In 2007 the city conducted an arterial capacity study that identified all of the major arterial roadways throughout the city that are not currently built to their ultimate condition. The goals of the Arterial Capacity Study are rooted in traffic safety and traffic congestion mitigation. Greenway Road between Cotton Lane and Sarival Avenue was identified within this study as being incomplete.
The Greenway Road alignment between Cotton Lane and Sarival Avenue is narrowed due to the underdeveloped area along Greenway Road. This project will finish the south half of Greenway Rd from 800 feet west of the State Route Loop 303 (SR303) and 1600 feet east of the SR303. The single lanes along the south side of Greenway Road are over capacity with over 21,000 vehicles per day. As the City of Surprise continues to grow and develop, these unimproved sections of Greenway Road will continue to be over saturated causing a rise in traffic congestion and safety issues. This project will eliminate areas that have multiple lanes merging into one lane in each direction. These improvements will provide matched lane configurations on Greenway Road in and around the SR Loop 303/ Greenway Road interchange to accommodate the anticipated traffic volume, improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along Greenway Road. The completion of this roadway segment will also provide relief to the eastern and western city ingress and egress points; with a goal of improving commute times, mitigating congestion and improving air quality. Completion of this roadway should also relieve traffic from other east/west arterial roadways.
The specific improvements within this segment of Greenway Road will include two additional travel lanes (for a total of four), 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 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.
The total approximate cost to design and build this project is $5.1 million.
This project supports the City of Surprise City Council’s Strategic Plan Transportation Goal 1 to improve access to and from Surprise, specifically east/west connections and Transportation Goal 2 to improve internal circulation by completing missing and incomplete links in the arterial network in the city by building out half-built streets.
The completion of this roadway segment 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 SR303 and Prasada Development, these improvements should aid in the attraction of Economic Development opportunities.
Cost & Timeline
|Project Start:||Jan. 2018|
|Project Completion:||Feb. 2020|
LocationGreenway Road from Cotton Lane east to Sarival Avenue
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