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For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

 

Van Buren Rd. Construction to Be Finished Ahead of Schedule

 

When construction began on Van Buren St. in November 2006, it was projected that the road improvements would be done a year later.  However, despite the recent rains it looks like the project will be completed by late September, 2007 – two months ahead of schedule.

 

The traffic signals at the intersection of Bullard Ave. and Van Buren St. will be functional by the end of August. Contingent upon good weather, Pulice Construction will be paving the remaining unpaved lanes of Van Buren Street from Litchfield Road to Estrella Parkway on Aug. 10 and 11 and, if necessary, Aug.12.  The existing two south lanes of travel will remain open with minimal disruption.  This work will complete the base course of asphalt.  The final surface course of asphalt and striping will be completed by mid-September. An artistic bridge railing, street lighting and median improvements will be completely shortly thereafter.

 

This major capital improvement project will widen Van Buren Street from its original two lanes to five lanes between Litchfield Road and Estrella Parkway. Improvements include the installation of raised medians, a bicycle lane in each direction, new street lights, a bridge over Bullard Wash, signalized intersection at Bullard Avenue and a storm drain system.

                       

Access to adjoining businesses and residential areas are being maintained throughout the duration of this project. The City is making every effort to provide safe access routes and minimize traffic impacts for our residents and visitors. Goodyear asks that drivers observe all traffic signs and reduced speed limits and take extra precaution with construction personnel and equipment when driving through this construction project.

 

For additional information regarding Van Buren St. improvements, please contact Al Gonzales, Project Manager, at 623-882-7924 or Raul Varela, Engineering Director, at 623-882-7099. Visit the City’s website, www.goodyearaz.gov, for monthly updates and photos.

 

 

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