A public information meeting regarding planned improvements to the intersection of Alma School Road and Chandler Boulevard will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Arizona College Prep – Erie Campus (Library), 1150 W. Erie St.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to review the early design plans and provide comment. Maps and exhibits describing the $6.5 million project will be on display at the meeting and project team members will be available to answer questions.
Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2016 with more than 80 percent of the construction cost funded by a $5.5 million Highway Safety Improvement Program grant from the Federal Highway Administration.
The Alma School/Chandler Boulevard intersection handles approximately 61,000 vehicles per day and had the fourth highest collision rate in the city in 2012.
The planned improvements will improve traffic flow and safety by adding dual left turn lanes, dedicated right turn lanes, and an auxiliary through lane in each direction. The project also includes new storm drains, curb, gutter, sidewalks, signals and landscaping.
A “before and after” crash analysis of seven similar intersection improvement projects in Chandler showed accidents decreased an average of 35 percent.