City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2008
McDowell Road Commercial Corridor Project Update
GOODYEAR, AZ – The McDowell Road Commercial Corridor Project near the future Estrella Falls Mall is under construction, and the work should be finished by February 2009. Improvements include widening McDowell Road, Pebblecreek Parkway, Bullard Avenue and Encanto Boulevard, and extending Monte Vista Drive and 150th Avenue. Other work includes Bullard Wash improvements and park amenities, and building bridges at McDowell Road and Monte Vista Drive crossing Bullard Wash.
The first of two layers of pavement on Bullard Avenue, between Encanto Drive and McDowell Road, is complete, and the contractor is working on median and sidewalk improvements. Paving of the eastbound lanes (south-half) of McDowell Road will be finished in late May. Next, work will begin on the westbound lanes (north-half) of McDowell. Construction of the McDowell Road and Monte Vista Drive bridges is progressing and some of the architectural features on the columns and walls are already visible.
The McDowell Road Commercial Corridor Project is funded through an Improvement District, a mechanism used by the City for selling bonds to cover costs of the project. Property owners in the district are assessed for the improvements; the City is not. The process helps expedite the work, and allows for a coordinated effort between the City, property owners, and developers.