Road Construction and Traffic Restrictions

Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler.

 

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Projects

The City's Transportation & Development Department is planning to widen Chandler Heights Road from two lanes to four lanes between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road.

The roadway improvements are tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2019 and will start west of Arizona Avenue at Sunland Drive and end just east of McQueen Road.

In March 2016, the City Council approved a $975,000 contract for the design of the improvements, which will include the addition of raised medians, bike lanes, turn lanes, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street lighting, traffic signals, storm drains, landscaping and irrigation. Water, sewer and reclaimed water lines will be added or extended to undeveloped parcels and coordination with the Union Pacific Railroad will be needed to accommodate the widening of the railroad crossing.

Widening at the Consolidated Canal will need to be coordinated with Salt River Project.

For more information visit the project website, or call the project hotline at 480-898-4060.

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 the project website, 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 the project website, 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 2019.

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 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, 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 spring/fall 2021; however, if funding becomes available sooner, the project could be moved up to summer 2020.

For more information, contact Jason Crampton at 480-782-3402. 

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 OcotilloRoadEast.com or call the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.

Salt River Project (SRP) has taken over where the City left off along Price Road south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway.

Chandler spent six months and $5.6 million relocating water and sewer mains beneath this stretch of Price Road to make way for the undergrounding of a 230-kilovolt powerline by SRP. SRP's work began in October 2018, and is occurring on Willis Road west of Price and on Price from Willis north to the Loop 202 Santan Freeway.

The decision to underground the electrical lines followed numerous public meetings and various above-ground alternatives that met with public opposition due to their proximity to neighborhoods. The City and SRP reached an agreement in June 2017, to underground the powerlines along Price Road, away from neighborhoods.

Information about SRP's powerline project can be found at http://priceroadcorridor.com.

Improvements to Queen Creek Road between McQueen and Gilbert roads are under design and construction is expected to commence in early 2019.

The project will widen Queen Creek Road to six lanes and include raised medians, bike lanes, turn lanes, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm drains, street lighting, traffic signals, landscaping, irrigation and utility relocations. As part of the project, Cooper Road from Queen Creek Road south to Nightingale Lane will be improved to four lanes.

For more information about the project, contact Dan Haskins at 480-782-3335.