Central District Projects
Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)
32nd Lane to I-10 (Maricopa Freeway)
Controlled Rock Blasting
Construction Alerts and Notices
40th Street Weekend Closure - December 14 – 16
40th Street will be closed between Frye and Pecos roads from 10 p.m. Friday, December 14 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 16 for Loop 202 freeway construction. Chandler Boulevard and Pecos Road may be used as alternate routes. Future periodic closures of 40th Street are necessary to complete freeway construction.
Drivers may use Chandler Boulevard as an alternate route.
What to Expect
Access maintained between Briarwood Terrace and Cottonwood Lane for local and 40th Street Park-and-Ride traffic
For safety, back-up alarms and construction lighting will be necessary
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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.
Beginning mid-November and continuing through late December, waterline construction will occur on the west side of Desert Foothills Parkway. Traffic will be shifted from the west side of the road to the east side (northbound lanes). Traffic on Desert Foothills Parkway will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and left turns will be restricted at Frye Road and Glenhaven Drive. Liberty Lane will also be re-opened to two-way traffic between 24th Street and Desert Foothills Parkway. Lane restrictions and traffic shifts will continue until the waterline work is completed at the end of the year.
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 Frye Lane
- No left turns for northbound traffic from Desert Foothills Parkway to Glenhaven Drive
- Flaggers may be used to assist local traffic
- Two-way traffic on Liberty Lane between 24th Street and Desert Foothills Parkway
- Temporary cross street closures and detours to begin installing curb, gutter, sidewalks and roadway paving
- Loud noises from breaking up rock when trenching and installing the four-foot wide pipe
- For safety, backup alarms and jobsite lighting utilized
Late-2018 to Mid-2019 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.