PEORIA, Ariz. (May 16,
2008) – Road builders have scheduled two community meetings following Memorial
Day to update the public on the progress of a project that will connect
Beardsley Road to Loop 101.
Peoria, Glendale and the Arizona Department of Transportation will hold open
houses at Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria Wednesday, May 28, and the
Community Church of Joy Worship Center Tuesday, June 3. Both will be from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
They will provide
project specifics, a computer-generated rendering of the roadway and the
schedule remaining for design and construction. Construction is scheduled to
begin this fall.
The project will extend
Beardsley Road across New River to a new frontage road along southbound Loop
101. Southbound vehicles will be able to merge onto the loop south of Union
Hills Drive, while northbound motorists will cross Arizona’s first U-turn bridge
to a northbound entrance ramp.
Another unique feature
of the project will be a roundabout at Beardsley Road and 81st Avenue.
In addition, Union
Hills will be widened at the Loop 101 interchange; Beardsley will be widened
between 83rd and 81st avenues; Lake Pleasant Parkway will be widened north of
Beardsley; and a raised median will be constructed on 83rd Avenue south of
Sunrise Mountain High
School is at 21200 N. 83rd Ave.; the Community Church of Joy is at 21000 N. 75th
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