Recker Road project awaits pole relocation

Road construction
The town of Gilbert is working to improve Recker Road to minor arterial standards between Ray Road and the Loop 202-Santan Freeway. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The town of Gilbert is working to improve Recker Road to minor arterial standards between Ray Road and the Loop 202-Santan Freeway. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Gilbert continues work on Recker Road improvements from Ray Road to Loop 202-SanTan Freewaay to minor arterial road standards, including four lanes, a raised median, landscaping, bike lanes, sidewalks and streetlights.

Construction is approximately 50% complete but delayed four to six weeks because of Salt River Project power pole relocations. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of the street.


The project includes the relocation of the power lines and a raised/landscaped median from Ray Road to Loop 202-SanTan Freeway.

The project began in January and is anticipated to through March 2021 at a cost of $3.03 million paid from town of Gilbert bonds and funds and developer contributions.
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.



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