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Work begins on pedestrian bridge in Chandler

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Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 7:39 am, Wed May 8, 2013.

Work has started on a project to add a pedestrian bridge over Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Chandler, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The pedestrian bridge, located north of Chandler Boulevard and south of Ray Road, will provide local residents with a new pathway for crossing over the freeway and link to local bicycle lanes on either side of Loop 101.

The bridge is scheduled for completion this fall. It will be 1,145 feet long and 10 feet wide.

Under an intergovernmental agreement, ADOT is managing construction of the $3.6 million bridge project on behalf of the City of Chandler. Once the project is completed, future maintenance of the bridge will be overseen by Chandler.

No major traffic restrictions are scheduled along Loop 101 during the early stage of bridge construction. Lane restrictions will be needed along the freeway’s frontage roads as the project advances. Full freeway closures will be scheduled at later stages in the project, when steel girders are placed above the freeway and when the concrete deck is being poured.

Information about this and other ADOT Phoenix-area freeway projects is available at www.azdot.gov.

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