Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates   
                    
Click here for current traffic restrictions

CIP Hotline: (623) 876-4615

                           

Construction Zones Map   

  
               Future Thunderbird Avenue and Grand Avenue Intersection                  

                      

 
Project No.: ADOT
Project Title: Grand Ave Improvements - Phase I & II

Project Scope:

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will lead this two phase project along Grand Avenue.  Phase I consists of the reconfiguration of the Thunderbird Road and Thompson Ranch Road intersection while Phase II will include the reconstruction of the Frontage Road from Thunderbird Road to Greenway Road. Costs include the design, right of way acquisition, and construction of the ultimate configurations. The project has been identified for funding through ADOT using MAG/Federal funds identified for Grand Avenue Phase II construction. At this time there is no identified City capital cost to this project. 

Current Status: Design Consultant for Phase I working on 60% plans.  An initial Project Assessment for Phase II has been reviewed by City Staff and comments have been provided. Coordination with ADOT and BNSF ongoing.
Website: www.azdot.gov/tbird
Traffic Control / Detours:  
Project No.: PW11-ST03/04
Project Title: El Mirage Road Improvements - Cactus to Grand & T-bird; 127th to El Frio
Project Scope: El Mirage Road is to be improved as a road of regional significance.  This section will feature through lanes, dedicated turn lanes, bicycle lanes, new sidewalk on both sides and new lighting.  Downtown areas are scheduled to include context sensitive design including wide sidewalks and buried utilities.  New entry monuments will be placed near the project limits on Thunderbird.  The total project cost is currently estimated at $54.7 million shared between project partners Maricopa County and City of El Mirage.  The City’s share of project is $6.4 million using voter approved bond funds. The City of El Mirage will be the lead agency overseeing design, land acquisition, and construction for this section of El Mirage Road and Thunderbird.
Current Status: Utility coordination and Land Acquisition ongoing. Design being finalized.                                                                                                    
Website:
Traffic Control / Detours:  Click here for traffic restrictions
Project No.: PW11-ST02
Project Title: El Mirage Road Improvements - Gateway Park to Cactus
Project Scope: El Mirage Road is to be improved as a road of regional significance.  This section will feature dual through lanes, dedicated turn lanes, bicycle lanes, new sidewalk and new lighting.  The total project cost is currently estimated at $54.7 million shared between project partners Maricopa County and City of El Mirage.  The City’s share of project is $6.4 million using voter approved bond funds.  Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be the lead agency overseeing design.  The City of El Mirage will be the lead agency overseeing land acquisition and construction for this section.  The City hired Dibble Engineering to make final design revisions and manage construction.  
Current Status: Sunland Asphalt awarded the contract.  The preconstruction conference was held August 6, 2015.
Website:
Traffic Control / Detours  Click here for traffic restrictions
Project No.: MCDOT
Project Title: El Mirage Road Improvements - Northern Ave to Gateway Park

Project Scope:

El Mirage Road is to be improved as a road of regional significance to three lanes in each direction from Northern Avenue to Gateway Park.  The total project (Northern Avenue to Grand Avenue) cost is currently estimated at $54.7 million. The Arterial Life Cycle Program (ALCP) regional funding for the project extends over the next several fiscal years.  Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be the lead agency overseeing design, land acquisition and construction for this section.  

Current Status: Right of way acquisition is on-going.  Status meeting held on June 23rd where County agreed to design modifications.  Pre Final Design plans will be submitted to stakeholders in December for review.
Website:  
Traffic Control / Detours  
Project No.: MCDOT
Project Title: Northern Parkway Improvements - Phase II
Project Scope: Northern Avenue is to be widened into an expressway/parkway configuration as a road of regional significance.  The total project cost is currently estimated at $228 million. Costs include Design Concept Report, design, ROW acquisition, and construction shared between project partners El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria, Maricopa County, and MAG regional funding with construction scheduled over the next several years. In accordance with the IGA approved by Council on 6/26/08, the City share of the project is $9.5 million. While the original IGA indicated the City would contribute $500,000 annually, the City has notified the project partners that we are deferring our contribution due to current budget limitations. Currently, there is no fiscal impact other than staff design participation and oversight anticipated at this time.
Current Status: Project is currently on hold
Website: http://www.mcdot.maricopa.gov/NorthernParkway/home.htm
Traffic Control / Detours