Gilbert to hold information sessions for residents ahead of putting street bonds on ballot

Gilbert anticipates putting a transportation and infrastructure bond on the November ballot. (Adobe stock image/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert anticipates putting a transportation and infrastructure bond on the November ballot. (Adobe stock image/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert anticipates putting a transportation and infrastructure bond on the November ballot. (Adobe stock image/Community Impact Newspaper)

The town of Gilbert anticipates putting a transportation and infrastructure bond on the November ballot and will hold three information sessions in the coming weeks for residents to learn about the town’s transportation needs.

The first session will be virtual 6 p.m. on April 28. The hourlong session requires registration to attend.


The next two will be in-person open houses that run from 6-8 p.m.:

  • May 12, Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert

  • May 20, Public Safety Training Facility, 6860 S. Power Road, Gilbert


Gilbert Town Council will vote in June on whether to place the bond on the ballot. If approved, it would fund transportation and stormwater infrastructure in Gilbert, including reconstructing current roads, building new road and transportation systems, and investing in transportation-related technology to ease congestion.

A recent town survey of Gilbert residents showed 67% of respondents wanting the town to improve roadway conditions and a majority listing congestion as the No. 1 challenge facing Gilbert in the next 20 years.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.