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Construction Zones Map

Project No.: EM18-ST05
Project Title: CDBG Downtown ADA Improvement Project

Project Scope:

The City received approval from the Maricopa County Development Division (MCDD) for FY2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to retrofit approximately 70 curb ramps in the downtown area that either do not meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards or are missing completely. Deficient pavement adjacent to the ramps, which are tripping hazards and/or a hindrance to disabled travelers, will be removed and replaced as well. 

Current Status: The contractor is completing the last ramps in the northwest section of the downtown area and anticipates starting work in the southeast portion in early May.                                                                                                                                                                 
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Project No.: EM18-W01
Project Title: City of Surprise OTS Water Main Replacement Project
Project Scope: The scope of this project is to abandon older 2, 4 and 6 inch water mains and install new 6 inch mains within a section of Old Town Surprise where the water system is owned and operated by the City of El Mirage. Service lines would also be replaced and relocaed into the right of way for ease of access. The funding for this project is approximately $1.07M and is provided by a loan requested from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona. (WIFA) in 2012. 
Current Status: The new water main has been installed in the alley between Jerry Street and Factory Street and the new service lines are being connected.  The installation of new water main in the alley between Factory Street and Greasewood Street has started.                                                                                                            
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Project No.: EM18-W02
Project Title: Dysart Road Water Line Project
Project Scope: In order to promote development in the square mile between Peoria Avenue, El Mirage Road, Olive Avenue and Dysart Road, the City proposes the installation of approximately 6,000 linear feet of 12-inch ductile iron water main in Dysart Road from Dysart High School to Joe R. Ramirez Road. The main will be stubbed to the east and west for future extensions. This work will be done in partnership with John F. Long Properties, LLLP, the property owner of much of the land within this area.  
Current Status: Final punch list items are being addressed.  This project is substantially complete.                                                                                                       
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Project No.: EM18-ST01
Project Title: Dysart Road Project

Project Scope:

Dysart Road is a roadway of regional significance but currently only has one lane in each direction south of Peoria Avenue. The City proposes to widen this corridor to 5 lanes with bike lanes and curb and gutter.

Current Status: 30% plans and cost estimates have been completed and submitted to MCDOT for review.  A meeting will be set up in early 2019  to discuss the design requirements and funding of the construction. 
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Project No.: ADOT
Project Title: Grand Ave Frontage Road Project
Project Scope: The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will lead this project along Grand Avenue. Phase II will include the reconstruction of the Frontage Road from Thunderbird Road to Greenway Road. The design of the project has been identified for funding through ADOT using MAG/Federal funds identified for Grand Avenue Phase II. The Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) included this project as part of the Regional Freeway and Highway Program's 2016 rebalancing pool to address the program surplus in FY 2026. The TPC has recommended a project budget not to exceed $6 million for this effort.
Current Status: The installation of the railroad fence and hardscape continues.  Subgrade preparation for the east side of the Frontage Road and improvements to the Grand Avenue median have started.  The east side of the Frontage Road will be paved at the end of May.                                                                                                                                                                         
Website: www.azdot.gov/US60FrontageRd
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Project No.: MCDOT
Project Title: Northern Parkway Future Road Project
Project Scope: Northern Avenue is to be widened into an expressway/parkway configuration as a road of regional significance.  The total project cost is currently estimated at $228 million. Costs include Design Concept Report, design, ROW acquisition, and construction shared between project partners El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria, Maricopa County, and MAG regional funding with construction scheduled over the next several years. In accordance with the IGA approved by Council on 6/26/08, the City share of the project is $9.5 million.
Current Status: Phase II (Dysart Rd to 111th Ave): Storm drain installation, roadway grading and construction of the Agua Fria bridge continues.       
Overpasses (El Mirage Road OP & Dysart Road OP):  95% Plans are complete and project will be placed on hold until 2021.
El Mirage Alternative Access (Butler & 129th): Design consultant has prepared design criteria and alternatives for review.  Geotechnical and Environmental work continues.                                                                
Website: http://apps.mcdot.maricopa.gov/Projects/northern-parkway.aspx
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Project No.: EM18-ST04
Project Title: Thunderbird Road Access Modification Project
Project Scope: This project will provide full access to the east driveway entrance to Casa Mirage Apartments located on the south side of Thunderbird Road between El Mirage Road and Primrose Street.
Current Status: City staff has provided comments to the design consultant.  Final revisions being addressed.  
  
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