Road Construction Projects
Updates on current roadway and related projects and major street closures in Chandler
Annual Mill & Inlay Repaving Project:The rehabilitation of 18 miles of Chandler streets will occur over the next several months in Chandler as part of an annual street repaving program. The repairs will occur along 87 sections of residential streets and be performed by M. R. Tanner Construction, Inc. of Gilbert. The $4 million repaving project will continue through early summer and involve removing the top inch-and-a-half of old asphalt and replacing it with new pavement. This type of repair, called Mill and Inlay, becomes necessary when the existing pavement is in such condition that the street can no longer be maintained with slurry seal or micro seal applications. 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.
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 by November 2014. For more information, contact John Knudson, 480-782-3590 or Sandra Story, 480-782-3588.
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 Ocotillo Road has been completed. Construction on the next phase of improvements from south of Ocotillo Road to Riggs Road began in March 2013 Crews are installing water, reclaimed water, and sewer pipes beneath the roadway. 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 roadway has been designed and construction of the segment between Ocotillo Road and Chandler Heights Road is anticipated to commence in Summer 2014. For more information contact Paul Young at 480-782-3146. Public Meeting Summary (PDF) Public Meeting Display Board (PDF - Large file may take several minutes to download).
Ocotillo Road Improvements (Arizona Ave. to McQueen Road):
Construction crews in late 2013 widened a bridge over the Consolidated Canal which crosses Ocotillo Road between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road. The work was the first phase of the Ocotillo Road Improvement Project from Arizona Avenue to 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. Future phases of the Ocotillo Road Improvement Project include utility relocation work early 2014 and the widening of Ocotillo Road to four lanes between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road in the summer of 2014. For more information about the project or upcoming public meeting, contact the project hotline at 480-898-4060 or visit www.OcotilloRoadImprovements.com.
Jim Phipps, Public Information Officer 480-782-2225