Town looking to resume work on Recker Road

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Wondering about the road work happening on Hinman Island Drive? See more about the project here. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Wondering about the road work happening on Hinman Island Drive? See more about the project here. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The town of Gilbert is in negotiations for Surety Co. to complete the Recker Road improvements project

The town anticipates work to resume in late spring and last four months. In the meantime, areas of incomplete work have been secured with traffic control in place.

The town issued the notice of termination to the previous contractor, Standard Construction Company, Oct. 15 for what the town described as several uncured contractor defaults, or a failure to perform any of its material obligations under an agreement.

The $3.94 million project is to improve Recker Road to minor arterial standards, including four lanes, a raised median, landscaping, bike lanes, sidewalks and streetlights.

Construction, which started in January 2020, is approximately 60% complete. All base paving is complete.


The town of Gilbert, Maricopa Association of Governments and developer contributions are paying for 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.