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3 Upcoming Projects in Chandler to Ease Traffic Movement, Congestion

The best countries have the best roads. It’s true for at least the whole United States of America. In Arizona, three projects are going to take off in the city of Chandler that will help in easing traffic movement and congestion.

As per the city officials, the project in Chandler will have one-lane and two-lane roads that will suffice to manage long traffic. Here are the details of the project to be completed in 2019.

  1. Chandler Heights Road expansion: Gilbert-based Hunter Contracting Co will widen the road between Chandler Heights Road from Arizona Avenue to McQueen Road. The City Council has approved the recent deal. Chandler heights road will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes.The plan will also add turn lanes, bike lanes, a raised median, and sidewalks and curb gutters. The project will start in January and scheduled to end by the end of 2019. The whole project may cost up to $8 million. The project will be consulted with Union Pacific Railroad to widen the Chandler heights where the railroad crosses the road.
  2. Queen Creek Road expansion- Near the Chandler Airport, the project will start in January along the Queen Creek road. The four-lane Queen Creek road will be expanded from four lanes to six lanes by Tempe-based Sunland Asphalt and Construction. The city council has approved the construction partner. The total cost will be $13 million and 70% of this will be paid by the federal grant. It will also have new turn lanes, bike lanes, a raised median, streetlights, and improved traffic signals. The construction will end after 20 months.
  3. Cooper Road expansion- This project is about widening a two-mile stretch of Cooper Road from Alamosa Drive to Riggs Road. As per the reports, the design will soon be finalized, and it should start in early January. For this project, land and property will need to be acquired. The city council has already approved this. The cost estimation for this project has not been finalized yet.

The Chandler City has been growing since years. And the same way roads are being widened as well. As people are flocking in huge numbers, the chances of traffic congestion and roadblocks are getting higher. So, the state hopes to free the city from major potential roadblocks and usher in smooth traffic circulation once the projects are completed. Public meetings will be started from the early January to discuss more the projects.

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