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Traffic & Construction Updates

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Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard at Dysart Road

The City of Avondale awarded a contract to Visus, Inc. to install a northbound to eastbound right turn lane from Dysart Road onto Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard. Improvements include new pavement, curb, gutter,sidewalk and traffic signals.

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Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2020. The project will take approximately four months to complete.

CONSTRUCTION AHEAD

Construction work hours typically will be 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Monday through Friday. Hours will vary with seasonal changes and construction crews may work evenings and weekends as needed.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

During the construction project,expect traffic lane closures and restrictions. Local access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles. Please note there will not be enough room for large semi-truck vehicles and buses to turn right (east) onto Rancho Santa Fe until the project is complete. Access will be provided for large trucks and buses via McDowell Road. Allow extra time when traveling through the work zone as there may be traffic delays.Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City of Avondale awarded a contract to Visus, Inc. to install a northbound to eastbound right turn lane from Dysart Road onto Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard. Improvements include new pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk and traffic signals. The project is slated for completion in June 2020. Please subscribe to eNotifications to receive future updates.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you have questions or need more information about the intersection improvement project in your community, please call the project hotline at 602.264.4611 or subscribe to receive notifications at www.AvondaleAZ.gov/traffic for project updates.  We are here to answer your questions and assist you in any way that we can. The following notice was mailed to all businesses and stakeholders about enhancing neighborhood surroundings. 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Dysart/Rancho Santa Fe Intersection Improvement



2020.2.18 - I-10 closure map

 

I- 10 & Fairway Drive Interchange

Construction crews continue to make progress on the new traffic interchange on Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) and Fairway Drive in the West Valley.

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Drivers should allow extra travel time and use caution in the work zone while the following activities take place:

  • Weekday work hours are 6:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • The I-10 HOV lane closure in the project area is anticipated to continue until early April.
  • Several full closures of I-10 (Papago Freeway) are anticipated through spring.
  • Several intermittent ramp closures are anticipated through completion.
    The new traffic interchange at Fairway Drive is scheduled for completion in spring 2020. 

Crews are working on a $20.8 million project to construct an I-10 interchange at Fairway Drive in Avondale. The project, scheduled for completion this spring, is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan approved by county voters in 2004.

Public Open House Meeting for proposed Thomas Road Crossing design

Post Date:02/05/2020

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Avondale to host Public Open House Meeting for proposed Thomas Road Crossing design

The City of Avondale is currently evaluating alternatives to provide an east/west crossing at the Agua Fria River along the Thomas Road alignment within the city. The city is hosting two Public Open House meetings this month to discuss the proposed Thomas Road Crossing at the Aqua Fria River (Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard to 119th Avenue). Community members are encouraged to attend the public meeting to learn more about the proposed improvements, view design concepts and provide input on the project.

The dates of the meetings are Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020; 6 -7:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College (Estrella Conference Center, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale) and Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020; 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Elementary School (Cafeteria, 11675 W Encanto Blvd, Avondale).

Proposed alternatives include:
• A new bridge superstructure
• An at-grade crossing between the existing levees
• Each alternative includes widening Thomas Road to four lanes with sidewalks, bicycle lanes and street lighting

For more information call the project information line 623-825.3444 or email bbarnhart@gciaz.com.
If you are not able to attend in person, but would like to provide input, take a survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ThomasRoad , or provide written comments to GCI c/o Thomas Road Improvements, 3440 N 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Comments received by March 13, 2020 will be included in the study record. Persons who require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact Brock Barnhart at 623.825.3444 or at bbarnhart@gciaz.com.

Open House Thomas Bridge

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