Stockton Hill Road Project Update
The northbound crew was able to make progress through the rock, so they are finishing the mainline and laterals, and will begin pressure testing soon. Crews are scheduled to patch the trenches in the northbound section Friday, March 15. When patching begins, Airway Avenue will have driving restrictions during daytime hours as crews patch the trench that crosses the road. The patching in the intersection will occur in phases so that one lane in each direction can remain open, while work is performed. Traffic control will be in place to help motorists through the work zones.
The southbound crew started work in the last work zone on Sunday night. They have spent the majority of the week locating utilities and milling the road for excavation. Next week crews will be working nights in the Airway intersection, so people will not see much activity during the day, but know that progress is occurring during the nighttime hours. After they complete the work in the Airway Ave. intersection, they will continue with the mainline and laterals. Weather permitting, crews are scheduled to patch the southbound section the first week in April.
As a reminder, when the patching is finished, there will be a delay before the project can be finished. The city is required to go through a regulatory approval process with the State of Arizona before we can put the line into service, which may last 2-3 weeks. Once the City gets final approval, we will need to connect businesses to the new system. When this occurs, crews will need to set up traffic control in sections for the work. The actual switchovers will occur during nighttime hours but the traffic control may be up during the day as crews prepare for the work. When it comes time to make the switch, the contractor will coordinate with businesses to make sure there are no water service disruptions. Once all of the switchovers are complete, crews will then mill and overlay all of Stockton Hill Road between Airway Avenue and Gordon Drive, for a nice, smooth ride.