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City Improvements

Welcome to the city of Glendale's improvements page. This online destination will serve as your gateway to information about exciting improvement projects happening in Glendale, Arizona. Please visit the sections below to learn more about the various projects.

  • Citywide LED Streetlight Conversion Program
    Informational Public Meeting
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
    5600 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale
    Download Public Meeting Presentation

    Glendale Engineering is hosting a public meeting to provide information regarding an upcoming project, scheduled to begin in late August 2017 to convert nearly all of the City’s 20,200 street lights to LED. This conversion will provide Glendale with lower operating and maintenance costs, and more efficient, reliable street lights for the City’s neighborhoods, businesses, and facilities. This project will result in significant annual savings for Glendale.

    PROJECT OVERVIEW: Work is expected to begin in late August 2017 and take approximately one year to complete. Conversions will take place during daytime hours with minimal impact to residential streets as crews use an aerial bucket truck to access the street lamp, and will place cones in the area to shift traffic if needed. Some lane restrictions may be required for conversion of street lights on major streets; however, these restrictions will be daytime only during off peak travel hours. Project Information: 602.532.6250 | Flyer

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  • Glendale Traffic Study Paves Way for Reduced Congestion
    on Major City Roadways

    City deploys more Intelligent Transportation System Technology
    City traffic engineers are using hi-tech traffic devices to capture real-time traffic information on the heaviest traveled streets in Glendale. Actual volume, speed and travel time data, collected via more than 65 real-time traffic detection sensors, will be used to develop “SMART” traffic management plans that will ease congestion, cut travel times and move traffic more efficiently between signalized intersections.

    The traffic data collection phase is estimated to take up to five months and Glendale traffic management experts estimate that motorists will notice reduced congestion, more efficient traffic flow and improved travel times by year’s end.  Additional benefits include improved traffic safety, reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality through reduced auto emissions.

    Only minor traffic delays are anticipated during the installation and removal of traffic detection devices. For more information, contact City of Glendale Transportation Division at 623-930-2940 or visit transportationinfo@glendaleaz.com.

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  • Bell Road, 51sr Ave. to 53rd Ave.
    Scheduled to begin the week of JULY 24th, contractor crews will work in the middle of Bell Road, between 51st Avenue and 53rd Avenue to reconstruct the median islands as part of the off-site improvements for the private development on the north side of Bell Road. Work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

    TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS Work will take place during daytime hours with traffic control in place even during night hours to protect the work zone. Roads will remain open for travel, with lane restrictions in place and traffic shifted away from the work zone. Some or all left turns may not be permitted near the work zone to enhance traveler safety and protect construction crews. Business and resident access will be maintained at all times during this effort. Thank you for your patience during this work! Project Information: 602.532.6250

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  • Construction to Begin on Bell Road Adaptive Signal Project
    (98th Ave. to 73rd Ave.
    )
    Roadwork Ahead!
    The City of Glendale is one of eight jurisdictions working in partnership to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce traveler delays along the Valley’s heaviest traveled east/west surface street.

    Beginning July 26. crews will be onsite along Bell Rd between 98th and 73rd avenues, including five Glendale intersections, installing adaptive traffic signal equipment on all traffic signals.

    The new adaptive signal technology will automatically adjust traffic signal timing at intersections to accommodate real-time changes in traffic patterns. The technology receives and processes data from strategically placed sensors, which allows the adaptive signal technology to determine the length of time lights should be red and the length of time lights should be green to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion and traveler delay.

    Construction will take place during off-peak travel hours. In all, the multijurisdictional project will upgrade more than 50 traffic signals across the Bell Road corridor from Scottsdale to Surprise. The project is one of the longest adaptive signal projects in the nation.

    For more information, contact Maricopa County Department of Transportation at 602-506-3342 or visit www.mcdot.maricopa.gov | Map

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  • 83rd Avenue/Georgia Avenue
    Drainage Improvement Project
    Contractor: B&F Contracting, Inc.
    Scheduled to begin the week of June 26 for approximately six weeks, contractor crews will remove and replace portions of curb, gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement and the valley gutter on the east side of 83rd Avenue at Georgia Avenue as part of drainage improvements in this area.

    TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
    During this work, Georgia Ave. will be CLOSED at 83rd Ave. with no access to or from Georgia Ave. at 83rd Ave. Please use 81st Ave. as an alternate route during this work. Detour signage will be in place. Thank you for your patience during this construction effort!
    Project Information: 602.532.6250 | More Information

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  • N. 71st Avenue Roadway Improvement Project
    W. Myrtle Ave. to W. Orangewood Ave.
    Roadway and drainage improvements include the removal and reconstruction of the existing pavement, the installation of new curb/gutter, sidewalk and roadway medians, and the replacement/relocation of utilities. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in October and is anticipated to take approximately 4 months to complete.

    Oasis Water Treatment Plant
    7070 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85303
    Open House Flyer

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  • Median Landscape Conversion & Water Conservation Project
    67th Ave. Roadway Median (South of Beardsley Rd.)
    Glendale’s Transportation Division and the city’s Water Services Department have teamed up to launch a pilot water conservation project to convert a portion of existing water-dependent grass area located within the center median on 67th Avenue, just south of Beardsley Rd., to water-conserving artificial turf.

    Over the next several weeks, crews will be on site performing median landscape conversion activities;minor lane restrictions or temporary lane closures can be anticipated. Along with the removal of the existing grass and irrigation system and installation of artificial turf, work includes the installation of a new, more efficient irrigation system to provide water to the existing pine trees using the current water source. Work on the pilot median conversion project is slated to be completed by late June. Project Flyer

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  • Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery Block Wall Replacement Project
    Starting Wednesday, May 24, construction crews will be onsite performing work activities associated with the removal and replacement of a portion of the existing perimeter block wall located along the southern boundary of the Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery (see map). Completion is slated for late June 2017.

    To help ensure workplace safety and pet security, temporary fencing will be installed while the new
    wall is constructed. The construction contractor will coordinate directly with individual property
    owners regarding pet containment and access to backyards adjacent to the work area prior to
    installation.

    Please note that access to the cemetery will be provided at all times. Thank you for your patience
    and cooperation during this construction effort!

    Construction Work Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. If
    necessary, some work activity may begin as early as 5 a.m. to facilitate the placing and curing of
    concrete during seasonal temperature changes. Some weekend work may also be required.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    If you have questions about the project or need special assistance or accommodation, please call
    the 24-hour construction hotline at 602.264.6416. We are here to answer your questions and assist you any way that we can. Project Flyer

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  • FY 2016/2017 Pavement Management Projects
    The Pavement Management Program (PMP) consists of the rehabilitation of poor and deteriorating streets within the City of Glendale with the application of common treatments as well as other pavement preservations methods. The plan to extend the overall life-expectancy of the City of Glendale’s streets through the most efficient and cost-saving measures is carried out through a series of pavement preservation projects. The FY 2016-17 PMP Mill & Overlay (M&O), Crack Seal and Slurry Seal projects are presently concentrated in the southern portion of the City.

    For complete details on the PMP projects, please download the flyer here.

    Watch Glendale Today with Councilmember Bart Turner as he discusses how Glendale manages its street and pavement management program.

    Pavement Management Map (north of Peoria)
    Pavement Management Map (south of Peoria) 

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  • Sewer & Manhole Rehabilitation Program
    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: April through December 2017
    Glendale Water Services Department is in the process of performing construction activities associated with the replacement and upgrade of sewer system infrastructure at several locations throughout the city. Community benefits include enhanced odor control, reduced overflows and improved system reliability. Download Flyer

Impacted residences and businesses will be notified when work is scheduled to be performed in their area.

Phase 4 Project Locations:

    • W. Glenn Dr.: N 53rd Ave. -N. 51st Ave.
    • W. Butler Dr.: N. 55th Ave. -54th Ave.
    • W Northern Ave.: N. 45th Ave.-N. 43rd Ave.
    • W. Maryland Ave.: Grand Ave.-N. 54th Ave.
    • N. 68th Dr.:  Camelback Rd.-W. Pasadena Ave.
    • N. 59th Dr.: W. Orangewood Ave.-W. Northern Ave.
    • N. 60th Ave.: W. Maryland Ave.-W. Ocotillo Rd.
    • W. Missouri Ave.: N. 75th Ave.-N. 78th Ave.
    • 190-ft. north of W. Maryland Ave.: N. 62nd Ave.-N. 63rd Ave.
    • W. Cholla St: 62nd Ave.-N. 63rd Ave.

Your Enterprise Fund Dollars at Work!
Questions? Call the Construction Hotline at 602-750-7139
Project # 131419 

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  • Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant Open House
    You’re Invited!
    The Glendale Water Services Department is hosting a community open house to share information about upcoming water treatment plant capacity expansion and process improvements being implemented at the Pyramid Park Water Treatment Plant located east of Pyramid Peak Parkway and north of Pinnacle Vista Drive. This needed process and capacity project will improve plant reliability and provide the ability to meet increasing service demand associated with area growth and development. The plant’s treatment capacity will increase by 15 million gallons per day over the plant’s current 39 million gallons per day treatment capacity.

    Informational Open House Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6-7 p.m.
    Glendale Community College North Campus, C Building Room 130
    5727 W. Happy Valley Road, Glendale. More Information

    Project Summary & Schedule
    Map

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  • 47th Avenue Drainage Improvement Project
    A new 42" storm drain will be installed in 47th Avenue starting just north of Glendale Avenue and extending to just north of Orangewood Avenue.

    The new storm drain will address flooding problems at the intersection of 47th and State avenues. The project also includes the construction of new drainage structures, including new catch basins upstream of Glendale Avenue to reduce the surface runoff that is discharged to Glendale Avenue.

    Construction is expected to start in late March and take approximately 4 months.

    Please call the construction hotline at 602-750-7139 for further information.

    TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
    During construction, on-street parking will not be permitted. Traffic lane restrictions and alternating sidewalk closures are anticipated. Be alert to changes in temporary construction signage and flag persons when driving through the construction zone. Access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles at all times.

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  • City of Glendale Waterline Improvements (Project 131424)
    The City of Glendale waterline improvement project is a multi-phase/multi-year design and construction project. The project includes waterline replacement and related infrastructure at various locations throughout the City.

    The locations are as follows:
      -  Bethany Home Rd.: 67th Ave. to 59th Ave.
    (Including the Bethany Home Rd./67th Ave. and Bethany Home Rd./59th Ave. intersections)

      -  59th Ave.: Royal Palm Rd. to Olive Ave.
    (Including the 59th Ave./Olive Ave. intersection)

    67th Ave./Olive Ave. Intersection

    Deer Valley Rd.: 67th Ave. to 59th Ave.

    Construction Activity Update
    Phase 1 construction includes the 59th Ave/Olive Ave. intersection and Bethany Home Rd., 67th Ave. to 59th Ave. and related intersections. See Project Map here.

    Nighttime construction work is currently taking place on Olive Avenue, between 67th and 61st avenues and on Bethany Home Rd., between 67th and 59th avenues. Impacted businesses and residences will receive a 48-hour notice prior to any planned disruption to water service.

For project questions or information, please contact our project hotline: 602.532.6250

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  • 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue Intersection Safety and Capacity Improvement Projects
    The 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue Intersection Safety and Capacity Improvement Projects will enhance safety, provide more efficient traffic flow and pedestrian movement through the intersection and reduce traffic congestion and delays.

    FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS:
    • Raised center medians on 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue
    • New bus bays on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection
    • Additional right-turn lanes on Olive Avenue for north and southbound travel on to 59th Avenue
    • New sidewalk ramps on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection
    • New street lighting

    Utility Relocations are underway and roadway improvements are anticipated to begin in late spring or early summer 2017. Project completion is slated for December 2017.

    24-HOUR CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE: (602) 264-6416

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
During the utility relocation activities, expect traffic lane closures and restrictions; however, access will be maintained for residents, businesses, Glendale Community College staff and students and emergency vehicles. Please allow extra time when driving through the area as there may be traffic delays.

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  • 2015 Pavement Management Program
    CLICK HERE for information

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  • Glendale Centerline
    CLICK HERE for information on the Glendale Centerline Project (Glendale Avenue)


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  • Northern Parkway
    CLICK HERE for information on the Northern Parkway project. The purpose of the project is to construct a regional transportation facility to improve regional connectivity from the West Valley to major roadways such as Loop 303, Loop 101, and US 60 (Grand Avenue); improve travel time, regional facility spacing, and west/east traffic flow; and serve population growth.

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  • Street Construction - Traffic Restrictions
    CLICK HERE (PDF) to find out information on current road closures, traffic restrictions and street construction projects happening in the city of Glendale.

 

 

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