Update for October 21, 2016
What to Watch for Next Week—Please drive safely through the construction zone and watch carefully for traffic control devices.
Electrical Work—Crews will be focusing on the work that is needed to complete the new streetlights on the east side of McQueen Road. The new lights are anticipated to be energized within the next few weeks.
Median Landscaping and Irrigation—watch for work in the medians, where irrigation, vegetation, and rock are being installed.
Underground and Aboveground Work on New Southbound Lanes—while underground crews are working on completing manholes and hydrants, the roadway crews are working on installing layers of pavement. This week they plan to install the aggregate base (AB), which is typically composed of crushed rock and is the base course for the roadway.
Coming Soon—Traffic Switch
Watch in early November for traffic changes to accommodate final work items. Once the new road is built, with two lanes available in each direction, watch for traffic to be switched periodically. (One lane of traffic will flow in each direction until the project is complete.) For example, when work needs to happen on the outside of the road, traffic will flow in the inside lanes. Similarly, if work needs to happen in the median, traffic will be pushed to the outside lanes. The project is scheduled to be complete before the end of the year.
Stay In Touch With Us!
Please reply to this email with any comments you have about this project! The City of Chandler is interested in your feedback! Please also feel free to call the project hotline at 602-750-7139 if you have any comments about the project.
Construction schedules are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including weather and material/equipment availability. The City of Chandler and its contractors recognize the inconvenience of construction and we thank you for your patience and support!
Work hours are Monday through Saturday 6:30 am – 3:00 pm (as daylight hours change, work hours will be adjusted).
One lane traffic in both directions, and access to neighborhoods and businesses will be maintained.
Please use care driving, bicycling, or walking near construction activities. Police officers are present during peak periods to monitor signals and manage traffic backups.