South Arizona Avenue Corridor Improvements

Project Owner: City of Chandler
Project Type: Construction Manager at Risk
Construction Dates: 03/10 to 11/10

This streetscape reconstruction project from Frye Road to Chandler Boulevard included:

• Roadway improvements resulting in consistent four through lanes (two northbound and two southbound).
• Bike lanes on both sides of the street. Brick paver and lighted mid-block crosswalks.
• Storm drain improvements, new curb and gutter.
• Enhancement of the existing median between Boston Street and Chandler Boulevard and construction of flush medians at the intersections exclusively to accommodate left turns.
• Additional on-street parallel parking from the original 23 spaces to 81 spaces.
• Concrete seatwalls inlaid with polished glass and local artists’ tile work. Concrete art pads with LED uplights.
• Concrete pedestrian hardscape with significant embellishment of varying colors of crushed glass “ribbons” throughout to draw attention to focal points.
• New street/pedestrian light poles with curvilinear design which accommodate LED lighting and banners.
• Custom, artistic park fencing at A.J. Chandler Park. Street and wayfinding signage.
• Concrete pads with electrical and data provisions for future monument signage.
• New landscape and irrigation, preservation of historic trees and landscaping, and accompanying LED accent lighting.
• Site furnishings to include chairs, bistro tables, benches, bike racks, and trash receptacles.
• APS electrical modifications, upgrades and improvements. Traffic signal modifications.
• Electrical upgrades to accommodate vendor needs for the many regular events hosted in AJ Chandler Park.
• “Constructing for the future” by installing utility upgrades, additional underground conduit and crossings, as well as plumbing for a possible future signalized intersection, based on the City’s planned future development and desire to preclude disruption of this beautiful streetscape.




PROJECT AWARDS


AWARD OF MERIT
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE - SITE DEVELOPMENT AND LANDSCAPE (PUBLIC SECTOR CATEGORY)
Valley Forward Association


Project was among many that contributed to the
CRESCORDIA AWARD
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE - LIVABLE COMMUNITIES (PUBLIC POLICY/PLANS CATEGORY)
Valley Forward Association

BUILD ARIZONA AWARD
Associated General Contractors,
Arizona Chapter

ARIZONA PUBLIC WORKS
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

American Public Works Association,
Arizona Chapter

GENERAL DESIGN AWARD
American Society of Landscape Architects,
Arizona Chapter

MAKING ARIZONA COMPETITIVE
IN THE 21st CENTURY

American Planning Association,
Arizona Chapter

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
MERIT AWARD

International Downtown Association


AWARD OF MERIT - BEST LANDSCAPE/HARDSCAPE/URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Engineering News-Record Southwest

 
ILLUMINATION AWARD OF MERIT
Illumination Engineering Society

 

Read a letter of commendation from the City of Chandler for our work on the Arizona Avenue project.


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Time Lapse Video

Achen-Gardner Construction completed work on the City of Chandler's South Arizona Avenue Corridor Improvements project in November 2010. This time lapse video was compiled using photos taken every 15 minutes from April 2010 to November 2010. The camera, mounted on top of the Frye Road street sign, is facing north and shows the construction progress on Arizona Avenue.

> View individual photos (taken every 15 minutes) from the video

> Watch this video on Achen-Gardner Construction's YouTube Channel

 

 

PROJECT TEAM

Client: City of Chandler, Arizona

Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC
Role on Project: Contractor / Construction Manager

TriStar Engineering & Management
Role on Project: Civil Engineering, Construction Administration

J2 Engineering and Environmental Design
Role on Project: Landscape Architecture, Irrigation Design, and Construction Administration

MakPro Services
Role on Project: Public Involvement, Stakeholder Coordination and Public Outreach

Southwest Traffic & Engineering
Role on Project: Traffic Engineering and Lighting

Carollo Engineers
Role on Project: Water and Sewer Infrastructure

RNL Design
Role on Project: Design Guidelines, Planning

CEI
Role on Project: Design Survey



Key Subcontractors:

ISS Grounds Control
• Landscape/Irrigation

Kimbrell Electric
• Street Lights, Pedestrian Lights, Traffic Signals & Auxiliary Power

European Pavers Southwest
• Brick Pavers

I.N.B.S., Artist – Joe Tyler
• A.J. Chandler Park Decorative Fence & Gates

Stone Finish
• Concrete Walls & Seat Cap Grinding

Survey Innovation Group
• Construction Survey & Redesign Survey

Dixon Painting
• Refurbished Traffic Signal Poles

Progressive Concrete Works
• Actacrete Concrete Caps at Art Display Pads
• Lithocrete Recycled Glass Pavement:



Key Products/Vendors:

Unit Precast Concrete Pavers
• Acker-stone
• Pavestone

Fixed and Removable Security Bollards
• Cal Pipe

Irrigation
• Carson
• Cresline
• Febco
• Guardshack
• Hunter
• Lasco
• Motorola
• RainBird

Lighting
• Cemtec
• GE
• Hydrel

Furnishings
• Forms+Surfaces
• Keystone Ridge Designs
• Landscape Forms
• Wabash Valley

Skate stops
• Grind to a Halt
• Intellicept

Tree Grates and Guards
• Iron Age Designs

Decomposed Granite
• Kalamazoo Materials

Concrete Planting Pots
• Kornegay Design

Water Bollards
• Most Dependable Fountains

 

 

SHORT PROJECT DESCRIPTION: South Arizona Avenue Corridor Improvements is a streetscape project consisting of four-lane roadway improvements and wide pedestrian corridors from Frye Road to Chandler Boulevard and includes creatively designed hardscape and lighting elements as well as landscaping, on-street parking, bike lanes, traffic signal and APS point of service modifications, in roadway lighted crosswalks, and site furnishings.