CURRENT PHASE: CONSTRUCTION
Anticipated construction completion*: Summer 2017
*Dates are estimates and subject to change
This project will widen and realign Ocotillo Road, from Ellsworth Loop to Heritage Loop roads, to improve traffic circulation in the area. The project includes reconstruction of the intersection at Ocotillo Road and Ellsworth Road, a new traffic signal at the intersection of Ocotillo Road and Heritage Loop Road, widening Ocotillo Road to four lanes with a center turn lane, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The project also includes relocating the overhead electric on Ocotillo Road to underground, and installation of waterline in Ocotillo Road and in Ellsworth Road, south to approximately Serrano's Mexican Restaurant.
The project also includes construction of a pedestrian area, or parklet on the northwest corner of the Ocotillo Road/Ellsworth Road intersection.
Estimated Project Cost: 4.6 million
Ocotillo Road remains open for travel, one lane in each direction, during construction. Ocotillo Road, east of Ellsworth Road, is shifted to the north on temporary asphalt for work to take place on the south side of Ocotillo Road. Left turns are currently restricted between Ellsworth Road and Heritage Loop Road; however, left turns are permitted at Heritage Loop Road.
The base course (bottom layer) of asphalt has been applied to the south side of Ellsworth Road. Once work on the south side of the 209th Way and Ellsworth Road intersections is complete, traffic can be shifted to the south side of Ocotillo onto the newly placed asphalt surface. This will allow contractor crews to conduct work on the north side of Ocotillo Road. Work is also currently taking place on the northwest corner of Ellsworth Road and Ocotillo Road to construct the pocket park.
During construction, traffic is shifted away from the work activity. Reduced speeds may be in effect and construction barricades will be in place, so please drive with caution through the construction activity. While driving through construction can be challenging, please continue to visit the businesses in and near the construction area.
Details about this project, please contact our project hotline at 480.898.4090.
For more information about our Capital Improvement Program, contact Troy White, Public Works Director at 480-358-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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