An amendment to a project order with Dibble Engineering for up to $172,365 for additional design services associated with Town Center infrastructure improvements has been approved by the Queen Creek Town Council.
The council on July 15 voted unanimously to approve the change in a consent agenda with other items with Councilmember Emilena Turley absent. On the dais were Mayor Gail Barney and Councilmembers Jake Hoffman and Robin Benning. Meeting by WebEx were Vice Mayor Julia Wheatley and Councilmembers Jeff Brown and Dawn Oliphant.
Town Council, on Feb. 6, 2019, approved an on-call project order with Dibble Engineering for $394,565 to design new collector and local roadways, water mains, sanitary sewer utilities, storm-drain systems and retention basins associated with Town Center infrastructure improvements, Public Works Director Troy White said in a memo to the council.
“Specifically, roadway design for Aldecoa Road was limited to the local road schematic parameter of approximately 60-feet [of] right-of-way, which meant the center of the road would straddle the existing property line and would include sidewalk, landscape and street lighting only on the south side of the road. As for Munoz Street, the same design parameters applied. However, elements outside of the roadway section would only be designed to the 30% alignment stage, greyed-out and labeled as proposed for future consideration by the developer on final construction plans,” he said.
As design began and economic development staff members began the request-for-proposals process for the town-owned property connected between these roads, it was determined that a full-width roadway design with landscape architecture features along Aldecoa Road and Munoz Street would be help future development attractiveness, he said.
“Another critical component while improving the Town Center infrastructure is to design a north-south connector road --- Summers Pl(ace) extension --- between Munoz and Aldecoa to provide a safer southbound access onto Ellsworth Loop Road at the existing signalized Ellsworth Loop and Aldecoa intersection,” Mr. White said.
“This consideration received positive buy-in from Quick Trip representatives. The extension of Summers Place will encourage right-out exiting onto Ellsworth Loop at Munoz, which allows lengthening the northbound left-turn lane of Ellsworth Road to westbound Ocotillo Road to provide additional queuing capacity,” he said in the memo.