking lot) will be reconstructed and include installation of concrete curbing, valley gutter, trash enclosure and electric vehicle charging stations.

Construction began in early June and is taking place during the summer with the goal of being complete prior to the peak business season. Initial work includes potholing, and removal of asphalt and any concrete or landscape, to begin work on the improvements. Access will be provided, for deliveries only, to the alley just south of Boston Street until work begins in that area. Project completion is expected in October 2024.

 

City Hall Parking Lot Project Plan

For questions, concerns, or additional information, please email us or contact us.

Project Hotline: 480-898-4060