The City of Chandler administers a Wastewater Sewer Assessment Program that evaluates, prioritizes, and makes needed repairs to sewer pipes and manholes within the City’s wastewater collection system. As part of this program, sewer pipe and six manholes in the vicinity of the intersection of Dobson Road and Chandler Boulevard, and in Dobson Road to just north of Galveston Street, were identified as needing rehabilitation or replacement. The sewer infrastructure in this area ranges from 35 to 50 years old. In addition, water main replacement will take place in Chandler Boulevard from west of Dobson Road to east of Chippewa Place.
Based on the condition of the existing sewer pipe, where possible the rehabilitation will include installing a lining within the existing sewer pipe. This process has been found to reduce construction impacts to nearby businesses and the time needed for rehabilitation by eliminating the need for excavation. In some segments, the replacement and relocation of sewer pipe and manholes along with the abandonment of the old structures will need to take place by way of trenching and installing the pipeline. Installation of the new sewer pipe and manholes will require excavations as deep as 18-feet in some locations.
Water main replacement will take place by trenching and installing pipeline. Should disruptions to business or residential water service be needed, those impacted will be notified by door hanger 24-48 hours in advance.
Construction began in mid-May 2023 with an anticipated completion date of August 2024.
Construction Information (Nov. 9, 2023):
Crews are nearing completion with sewer pipeline and manholes in the Dobson Rd/Chandler Blvd intersection with removal of the bypass in Chandler Blvd taking place. Scheduled to begin Saturday, Nov. 11, crews will remove the sewer bypass in the middle of Chandler Blvd. Lane restrictions will remain in place and left turns will be restricted in all directions at the intersection for this effort.
The work area in the Dobson Rd/Chandler Blvd intersection is scheduled to be paved back on Monday, Nov. 13. During the paving activity, there will be varying traffic and turn restrictions as paving needs to take place across the intersection. In addition, as paving will need to take place in Chandler Blvd, west of Dobson Rd, left turns will be restricted at the median opening until paving is complete. Once paving is completed, Chandler Blvd traffic will be restored to two lanes in each direction as final clean-up and restoration takes place through the week in this area.
Work is also nearing completion in the sewer pipe lining process, taking place in the east side of Dobson Rd between Galveston and Chandler Blvd. As currently scheduled, paving crews will pave back the bypass trench for this work in Dobson, and any remaining needed paving, on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17. All paving should be complete; however, if needed, remaining paving will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Traffic control will be removed from the Dobson Rd/Chandler Blvd intersection prior to Thanksgiving; however, work in this area is not complete and will resume right after the new year.
Scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 20, crews will work on the north side of Chandler Blvd, west of Alma School Rd at Arrowhead Dr to install a temporary waterline and valve to accommodate upcoming waterline installation. Once installed, waterline testing will take place for the temporary waterline to be put into operation by the end of November. Those impacted by any planned water service disruptions will be notified in advance.
Waterline work is expected to take place off the roadway on the north side of Chandler Blvd beginning at approximately Arrowhead Dr and move in an easterly direction toward Chippewa Pl. Sidewalk on the north side of Chandler Blvd will be closed during this work with pedestrian traffic directed to the south side of Chandler Blvd at the crosswalks at Arrowhead Dr and Parklane Blvd. In addition, the westbound curb lane in Chandler Blvd will be restricted with access to businesses maintained.
During construction, roads remain open for travel with lane and turn restrictions in place, as needed, to shift traffic away from the work zone. Access to residences and businesses is being maintained during construction. There may be a need for driveway or side street restrictions; however, the contractor will ensure there are alternate driveways open or access available during any restrictions.
If you’d like to receive updates during construction or have questions regarding the project, please contact us.