The town is beginning a major reconstruction of deteriorated asphalt pavement Nov. 19 on Gilbert Road from Baseline Road to north of Guadalupe Road.
Crews will install a new water line. They will also remove and replace existing driveways to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Various sidewalks or curbs in need will be replaced.
The town also will install new raised-median islands and pavement markings to provide additional safety by limiting left-turn movements near one another.
Water line replacement will start in the center of Gilbert Road, which will remain open to travel with traffic shifted away from the work zone. Two lanes in each direction will be open for travel, and left turns will be restricted near the work zone.
Access to businesses will be maintained during the work.
The project begins with the removal of palm trees from the center median Nov. 19-21. It will continue through early 2019.
The $6.15 million project is being funded through town bonds and funds.
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.