Road Closures & Traffic Restrictions

115th Ave & Union Hills Dr intersection closure begins July 21

The 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive intersection will be closed beginning 9 p.m., Friday, July 21, to realign existing waterlines and install storm drain pipe and drainage structures.

The intersection is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2017.

The closure is required to construct a portion of the 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive project that will intercept flood water from the northeast and carry it south to the Agua Fria River when complete. The project is a partnership between Surprise, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, the city of Peoria and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation.

During the intersection closure, crews will work around the clock in an effort to expedite construction activities and minimize the duration of the intersection closure.

Bell Road, Del Webb Boulevard, 107th Avenue and 99th Avenue may be used as alternate routes. Access will be maintained at all times for emergency vehicles.

For questions or concerns, call the construction hotline at 602.264.6416.

Project to construct waterline along Bullard Ave begins July 5

Work to install a waterline that will connect two water supply facilities along Bullard Avenue, from Waddell Road to Acoma Drive, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 5.

This Capital Improvement Project will combine the Ashton Ranch and Rancho Gabriela water distribution systems resulting in better water service and delivery opportunities for residents of Ashton Ranch and the city of Surprise. A majority of the line is already in place with the exception of approximately ¾ mile of pipe from the future well site location in Ashton Ranch down Bullard Road to the intersection of Waddell Road.

To alleviate impact to the traveling public during construction, the city will complete the majority of the work in project area intersections before the 2017-2018 school year begins for Dysart Unified, Legacy Traditional and Imagine Rosefield; work at the intersections of Bullard Avenue and Waddell Road and Bullard Avenue and Acoma Drive will be prioritized.

Motorists can expect left turn restrictions from Waddell Road to Bullard Avenue and from Bullard Avenue to Acoma Drive, for approximately two weeks beginning Wednesday, July 5, while crews are in the intersection.

Following work in the intersections, the remaining construction activity to install the waterline will mainly occur along Bullard Avenue in the northbound electric vehicle lane. Traffic flow will be maintained however drivers should expect a reduced speed limit in the project area.

Due to anticipated high daytime temperatures, construction activities will begin at 5 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

The overall project is expected to be complete in October 2017.

Civic Center Dr expansion is underway

Road construction to extend Civic Center Drive to one lane in each direction between Paradise Lane and Bell Road began in June.

When complete in September 2017, the roadway will provide direct connection to Surprise City Hall from Bell Road.

As development occurs adjacent to the roadway, there are plans to fully build Civic Center Drive to two lanes in each direction with a center median and sidewalks.

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.