Cooper Road restricted to one lane southbound at Western Powerline Trail

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Cooper Road will be down to one lane at the Western Powerline Trail in November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Cooper Road will be down to one lane at the Western Powerline Trail in November. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Cooper Road will have a small lane restriction in its southbound lanes at the Western Powerline Trail over the course of several days in the next two work weeks.

Gilbert Public Works will be replacing a water valve located on the west side of Cooper Road at the trail crossing resulting in the lane restrictions and a brief trail detour. Southbound Cooper Road will be restricted to one lane from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on Nov. 11, 15-17 and 22.

On the trail, temporary paths will route users from the south to the north crossing in order to cross Cooper Road. Detours will be installed on the east and west side of the crossing, allowing users to then rejoin the existing trail.

That detour will be in effect from Nov. 15-23.

Crews are conducting the work to make needed repairs and improvements to Gilbert’s Zone 1 Transmission Main water line, which runs along the Powerline Trail.


To find more information on this project, visit glbrt.is/WA1546 or contact the town’s project hotline at 480-898-4090.
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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