To meet the needs of a growing Surprise, the city is working on several significant transportation improvement projects. The projects range from constructing additional lanes, to paving new areas, to enhancing safety through new medians.
The city has created a 2016 Transportation Projects Map for easy reference. The map shows the areas where the work is happening and their expected timelines.
The following projects are currently underway:
Original Town Site (OTS) Infrastructure Improvement:,This project will replace old asphalt with pulverized asphalt in the OTS. The project began in December 2015 and is scheduled to conclude February 2016.
Cactus Road (north half) from 140th Avenue to Bullard Avenue:This project includes half street improvements with a median. DMB is the project owner, with the City contributing to median costs. The project is underway and is expected to conclude in spring 2016.
Waddell Road Median (Litchfield Road to 1200 feet west): Work to add a landscaped median west of Litchfield Road began in January 2016 and is expected to run through February 2016.
Peoria Avenue (Reems Road to Sarival Avenue): Project will provide two travel lanes in the westbound direction. Lennar has started construction, which is expected to be completed in February 2016.
Greenway Road (Bullard Avenue to Litchfield Road): Project will add an additional lane in each direction. This project began in January 2016. Work is scheduled to be completed in June 2016, weather permitting.
The following are upcoming projects:
Cactus Road (south side) from Litchfield Road to Rail Road Tracks & Litchfield Road (east side) from Cactus Road to Desert Cove Road: The project will provide two travel lanes in one direction along Cactus (eastbound) and Litchfield (northbound). Construction is expected to begin in February 2016.
Landscaping Median (various locations): The project focuses on completing medians in the following locations:
Reems Road—Peoria to Cactus (1 mile) Bullard Avenue—Peoria to Cholla (1/2 mile)
Waddell Road—175th to Citrus (1/2 mile) Sarival Road—Bell to Northwest Ranch Parkway (900 feet)
Construction is expected to begin in March/April 2016 with the individual sections prioritized as listed above.
Peoria Avenue (south side) from Greer Ranch Parkway to Reems Road: The project will provide two travel lanes in the eastbound direction. Construction will begin in April 2016.
Additionally, the Arizona Department of Transportation is managing several major improvement projects in and around the city. Loop 303 interchange connections at both U.S. 60 (Grand Ave.) and El Mirage Road are expected to be completed this summer. Early work on the Bell Road bridge, which will carry traffic over Grand Avenue and the adjacent railway tracks, has begun. The project is scheduled to be completed over the next 14 months (in spring 2017). The full closure of Bell Road between 134th Avenue and West Point Parkway is scheduled to start April 1 and will be in place for 6 – 8 months. For more information on this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/bellandgrand or call ADOT’s project hotline at 1.855.712.8530.
All project timelines are weather permitting. Please note, this list does not include regular (short duration) pavement preservation and maintenance or sidewalk maintenance projects
You can find this list of improvement projects and other important city transportation information online at www.surpriseaz.gov/transportation.