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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Citywide transportation projects update; Litchfield Road widening begins 9/30

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To meet the needs of a growing Surprise, the city is working on several significant transportation improvement projects. The projects range from constructing additional travel lanes to improving pavement conditions.


The city has created a Transportation Projects Map for easy reference. The map shows the areas where the work is happening and the expected timelines.


The following roadway improvement projects are currently underway:


Waddell Road (Reems Road to SR303)**

Started: 8/1/19 Ends: 6/20/20


Widening to six travel lanes. Signal at Sarival Ave and Waddell Road. In addition to more travel lanes, the project includes drainage infrastructure, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, street lighting and landscaping. During the project, drivers can expect intermittent and full closures, lane restrictions and reduced speed limits. There will be a hard closure of the road from SR303 to Sarival Avenue mid-October thru mid-January.


Sarival Avenue (Waddell Road to Alexandria Way)

Started: 8/1/19 Ends: 4/20/20

Widening to four travel lanes. This is a developer project in association with the City.


The following roadway improvement projects are upcoming:

163rd Avenue & Jomax Road Intersection 

Starts: 9/23/19 Ends: 1/31/20

Widening.


Litchfield Road (Waddell Road to N. of Peoria Avenue) **

Starts: 9/30/19 Ends: 4/30/20

Widening to four travel lanes. In addition to more travel lanes, the project includes drainage infrastructure, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, street lighting and landscaping. During the project, drivers can expect intermittent and full closures, lane restrictions and reduced speed limits.


Greenway Road (Sarival Avenue to Cotton Lane)**

Starts: 8/10/20 Ends: 1/29/21

Widening to four travel lanes and the addition of a traffic signal at Greenway Road and Northwest Ranch Parkway. This project also includes provisions for drainage, sidewalks, bicycle lane, street lighting, landscaping, and turn lanes. 


The following pavement preservation projects are upcoming:


163rd Ave (Grand Avenue to Happy Valley Rd Alignment) **

Starts: 2/5/20 Ends: 3/3/20

Southbound lanes only.


Bell Rd (134th Avenue to Avenue of the Arts) ** 

Starts: 5/4/20 Ends: 6/26/20

Eastbound lanes. Work will occur overnight with lane restrictions.


Greenway Rd (Litchfield Road to Dysart Road) **

Starts: 10/12/19 Ends: 10/20/19


Additionally, the city recently completed work to install a traffic signal at Cactus Road and Sarival Avenue. 

All project timelines are weather permitting and subject to change. Please note, this list does not include regular (short duration) pavement preservation and maintenance or sidewalk maintenance projects. This list of projects reflects city sponsored work, not developer work, unless otherwise noted.

** This project was made possible as part of the voter-approved General Obligation Bond. For more information, visit surpriseaz.gov/DecideSurprise.  

You can find other important city transportation information online at surpriseaz.gov/transportation.

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