Transportation Proposal - Exhibit A


Greenway Road between Litchfield and Bullard Avenue

Greenway-Litchfield

In 2007 the city conducted a detailed roadway capacity study that identified all of the major roadways throughout the city not currently built to their ultimate condition. The goals of the study are rooted in traffic safety and improving traffic congestion. Greenway Road between Litchfield Road and Bullard Avenue was identified in the study and preliminary cost models and design plans have been prepared in anticipation of construction. Please refer to attached map for project location.

This project will deliver the full design and construction of the Greenway Road improvements between Litchfield Road and Bullard Avenue. Currently, this segment of Greenway Road provides one lane in the east and west direction and a center lane for turning movements. The intersections of Greenway/ Bullard and Greenway/ Litchfield are currently narrowed to accommodate the underdeveloped nature of Greenway Road. The improvements within this segment of Greenway Road will include two additional travel lanes, provisions for drainage, sidewalks, bicycle lane, street lighting, landscaping, and turn lanes. Water and wastewater infrastructure will also be installed as part of the roadway improvements, this infrastructure will be funded out of their respective funding sources.

The completion of this roadway segment supports the Economic Development and Transportation Connectivity goals outlined within the City Council's Strategic Plan. This project also achieves the goals and objectives outlined within the voter approved General Plan, specifically section 3.0. Given the proximity of this roadway to the City's Civic Center and Parks and Recreation Campus, the improvement of Greenway Road will allow for higher traffic volumes during events and aid in the attraction of Economic Development opportunities. There are two fire stations along the Greenway Rd. corridor; one being the city's busiest -fire station 305. Fire Station 305, is located one half mile west of Bullard Ave. These improvements will improve emergency vehicle response times and accessibility to the region.

This project may be eligible for developer reimbursement due to the Municipal Code that requires private property developers to build the roadway fronting their property. Given the uncertain nature of the development timing and the immediate need to alleviate traffic congestion, it is the direct benefit of the traveling public to complete this project ahead of development. Further delays in the completion of this roadway will result in traffic congestion and safety concerns.

The maintenance of the roadway will not be a burden on the City's General Fund or the Public Works Department. The City of Surprise currently maintains the existing half-street improvements and the proposed full street improvements will have no significant impact on city resources.

Greenway Road between Cotton Lane and Sarival Avenue

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In 2007 the city conducted a detailed roadway capacity study that identified all of the major roadways throughout the city not currently built to their ultimate condition. The goals of the study are rooted in traffic safety and improving traffic congestion. Greenway Road between Cotton Lane and Sarival Avenue was identified in the study and preliminary cost models and design plans have been prepared in anticipation of construction. Please refer to attached map for project location.

With the recent completion of the State Route Loop 303, the Greenway Road alignment between Cotton Ln. and Sarival Ave. is narrowed due to the underdeveloped nature of Greenway Rd. This project will finish the south half of Greenway Rd from 800 feet west of the State Route Loop 303 and 1600 feet east of the State Route Loop 303 (project limits). These improvements will provide the State Route Loop 303 and Greenway interchange with the intended traffic volume to improve traffic flow and congestion along Greenway Road.

This project will deliver the full design and construction of the Greenway Road improvements between the project limits identified above. The improvements within this segment of Greenway Road will include two additional travel lanes, provisions for drainage, sidewalks, bicycle lane, street lighting, landscaping, and turn lanes. This project will also include the relocation of existing Maricopa Water District infrastructure.

The completion of this roadway segment supports the Economic Development and Transportation Connectivity goals outlined within the City Council's Strategic Plan. This project also achieves the goals and objectives outlined within the voter approved General Plan, specifically section 3.0. Given the proximity of this roadway to the State Route Loop 303 and Prasada Development these improvements will aid in the attraction of Economic Development opportunities.

This project may be eligible for developer reimbursement due to the Municipal Code that requires private property developers to build the roadway fronting their property. Given the uncertain nature of the development timing and the immediate need to alleviate traffic congestion, it is the direct benefit of the traveling public to complete this project ahead of development. Further delays in the completion of this roadway will result in traffic congestion and safety concerns.

The maintenance of the roadway will not be a burden on the City’s General Fund or the Public Works Department. The City of Surprise currently maintains the existing half-street improvements and the proposed full street improvements will have no significant impact on city resources.

Litchfield Road from Sweetwater Road to Cactus Road

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In 2007 the city conducted a detailed roadway capacity study that identified all of the major roadways throughout the city not currently built to their ultimate condition. The goals of the study are rooted in traffic safety and improving traffic congestion. Litchfield Road between Sweetwater Road and Cactus Road was identified in the study and preliminary cost models and design plans have been prepared in anticipation of construction. Please refer to attached map for project location.

This project will deliver the full design and construction of the Litchfield Road improvements between Sweetwater Rd. and Cactus Rd. Currently this segment of Litchfield Road provides one lane in the north and south direction. The signalized intersection of Cactus/ Litchfield is fully improved and currently narrowed to accommodate the underdeveloped nature of Litchfield Rd. The improvements within this segment of Litchfield Road will include two travel lanes each in north and south direction, provisions for drainage, sidewalks, bicycle lane, street lighting, landscaping, relocation of APS power lines and turn lanes.

The completion of this roadway segment supports the Economic Development and Transportation Connectivity goals outlined within the City Council's Strategic Plan. This project also achieves the goals and objectives outlined within the voter approved General Plan, specifically section 3.0. Litchfield Rd. is one of the most prominent gateways into the City of Surprise, these improvements will significantly aid in the accessibility of Surprise. These improvements will also aid the accessibility of the recently completed the Veramonte Park improvements, directly adjacent to this segment of roadway. The additional roadway capacity will aid in the programing of this highly utilized community park.

This project may be eligible for developer reimbursement due to the Municipal Code that requires private property developers to build the roadway fronting their property. Given the uncertain nature of the development timing and the immediate need to alleviate traffic congestion, it is the direct benefit of the traveling public to complete this project ahead of development. Further delays in the completion of this roadway will result in traffic congestion and safety concerns.

The maintenance of the roadway will be a burden on the City's General Fund or the Public Works Department. The maintenance of the roadway will be accounted in future budget.

Happy Valley Road from 163rd Avenue to Eastern City Limit

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The north east region of Surprise is home to the Asante, Desert Oasis, Saguaro Acres, Saguaro View developments along with many large lot custom homes. This area of the city currently only has one way in and one way out, 163rd Avenue via Grand Avenue. Over the past 5 years the limited access to this region has proven to be problematic due to natural disaster related road closures resulting in the closure of 163rd Ave. north of Grand Ave. This project will provide a much needed secondary access route to the north east region of Surprise.

This project will deliver the full design and construction of the Happy Valley Road improvements between 163rd Avenue to Eastern City Limit. Currently this segment of Happy Valley Road is native desert. The improvements within this segment of Happy Valley Road will include two travel lanes in each direction, provisions for drainage, sidewalks, bicycle lane, street lighting, landscaping, and turn lanes. The project will also include partial crossing over an irrigation canal.

The completion of this roadway segment supports the Economic Development and Transportation Connectivity goals outlined within the City Council's Strategic Plan. This project also achieves the goals and objectives outlined within the voter approved General Plan, specifically section 3.0.These improvements will also improve emergency vehicle response times and accessibility to the region.

This project may be eligible for developer reimbursement due to the Municipal Code that requires private property developers to build the roadway fronting their property. Given the uncertain nature of the development timing and the immediate need to alleviate traffic congestion, it is the direct benefit of the traveling public to complete this project ahead of development. Further delays in the completion of this roadway will result in traffic congestion and safety concerns.