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.
Gilbert Road remains open for travel during this work with lane restrictions in place to shift traffic away from the work zone. During peak hours, two lanes of travel should be available in each direction, and during off-peak daytime hours, lanes will be reduced to provide for one lane in each direction. As crews will be working in the middle of the roadway, left turns may be restricted as needed in the interest of safety. Construction is expected to take approximately seven months to complete.
If you’d like to receive updates during construction or have questions regarding the project, please contact us.
CONSTRUCTION INFO (April 15, 2021):
- Lane restrictions are in place in Gilbert Road, from Ocotillo Road to Brooks Farms Road, to shift traffic away from the work zone. Traffic is expected to shift several more times before final completion, however Gilbert Road will continue to provide two lanes of traffic in each direction during this work.
- Crews have completed installation of brick pavers in medians and continue work on landscape restoration which should be complete late next week.
- Scheduled for the week of April 26, crews will first crack seal and then apply a fog coat to the roadway throughout the length of the project. Traffic control will be shifted around during this time to accommodate the work, and law enforcement will be on-site to assist in managing traffic.
- Scheduled for May 4, crews will stripe the roadway and the traffic signals at the Fry’s/Sprouts driveways, Brooks Farm Road, and the High School will be put into operation.
- Once striping is complete, it’s expected that major traffic control can be removed; however, there may be a need for minor restrictions during daytime hours to complete any non-compliance items for the project.
- Access to businesses and residences continues to be maintained during this work.
- As we work to complete this project, on behalf of the entire project team, we thank you for your patience.
City of Chandler Title VI Notice to the Public
The City of Chandler hereby gives public notice that it is the City’s policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Federal Aid Highway program or other activity for which the City receives Federal financial assistance.
Any person, who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the City’s Title VI Program Manager within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the City by contacting Paul Young at 480-782-3146 (or 711 via AZ Relay Service).