Higley and Baseline roads intersection in Gilbert closed for next two weekends

Baseline Road will be closed at Higley Road the next two weekends as part of the road improvements project at the intersection.

Through traffic and left turns will be prohibited on Baseline Road during both phases of this project, and traffic will be reduced to one lane on Higley Road.

Work this weekend, which began at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 and will run until 5 a.m. Sept. 30, is on the west portion of the intersection. Right turns from Baseline to northbound Higley will be permitted.

Work also will restrict traffic from 9 a.m. Oct. 4 through 5 a.m. Oct. 7. That work will take place on the east portion of the intersection. Rights turns from Baseline to southbound Higley will be permitted.

The town streets project is intended to improve and reconstruct the intersection of Baseline and Higley.

The contractor is continuing traffic signal work at the intersection of Higley and Baseline and at the intersection of Baseline and San Benito Drive. Construction has also started on median improvements and intersection pavement repairs.

The town estimates the project is approximately 60% done. The project started March 11 and is scheduled to be completed in December. The $5.03 million cost of the project is being paid by the town of Gilbert as well as through developer contributions and regional funds.

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By Tom Blodgett

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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