Val Vista Drive Eastern Canal bridge repair set to begin

Val Vista Drive
Eastern Canal bridge repair will affect traffic on Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Eastern Canal bridge repair will affect traffic on Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Crews in Gilbert will reconstruct the bridge deck on Val Vista Drive and the Eastern Canal.

Construction is set to begin in early January to avoid holiday traffic on Val Vista Drive from SanTan Village mall. Lane closures will happen during construction.


The $1.06 million project is scheduled to be completed in July.

The town of Gilbert is funding the project.
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.