Road construction projects to look out for in Chandler this month

Here are four local transportation projects to watch out for this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Here are four local transportation projects to watch out for this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Here are four local transportation projects to watch out for this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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Here are four ongoing road projects in Chandler:

Milling and paving on Ray Road

The work on Ray Road is part of an annual effort to patch asphalt on Chandler streets.

The work is being done on Ray in small sections, allowing crews to work on a small section for a day or two at a time and then move on, according to the city.

Status: Patching work is happening on small segments on Ray throughout September. Construction work is largely taking place between Kyrene Road and Price Road. Lane disruptions are expected along Ray Road for the duration of the project.


Timeline: Aug. 1-Sept. 29

Cost: Cost not available

Funding source: city of Chandler

Cooper Road improvement

An effort is underway to expand Cooper Road to four lanes—two lanes in each direction. The project begins about 3,500 feet north of Chandler Heights Road to Riggs Road. Improvements include the construction of raised medians, bike lanes, left-turn lanes, sidewalks and traffic signals.

Status: Crews have completed installation of a water line on Cooper from Blue Ridge Way to Chandler Heights and are conducting pipeline testing over the next week or two to put the newly installed line into service. Residents will be notified in advance of any planned disruption to water service. Grading crews are working to grade for block wall foundations on the west side of Cooper from Victoria to Chandler Heights, and as the foundation work moves north, block wall installation will follow, which began the week of Aug. 9.

Timeline: February 2020-September 2022

Cost: $17.17 million

Funding source: city of Chandler

Lindsay Road/Loop 202 interchange

An interchange at Lindsay Road and Loop 202 will be built to provide access to Loop 202 and a frontage road system on the north side of Loop 202 between Lindsay Road and Gilbert Road.

Status: Traffic restrictions on Lindsay began in March and will remain throughout the remainder of the project. The project is coordinating traffic control with the Germann Road improvements project.

Timeline: October 2020-November 2021

Cost: $18.15 million

Funding sources: town of Gilbert bonds and funds, Maricopa Association of Governments, developer contributions

Val Vista Drive widening

The town widened Val Vista Drive from Appleby Road to Riggs Road. Traffic signals were installed at Appleby, Ocotillo and Chandler Heights roads.

Status: Traffic signals were energized Aug. 27. Permanent striping will be laid down by Oct. 8.

Timeline: March 2020-October 2021

Cost: $25.96 million

Funding sources: town of Gilbert, Maricopa Association •of Governments funds


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