Left turns restricted in Val Vista Drive reconstruction area

Road work
Road work will restrict traffic on Val Vista Drive between Guadalupe and Baseline roads into November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Road work will restrict traffic on Val Vista Drive between Guadalupe and Baseline roads into November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Left turns are restricted everywhere except at East Raleigh Bay Drive on Val Vista Drive from Baseline Road to Guadalupe Road.

Those restrictions are because medians are being constructed. Conduit work for that is almost complete.

Traffic will remain on the asphalt base course until the final pavement is put down.

The work is part of a town project to reconstruct deteriorated asphalt pavement on Val Vista Drive from Baseline Road to Guadalupe Road, adding bike lanes, updating landscaping in the median and replacing three signs to bring them to current standards with flashing left turns.

The project began in March and is anticipated to finish in November.


The project cost $6.32 million and is being paid from town bonds and funds.
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.