Road Construction and Traffic Restrictions

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

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Annual Mill & Inlay Repaving Projects
The rehabilitation of numerous Chandler streets will occur over the next several months as part of an annual street repaving program. The repairs will occur along various sections of residential streets and be performed by M. R. Tanner Construction, Inc. of Gilbert. The repaving project will begin in parts of north Chandler and will continue through early summer and involve removing the top inch-and-a-half of old asphalt and replacing it with new pavement. Notices to homeowners and businesses fronting the streets will be provided in advance of the work. Access will be maintained to residences and businesses during the construction.For more information, contact the Chandler Street Division at 480-782-3500.

Annual Slurry Seal Program
A number of City streets will be resurfaced beginning in March 2018 as part of an annual slurry seal project. Slurry seal is an asphalt emulsion mixed with aggregate. It is approx 3/8" thick and provides a new riding surface lasting up to five years. Neighborhood streets in various parts of the City will be slurry sealed, along with several major arterials, including McClintock Drive between Chandler Blvd and the Loop 202 Santan Freeway, McQueen Road between Riggs Road and Westchester Drive, Lindsay Road between Riggs and Hunt Highway, Val Vista Drive between Riggs and Hunt, and Riggs between Cooper and McQueen roads. For information, call 480-782-3500.

Arizona Avenue Improvement Project (Frye Road to Pecos Road)
The City began constructing various roadway and streetscape improvements along Arizona Avenue between Frye and Pecos roads in January 2018. The first phase of improvements from Chandler Boulevard to Frye Road was completed in 2010. Construction of this second phase will enhance the approach to Downtown Chandler from Pecos Road north to Frye Road. Improvements will include wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes, raised medians, street lighting, storm drainage, signage, waterline improvements, traffic signal modifications and hardscape and landscape enhancements. In addition, 1,700 feet of an aging waterline beneath Frye Road will be replaced west of Arizona Avenue. Roads will remain open during construction and business and resident access will be maintained. Lane restrictions may be in place to shift traffic away from work zones. For more information, visit or call the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.

Arizona Avenue Reclaimed Water Main Infill Project (Queen Creek Road to Germann Road)
Chandler's Public Works & Utilities Department is installing a reclaimed water main and sewer main along the northbound lanes of Arizona Avenue near Ryan Road located between Queen Creek Road and Germann Road. The northbound curb lane will be closed along this stretch of Arizona Avenue throughout the project's duration, which will run from late January to mid-summer 2018. This will leave two northbound traffic lanes available. During the construction, an additional northbound lane will need to be closed at times, but the closure of this second northbound lane will only be allowed during non-peak hours (between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.). Access will be maintained to homes and businesses during construction and traffic signal timing adjustments will be made as necessary to assist with traffic control. For more information, contact Dan Haskins at 480-782-3335.

Chandler Heights Road Improvement Project (Arizona Avenue to McQueen Road)
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 widening of the railroad crossing. Widening at the Consolidated Canal will need to be coordinated with Salt River Project. For more information, call the project hotline at 480-898-4060.

Chandler Heights Improvement Project (McQueen Road to Gilbert Road)
The City is planning to widen Chandler Heights Road to four lanes (two in each direction) between McQueen and Gilbert roads. Early design efforts are underway and a public meeting was held Jan. 31, 2018, to obtain public comment on the design. For more information, visit or call Project Engineer Kimberly Moon at 480-782-3349.

Cooper Road Improvement Project (Riggs Road to 3,500 feet north of Chandler Heights Road)
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.

Ocotillo Road Improvement Project (Gilbert Road to 148 Street)
The City is planning to widen Ocotillo Road to four lanes (two in each direction) between Gilbert Rd and 148 St. Early design efforts are underway and an informational meeting was held Jan. 17, 2018, to discuss the draft design and obtain comments from adjacent property owners and the public. Future meetings will be scheduled as the design progresses. The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in Fall 2019. For more information, call 480-898-4060 or visit

Price Road Utility Relocation Project (in advance of SRP Powerline undergrounding project)
The City is relocating water and sewer infrastructure in Willis Road west of Price Road, and in Price Road, from Willis Road to north of Spectrum Boulevard. This work is being done to accommodate follow-on work by SRP to underground electrical lines in this area.  Traffic restrictions are occurring on Wills Road as well as Price Road, but both remain open for travel. Please plan your travel to expect delays in Price Road during this work. Business and resident access will be maintained during this work. The City's utility relocation project is to be completed by late September, followed by SRP's installation of their 230Kv powerline. Thank you for your patience during this important project!  For questions or info, contact our project hotline at 480-898-4060. Information about SRP's powerline project can be found at

Queen Creek Road Improvements (McQueen Road to Gilbert Road, plus Cooper Road south to Nightingale Lane)
Improvements to Queen Creek Road between McQueen and Gilbert roads are under design and construction is expected to commence by summer 2018. 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.