PEORIA, Ariz. (Dec.
2, 2009) – Peoria’s City Council voted unanimously Dec. 1 to build a
secondary access to Liberty High School. The city will construct a temporary
roadway along the future 95th Avenue alignment from Speckled Gecko Drive north
to Pinnacle Peak Road.
“I am extremely happy
that we are able to provide a solution to address the concerns of parents and
residents” said Councilmember Cathy Carlat, who represents the Mesquite District
in which the high school is located. “The city worked hard with the developer
and the school district to make sure we came up with a plan that pleases
After the first week of
school, many parents and residents voiced concern about congestion along Deer
Valley Road at 97th Avenue during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up
Community Southwest, has long-term plans to build the permanent 95th Avenue
improvements and an additional traffic light along Deer Valley Road. Those plans
have been postponed due to the slumping housing market. They will work
immediately with the State Land Department to acquire the right-of-way.
Once the land is
acquired, Peoria will build the $631,000 temporary roadway, which is scheduled
to be complete by August 2010 – in time for the next school year.