Base paving has started for Val Vista Drive’s curb lane south of Chandler Heights Road.

The paving is part of the town’s project to widen Val Vista Drive from Appleby Road—about where Val Vista narrows to one lane in each direction—to Riggs Road. The result will be a six-lane section from Ocotillo Road to Merlot Street.

The $25.96 million project, which began in March, is approximately 45% complete. It is is anticipated to be finished.

Funding came from bonds, the town of Gilbert and Maricopa Association of Governments funds.