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Warner-Cooper left-turn lanes being expanded

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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:15 pm | Updated: 3:00 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Motorists accustomed to zipping through the busy intersection of Warner and Cooper roads in Gilbert at the usual 45 mph speed limit are being forced to dial it down a bit as workers expand the left-hand turn lanes.

The approximately six-month project will widen all four left-turn lanes at the intersection from one lane to two lanes.

The $6.8 million project will be paid for with a half-cent sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004.

Gilbert spokeswoman Beth Lucas said officials are planning to wrap up construction sometime in early summer. Work on the road started in early November, she said.

The Warner and Cooper intersection features a Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market and Ace Hardware on the northwest corner and a Fry's Food & Drug on the southwest corner. There's also a Walgreens drug store on the northeast corner and a fueling station on the southeast corner.

The town has a 24-hour hotline for questions and concerns from members of the public.

"They just want to be as accessible as possible," Lucas said.

For more information, call (602) 264-6416.

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