Road closures and more: Top stories from this week in Gilbert, Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular stories covering Gilbert and Chandler from this week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

ADOT announces upcoming closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on a stretch of Loop 101 through Chandler.

Pedal Haus introduces new position to ensure restaurant remains clean during COVID-19

The owner of the downtown Chandler eatery has adapted his operations during the pandemic by creating a “chief sanitizing officer” position.



Chandler USD superintendent says district is looking into flexible options for next school year

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel said the district has convened a task force to develop options for returning to school in line with directives from state officials as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidelines for reopening schools.

Enjoy wine, beer in the park in downtown Chandler beginning Friday, May 22

Through the city’s “Dine in the Park” initiative, visitors to downtown Chandler can purchase drinks to go from restaurants and enjoy them at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West.

Gilbert’s population pushes past 250,000 in Census Bureau estimate

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the town of Gilbert’s population grew 21.9% from 2010-19.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

The Arizona Department of Education released guidance for reopening schools. (Community Impact staff)
Arizona Department of Education releases roadmap for reopening schools for 2020-21 school year

The Arizona Department of Education released guidance for reopening schools.

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Emergency curfew and more: Latest news from Chandler, Gilbert

Read the latest coverage of the Phoenix area from Community Impact Newspaper's website.

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issues statewide declaration of emergency, curfew

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves tentative budget, adds $29.98 million in state-provided COVID-19 relief to original budget

Chandler City Council voted May 28 to approve the city's tentative budget and tentative capital improvement program.

Mayor Jenn Daniels, shown here addressing the audience at the 2020 Digital State of the Town, has issued a new emergency declaration for Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Back-to-school scenarios, road closures: News from Gilbert, Chandler

Read some of Community Impact Newspaper’s latest coverage of Gilbert and Chandler.

Home improvement industry sees boost during coronavirus

Home improvement industries saw an increase in business while people were spending more time at home, business owners saw.

Chandler City Council has ratified an emergency declaration to reduce liquor license renewal fees and to push back their due date by three months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the burden it has placed on restaurants and bars. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler reduces fees, delays due date for city's liquor licenses

Chandler City Council has ratified an emergency declaration to reduce liquor license renewal fees and to push back their due date by three months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the burden it has placed on restaurants and bars.

Compass Christian Church, a Chandler-based church, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which distributes surplus food to local communities in need. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Local church seeking Chandler families in need to receive free food boxes

Compass Christian Church, a Chandler-based church, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which distributes surplus food to local communities in need.

As part of an ongoing effort to add a travel lane in each direction on Loop 101 through parts of Chandler, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on the freeway. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler

As part of an ongoing effort to add a travel lane in each direction on Loop 101 through parts of Chandler, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on the freeway.

Gov. Doug Ducey spoke May 28 to provide a coronavirus update. (Community Impact staff)
Governor says school will resume as planned for the next school year, releases guidance for summer schools, youth sports

Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona schools may plan to reopen as planned for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year at a press conference May 28

Chandler businesses utilize federal loans to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

Chandler business owners applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans to keep business afloat during COVID-19 closures. Some had success, others did not.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler to receive $29.98 million in coronavirus relief and recovery dollars from the state

The city of Chandler will receive $29.98 million as part of a plan unveiled May 27 by Gov. Doug Ducey to allocate coronavirus relief and recovery dollars to cities, towns and counties that did not receive funding earlier this year.