County gears up for Deer Valley road extension in Peoria next year

City continuing work along Happy Valley Road

Independent Newsmedia
Posted 8/10/20

The City of Peoria and Maricopa County have two projects underway to bring relief to the area.

The City of Peoria is currently building improvements on Happy Valley Road from Loop 303 to 67th …

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County gears up for Deer Valley road extension in Peoria next year

City continuing work along Happy Valley Road

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The city of Peoria and Maricopa County have two projects underway to bring relief to North Peoria drivers.

City workers are building improvements on Happy Valley Road from Loop 303 to 67th Avenue. These improvements include additional through lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks.  It also annexes the portion of Happy Valley roadway from west of the bridge to Loop 303.  The project includes changes to the median of Happy Valley that will provide additional length for left turns at 115th Avenue.

The city also will be able to time the traffic signals from Happy Valley and Vistancia Boulevard to Lake Pleasant Parkway once the project is complete. Any improvements on 115th would be within the county jurisdiction and could be addressed with a future project by the county or a developer.

Maricopa County Department of Transportation still is working on a project to construct Deer Valley from Williams and El Mirage roads to Deer Valley Road and 109th Avenue.

This project will provide an additional river crossing and better access for the subdivisions south of 115th Avenue and Happy Valley Road.  This project has been anticipated for many years.  The county was able to complete the purchase of the right-of-way, is working with utility companies on the needed utility relocations, and is finalizing design plans. 

The county anticipates advertising for a contractor later this fall and being under construction in spring 2021. This new connection across the river will provide relief to this area as many residents will be able to use Deer Valley Road to get to Lake Pleasant Parkway.

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