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Road Projects and Traffic Restrictions

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

December 2017
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Queen Creek Road Restrictions for Gas Line installation:
Eastbound lanes of Queen Creek Road are restricted between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road to enable the installation by Southwest Gas of a pipeline.  Work is to be completed by the end of 2017. Similar work occurred earlier this year on Arizona Avenue north and south of Hamilton High School. For information, call the Project Hotline at 602-750-7139. Location Map.

Median Repair Projects- various City streets:
Repairs to damaged medians in streets around the City will reduce traffic lanes on a number of major arterials. The work to replace, repair or add pavers to the damaged medians will begin after morning rush hour and conclude before evening rush hour and require closure of the inside lanes closest to the medians. The work will take place in phases at 28 locations and began June 2017 and will take seven months to complete. The work is being performed by ELS Construction of Phoenix at a cost of $470,000. For more information, call 480-782-3500.

South Arizona Avenue Improvement Project:
The City is planning various roadway and streetscape improvements to Arizona Avenue between Frye and Pecos roads and is holding an informational meeting to discuss the upcoming construction.The meeting is scheduled from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Chandler Senior Center, 202 E. Boston St., and will provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions of the project team.The first phase of improvements from Chandler Boulevard to Frye Road was completed in 2010. Construction of Phase II will begin in January 2018 and will enhance the approach to Downtown Chandler from Pecos Road north to Frye Road. For more information, visit or call the Project Hotline at 480-898-4060.

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 late spring 2018 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.

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 begin in late 2018. 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 Improvements (Cooper Road to Norman Way):
The City’s program of improving older arterial streets in south Chandler took another step forward in November 2017 with the widening of Ocotillo Road between Cooper Road and Norman Way. Standard Construction Company will spend $2.1 million and four and a half months making improvements to the roadway. Portions of Ocotillo Road already have been completed by developers and other City projects. This work will complete the improvements to four lanes with bike lanes, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street lighting, traffic signals, storm drainage, landscaping, utility relocation and wet utilities. The project’s initial impact on traffic will involve the shifting of all traffic to the north side of Ocotillo Road, allowing crews to begin working on the south side. Traffic then will switch to the south side of Ocotillo Road while improvements are made to the north side. The roadway will remain open throughout construction and access will be maintained to homes and businesses. For more information, call 480-782-3789.

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 in spring 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 Dara Griffith at 480-782-3314.