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Project No.: EM19-WW01
Project Title: Palm Street Sewer Main Replacement
Project Scope: Replacement of approximately 300 linear feet of 8" sewer main on N. Palm Street in the Sundial Subdivision. Due to faulty compaction, the existing sewer main has settled resulting in 270 linear feet of defective pipe. The project will include replacement of approximately 300 linear feet (manhole to manhole) of 8" sewer main per MAG specification, asphalt restoration, video inspection, and traffic control.    
Current Status: Team Fishel was awarded the project via the City's Job Order Contract (JOC) for Utilities.  A Pre-Construction Meeting was held on August 19th and construction is anticipated in October.                                                                                                
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Project No.: EM19-W01
Project Title: Alto Street & Palm Street Easement Improvements
Project Scope: A 12-foot wide Public Utility Easement (PUE) runs along most of the rear property lines of the homes that reside along Alto Street and Palm Street, north of Thunderbird Road.  This easement allows the City to access and maintain the existing water main that serves these homes.  Over time, some of these properties have encroached within the PUE which makes it difficult to access the lines.  This project would clear the existing easement area and/or obtain new easements to facilitate access to any existing or future utilities.  Walls/fences within the easement would be removed and relocated to the edge of the PUE.  Phase I included the first 11 properties and Phase II will include the next 8 properties.    
Current Status: The project started construction on September 3rd and is anticipated to be complete by the end of October.                                                                                                           
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Project No.: EM18-W01
Project Title: City of Surprise OTS Water Main Replacement Project
Project Scope: The scope of this project is to abandon older 2, 4 and 6 inch water mains and install new 6 inch mains within a section of Old Town Surprise where the water system is owned and operated by the City of El Mirage. Service lines would also be replaced and relocaed into the right of way for ease of access. The funding for this project is approximately $1.07M and is provided by a loan requested from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona. (WIFA) in 2012. 
Current Status: Concrete work has been completed.  The installation of the chip seal in the alleys and punch list items remain.                                                                                                                                                               
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Project No.: EM18-ST01
Project Title: Dysart Road Project

Project Scope:

Dysart Road is a roadway of regional significance but currently only has one lane in each direction south of Peoria Avenue. The City proposes to widen this corridor to 5 lanes with bike lanes and curb and gutter.

Current Status: Potholing of utilities has started and a Utility Coordination Meeting took place on August 27th.  60% plans will be completed in October. 
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Project No.: ADOT
Project Title: Grand Ave Frontage Road Project
Project Scope: The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will lead this project along Grand Avenue. Phase II will include the reconstruction of the Frontage Road from Thunderbird Road to Greenway Road. The design of the project has been identified for funding through ADOT using MAG/Federal funds identified for Grand Avenue Phase II. The Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) included this project as part of the Regional Freeway and Highway Program's 2016 rebalancing pool to address the program surplus in FY 2026. The TPC has recommended a project budget not to exceed $6 million for this effort.
Current Status: Last punch list items are being addressed.  Landscape Establishment Period has started.                                                                                                                                                                          
Website: www.azdot.gov/US60FrontageRd
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Project No.: MCDOT
Project Title: Northern Parkway Future Road Project
Project Scope: Northern Avenue is to be widened into an expressway/parkway configuration as a road of regional significance.  The total project cost is currently estimated at $228 million. Costs include Design Concept Report, design, ROW acquisition, and construction shared between project partners El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria, Maricopa County, and MAG regional funding with construction scheduled over the next several years. In accordance with the IGA approved by Council on 6/26/08, the City share of the project is $9.5 million.
Current Status: Phase II (Dysart Rd to 111th Ave): Installation of the roadway and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls and construction of the Agua Fria bridge continues.           
Overpasses (El Mirage Road OP & Dysart Road OP):  95% Plans are complete and project will be placed on hold until 2021.
El Mirage Alternative Access (Butler & 129th): 15% plans were reviewed by staff and comments have been provided to MCDOT.  
                                                                
Website: http://apps.mcdot.maricopa.gov/Projects/northern-parkway.aspx
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Project Title: Spot Improvements Project

Project Scope:

The City will be making modifications in several areas along Thunderbird Road, El Mirage Road and Peoria Avenue throughout the summer months.  These improvements include, among others, driveway modifications at the El Mirage Senior Village and addressing drainage issues at multiple locations along Peoria Avenue and El Mirage Road.  Lane restrictions and road closures are anticipated. 
Current Status: Five of the six improvements have been constructed with only the wall at the gas regulator station on Thunderbird Road remaining.  Once the wall is complete, a walkthrough will be scheduled.                                                                                                                                                                 
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Project No.: EM18-ST04
Project Title: Thunderbird Road Access Modification Project
Project Scope: This project will provide full access to the east driveway entrance to Casa Mirage Apartments located on the south side of Thunderbird Road between El Mirage Road and Primrose Street.
Current Status: Punch list items need to be addressed, but roadway is open to the public.      
  
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