Arizona Avenue Improvements, Frye Road to Pecos Road
Chandler’s New Front Door
Updated February 20, 2018
Construction continues on the west side of Arizona Avenue, between Frye Road and Pecos Road, with traffic shifted to the east during this work. On-street parking is not permitted in this area to be able to accommodate two lanes of travel in each direction with a center turn lane during construction.
Electric crews have begun work to install electric conduit and street light pole foundations for new street lights on the west side of Arizona Avenue. This work is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete. In addition, landscape crews are working on the west side of Arizona Avenue to install landscape sleeving for irrigation lines, where needed, to serve future landscaping.
Scheduled to begin this week, grading crews will begin grading to prepare for upcoming concrete work scheduled to begin next week. Grading crews will then shift their work to the roadway subsurface.
Concrete crews are expected to begin their work next week to form and pour concrete for curb, gutter, ramps and driveways on the west side of Arizona Avenue, between Frye Road and Pecos Road. Driveways will be removed and reconstructed to accommodate businesses, so may be completed half and half in cases where there is only one driveway available for patrons or residents.
Construction on the west side of Arizona Avenue will take approximately 3-4 months; then will move to the east side of Arizona Avenue for approximately 3-4 months, followed by median island installation in the center of the road and final paving. Waterline installation in Frye Road is currently scheduled to begin June 2018 to accommodate the school’s summer break. Project completion is scheduled for October 2018.
Arizona Avenue and Frye Road will remain open for travel during this work; however, lane restrictions and left turn restrictions may be in place to accommodate the work. In addition, on-street parking will not be permitted during this work. During work on the west and east side of Arizona Avenue, the contractor will work to maintain two lanes of travel in each direction; however, should the work schedule necessitate further restrictions, those will take place during daytime off-peak travel hours.
Thank you for your patience during construction!
Project Hotline 480-898-4060
A public design kick-off meeting was held in November 2016 with interested businesses and residents to identify issues and opportunities for this segment of Arizona Avenue for the design team to consider during their analysis and design development for the corridor. In March 2017, a second public meeting was held once again with interested businesses and residents to view the revised design concept in consideration of the comments received at the design kick-off meeting. Click here to view the powerpoint presentation from the public meeting. Click here for the proposed layout exhibit from the public meeting.