Recker Road widening project reaches construction completion

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Recker Road construction finished Sept. 30. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Recker Road construction finished Sept. 30. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The town of Gilbert completed construction Sept. 30 on a project to widen Recker Road to four lanes with raised medians and bike lanes from Ray Road to the Loop 202-SanTan Freeway.

Final striping on the road will need to be placed at the end of October to allow cure time for the pavement.

The project also included landscaping, sidewalks and street lights and involved the relocation of 69kV power lines.

The project, which started in January 2020, was delayed last October when the town issued a notice of termination to the previous contractor, Standard Construction Company, for what the town described as several uncured contractor defaults, or a failure to perform any of its material obligations under an agreement.

It resumed the first week of May under a new contractor, Surety Co.


The $3.03 million project was funded by the town of Gilbert 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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