Mesquite District Update for February 27, 2013
The Agua Fria Truck Road Reliever project will provide an alternate route for trucks exiting mining operations with a north-bound or west-bound destination. The purpose of the project is to reduce truck traffic on Beardsley Road between 111th Avenue and 99th Avenue, reducing the environmental and noise impacts on residents.
The approved alignment for the new truck route extends from 112th Avenue and Rose Garden Lane north and then east to 107th Avenue at Pinnacle Peak Road. The final construction documents for the project have been completed in preparation for advertisement.
The alignment was difficult to set due to the requirements of both power companies (SRP and APS), archeological sites that were avoided, crossing of the Rose Garden channel, agreement from both State Land and Peoria Unified School District to locate the roadway as far from their developable land as possible and designing the signalized intersection of 107th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak to avoid the power lines and power poles. In addition, the project included coordination with over 12 different agencies!
The final step before we can proceed with construction is for APS to relocate six 69KV poles. APS was not able to go out for bid until we had possession of the right-of-way for the truck route per their procurement requirements. Additionally due to summer temperatures in Arizona, these transmission lines must be relocated by mid-May or the work will be delayed until the fall when power usage decreases. As currently scheduled, the City believes that APS will meet the mid-May schedule.
Once the APS schedule has been finalized and the low bid contractor is selected, a 6-8 month schedule is anticipated for the construction to be completed.
For additional project information, please CLICK HERE or contact Adina Lund, Engineering Supervisor, at (623) 773-7249.