Central District Projects
Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)
32nd Lane to I-10 (Maricopa Freeway)
Controlled Rock Blasting
Construction Alerts and Notices
Liberty Lane Waterline Construction - Week of February 26 - Late 2018
A City of Phoenix 48-inch wide waterline will be relocated from the freeway right-of-way to Liberty Lane between Desert Foothills Parkway and 24th Street. Once complete, the new underground pipe will be tied into the City of Phoenix water system. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance if any temporary water shut-offs are needed.
As work on the Liberty Lane waterline continues, crews will begin working in the intersection of Desert Foothills Parkway beginning in late September. Lane restrictions and traffic shifts are anticipated until the waterline work is completed at the end of the year.
For the first phase of work, traffic on Desert Foothills Parkway will be shifted to the west side of the road and reduced to one lane in each direction between Frye Road and Glenhaven Drive. Left turns will be restricted for southbound traffic from Desert Foothills Parkway to Liberty Lane and northbound from Desert Foothills Parkway to Frye Road. Right turns from Desert Foothills Parkway to Liberty Lane are only available for northbound traffic. Alternate routes are available via Pecos Road, Marketplace and 12th Street.
The waterline installation on Liberty Lane was originally scheduled to be complete in June to avoid connecting to the water mains at Desert Foothills Parkway and 20th Way during summer months when water demand is greater. Due to the pipe delivery delays, the schedule was revised so that connections could be made in the fall.
Subsequently, crews encountered unforeseen hard rock conditions under the roadway near Desert Foothills Parkway that significantly impacted excavation production. Special drilling equipment has been used to help break up the rock ahead of trench excavation. Additional delays occurred due to numerous underground utility crossings on both sides of the pipe installation which require careful excavation. Connect 202 Partners has committed to completing this work as soon as possible and has deployed additional resources, including using crews from other segments of the freeway to assist with the relocation work.
What to Expect:
- Work hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday
- Northbound and southbound traffic on Desert Foothills Parkway reduced to one lane in each direction
- No left turns for southbound traffic from Desert Foothills Parkway to Liberty Lane
- No left turns for northbound traffic from Desert Foothills Parkway to Frye Road
- Right turns only available for northbound traffic from Desert Foothills Parkway to Liberty Lane
- Eastbound only traffic on Liberty Lane between Desert Foothills Parkway and 12th Street
- Flaggers may be used to assist local traffic
- Two-way traffic on Liberty Lane from 12th Street to 18th Way
- Two-way traffic on Liberty Lane from 20th Way to 24th Street
- Temporary cross street closures and detours
- Loud noises from breaking up rock when trenching and installing the 4-foot wide pipe
- For safety, backup alarms and jobsite lighting utilized
Early-to Mid 2018 Construction Schedule (Anticipated)
To complete the work currently scheduled through mid-2018, the following street restrictions and closures are anticipated. Actual dates and times of restrictions and closures will be published in the weekly traffic alerts.
- Weekend and night closures of arterial cross streets to complete bridge construction
- Temporary traffic restrictions on Pecos Road, Desert Foothills Parkway and 17th Avenue during controlled rock blasting
- Lane restrictions on local streets for utility relocation
- Traffic shifts on Desert Foothills Parkway for bridge construction
- Truck dirt hauls at night along Pecos Road
To receive advance notice of upcoming traffic restrictions, sign-up for weekly traffic alerts.
Residents, business owners, schools and homeowner’s associations who may be directly impacted by construction will receive additional notices.