Agua Fria Truck Route & Final Design

City of Peoria | Peoria, Arizona

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Rose Garden Lane and Beardsley Road previously served as the primary truck route for gravel/concrete trucks leaving mining operations in the Agua Fria River bed. These routes took trucks through residential neighborhoods creating safety, noise, and pollution issues. EPS completed a 1.7-mile alignment study and final design of the proposed extension of 112th Avenue along the Agua Fria River. This politically-driven project has a proposed alignment that passes through ASLD property, private lands, and lies principally within the Agua Fria River bed. Close coordination with affected existing and planned gravel pits, FCDMC, SRP and APS power transmission facilities (significant utility coordination was required), an adjacent elementary school, ASLD, FEMA, MCDOT, US Army Corps of Engineers, and a local environmental advocacy group was critical to the project’s success. This project included roadway design, traffic engineering, signing and striping, public involvement, surveying, landscape architecture, construction management/inspection, and drainage design.