Arizona Avenue Improvements, Frye Road to Pecos Road
Chandler’s New Front Door
Updated January 19, 2018
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, January 22nd, in Arizona Avenue, between Frye and Pecos roads as part of the Arizona Avenue Improvements Project. Improvements to Arizona Avenue are part of an overall plan to develop a pedestrian friendly, urban feel to the City’s core and provide a new entryway into downtown Chandler from the Loop 202/Santan Freeway. The first phase of improvements to Arizona Avenue, from Chandler Boulevard to Frye Road, was completed in 2010. During construction, roads will remain open for travel; however, lane restrictions may be in place to shift traffic away from the work zone. Business and resident access will be maintained during construction, which is scheduled to be complete in October 2018.
The project includes asphalt roadway, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveways, landscape areas, new traffic signal at Fairview, raised median installation, hardscape elements, streetlights, signage and entry monuments, and a new waterline in Frye Road, from Arizona Avenue to Nebraska Street. Drainage improvements or utility relocations may also be necessary as part of the project.
To prepare for construction, scheduled for Sunday, January 21, crews will work in Arizona Avenue, between Frye Road and Pecos Road, to remove the existing striping and place temporary striping shifting traffic to the east side of Arizona Avenue, two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. This will minimize the amount of barricades that will be needed during construction. On-street parking will not be permitted in this area beginning Saturday, January 20, to ensure vehicles are removed from the roadway in a timely manner for Sunday’s activities.
Crews will begin work on Monday, January 22, to conduct removals on the west side of Arizona Avenue and begin installation of electric conduit in this area.
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.
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.