Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
Alma School/Chandler Blvd Improvement Project: the City is planning to improve traffic flow and safety at this intersection by adding dual left turn lanes, dedicated right turn lanes, and an auxiliary through lane in each direction. The project would also include new storm drains, curb, gutter, sidewalks, signals and landscaping. A construction date has not yet been set, but more than 80 percent of the construction cost will be funded by a $5.5 million Highway Safety Improvement Program grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The Alma School/Chandler Boulevard intersection handles approximately 61,000 vehicles per day and had the fourth highest collision rate in the City in 2012. A 'before and after' crash analysis of seven similar intersection improvement projects in Chandler showed accidents decreased an average of 35 percent. For more information about the project, contact Hafiz Noor at 480-782-3324.
Chandler Boulevard Water Main Tie-over & Extension (McQueen to Cooper roads):
Improvements to the water main system beneath Chandler Boulevard between McQueen and Cooper roads will result in traffic restrictions beginning in early June 2014. Water service and business access will be maintained during construction, but traffic lanes will be shifted to accommodate the work. The project will cost approximately $1 million and involve the abandonment of an old water main and the installation of new service connections to an existing, newer water main. Excavation of trenches in the streets is required and any landscaping disturbed by the construction will be replaced. Work is scheduled to conclude in November 2014. For more information, contact Gina Ishida-Rayburn, 480-782-3349, or John Knudson, 480-782-3590.
Frye Road Manhole Rehab Project (Price Rd to Alma School Road):
Frye Road between Price and Alma School roads will experience minor traffic restrictions beginning in August while more than 50 aging manholes are rehabilitated. A contractor working for the City, Achen-Gardner Construction, will begin the work Mon., Aug. 18, and complete the project by Thanksgiving. Construction will not remain in one place, but move down the road west-to-east as repairs are made. Work areas will be minimized as much as possible to reduce traffic impacts and access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. Work will occur Monday thru Friday, with some evening and weekend work possible. For more information, call 480-782-3335. Project location map.
Gilbert Road Improvements (Queen Creek Rd to Hunt Hwy):
The City is widening Gilbert Road between Queen Creek Road and Hunt Highway through a series of phased projects. The roadway has been widened to six lanes between Queen Creek and Ocotillo roads and will transition to four lanes between Ocotillo Road and Hunt Highway. The projects include the construction of landscaped medians, bike lanes, curb, gutter, sidewalks, right and left turn lanes, bus pullouts, and extensive water, reclaimed water, and sewer work. Improvements from Queen Creek Road to just south of Chandler Heights Road have been completed. Construction on the next phase of improvements from south of Chandler Heights Road to Hunt Highway began in September, 2014. Work is to be completed by mid-July 2015. We thank you for your continued patience during this construction. Regular e-updates are provided during construction. To be added to our distribution or for questions or comments, please contact our project hotline at 480-898-4100, or visit www.gilbertroadimprovements.com.
McQueen Road Improvements (Ocotillo Rd to Riggs Rd):
This project will widen McQueen Road to four lanes between Ocotillo and Riggs roads. The project will include new curb, gutter, storm drain, sidewalks, streetlights, bike lanes, medians and landscaping. The construction of the next segment between Ocotillo and Chandler Heights will take approximately 8 months to complete beginning in late October, 2014. For more information contact Allen Zimmermann at 480-782-3335, call the Project Hotline at 602-750-7139, or visit the project website, www.McQueenRoadChandler.com. Watch the video above on South Chandler projects for more information.
Ocotillo Road Improvements (Arizona Ave. to McQueen Road):
Ocotillo Road is being widened to four lanes beginning in late October 2014 and concluding in June 2015. Construction crews in late 2013 widened a bridge over the Consolidated Canal which crosses Ocotillo Road between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road. The widening of the canal bridge was done ahead of the roadway improvements to accommodate Salt River Project’s dry-up schedule for the Consolidated Canal. For more information about the project, contact the project hotline at 480-898-4060 or visit www.OcotilloRoadImprovements.com. Watch the video above on South Chandler projects for more information.
Jim Phipps, Public Information Officer 480-782-2225