Work starts on 115th Avenue drainage project

Aisha Alexander
Special to Independent Newsmedia

Construction has begun on the Flood Control District of Maricopa County 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive Drainage Improvement Project that will construct approximately two miles of drainage improvements along 115th Avenue from Union Hills Drive to the Agua Fria River south of Bell Road.

This early 2014 photo shows the area around 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Officials from Peoria, Surprise and the Flood Control District of Maricopa County are improving drainage and flood control in the area. (File photo)

The project, a partnership between Surprise, FCD, the city of Peoria and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, is designed to intercept flood water from the northeast and carry it south to the Agua Fria River, decreasing flood hazards to communities in the project area.

Improvements will include installing a concrete channel, drainage structures, storm drain pipe, erosion protection and landscape.

Construction work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridayshowever hours will vary with seasonal changes.

During construction, drivers in the area can expect traffic lane restrictions however access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles. Be alert to traffic control changes and allow extra time to travel through the construction work area as there may be traffic delays.

The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018.

For information about the drainage improvement project, call the 24hour construction hotline at 602-264-6416.

Editor’s Note: Aisha Alexander is a public information officer for the city of Surprise.

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