Traffic shifting to north side on Germann Road in Gilbert project area

Road worker shoveling
Construction continues on Germann Road in Gilbert. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Construction continues on Germann Road in Gilbert. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Germann Road traffic in Gilbert will be shifted starting Oct. 17 to the road’s north side onto newly placed and temporary asphalt through the intersection at Lindsay Road and to the west on Germann Road.

In addition, Lindsay Road traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes for crews to work in the middle of Lindsay Road on median pavers.

Left turns will be permitted at the intersection but will be restricted at the approaches to the intersection to accommodate the work activity and for safety.

The work is all part of a $27.43 million Germann Road improvements project, which includes Germann Road, from Mustang Drive a half-mile west of Lindsay Road to Val Vista Drive, and also Lindsay Road, from south of Germann Road to south of the Loop 202-Santan Freeway.

The improvements include widening those sections of Germann Road and Lindsay Road to three lanes in each direction with a center turn lane/median island.

The project also includes curb, gutter, bike lane, sidewalk, street lighting, traffic signal improvements and relocation or installation of utilities.

Lindsay Road and Germann Road remain open for travel with traffic shifted away from the work activity.

Paving crews worked the week of Oct. 11 to pave the north side of Germann Road, from Riata to Lindsay, and also placed temporary asphalt to accommodate travel during the next phase of construction.

Paving crews have also worked to pave the east side of Lindsay Road, from Germann Road to the Arizona Storage facility.

Access to businesses and residences is being maintained during this work. To accommodate the upcoming construction, businesses on the west side of Lindsay Road, north of Germann, will have special signage to a “frontage road” directing southbound travelers to the businesses.

Crews are scheduled for the week of Oct. 18 to remove asphalt on the south side of Germann Road, from Lindsay to Riata, and on the west side of Lindsay Road, north of Germann Road for work to begin in these areas.

Also scheduled for next week, electric crews will continue work on the interconnect and remaining traffic signal components.

Work also continues on various components of the Roosevelt Water Conservation District system as part of the project.

Motorists are asked to obey posted speed limits and construction crews for safety purposes.

The project, which began in October 2020 and is scheduled to wrap up in January, is being paid for by the town of Gilbert, Maricopa Association of Governments 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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