Road Closures & Traffic Restrictions
Deer Valley Road closed south of Grand Avenue (US 60) early next week for maintenance work
Deer Valley Road south of Grand Avenue will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Crews expect to reopen the roadway by Wednesday night after the cattle guard replacement work is completed. Detour: Drivers can access Deer Valley Road by using 163rd Avenue and the Grand Avenue frontage road.
Sidewalk ramp replacement on Bullard begins Feb. 19
A project to replace 11 sidewalk ramps along Bullard Avenue is scheduled for Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23.
Daytime lane restrictions, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., are anticipated along Bullard from Cholla Street to Windrose Drive.
The Bullard intersections at Cactus and Sweetwater will not be impacted.
These activities are in preparation for the upcoming Bullard Avenue improvement project due to start construction in May. The Surprise City Council will receive an update on this project at their February 20 Regular Council Meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., at City Hall, Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. The meeting is also available online at www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv and on Facebook Live @cityofsurprise.
Through this larger project, Bullard, between Greenway Road and Peoria Avenue, will be restored to two travel lanes in each direction, while maintaining the 35 mile-per-hour speed limit. Traffic signals will also be added at the Acoma and Sweetwater intersections, to complement existing crosswalks.
Bike lanes and cycle tracks (safety buffers), along with landscaping, are included in the project.
Drainage improvement project underway along 115th Ave in Surprise
Construction has begun on the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD) 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive Drainage Improvement Project that will construct approximately two miles of drainage improvements along 115th Avenue from Union Hills Drive to the Agua Fria River south of Bell Road.
The project, a partnership between Surprise, FCD, the city of Peoria and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, is designed to intercept flood water from the northeast and carry it south to the Agua Fria River, decreasing flood hazards to communities in the project area.
Improvements will include installing a concrete channel, drainage structures, storm drain pipe, erosion protection and landscape.
Construction work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday however hours will vary with seasonal changes.
During construction, drivers in the area can expect traffic lane restrictions however access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles. Please be alert to traffic control changes and allow extra time to travel through the construction work area as there may be traffic delays.
The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018.
For more Information about the drainage improvement project, call the 24-hour construction hotline at 602.264.6416.