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October 18 - 31, 2014

Meeting set for McQueen and Ocotillo project The widening to four lanes of sections of McQueen and Ocotillo roads in South Chandler begins before the end of the year, and the City is holding an informational public meeting to discuss the project at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Cotton Room South, 745 E. Germann Rd. Improvements to Ocotillo Road include the construction of two lanes in each direction with a centerturn lane, bicycle lanes, curb, gutter, storm drain, sidewalks, traffic signals, landscaping and associated utility improvements and relocations. The construction is being performed by Blucor Contracting Inc., which was awarded a $5.3 million contract in September. The project is partially funded by a $2.4 million grant from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program. The project includes improvements to the railroad crossing on Ocotillo

Road east of Arizona Avenue, which necessitates a full-road closure for up to two weeks in early December. In addition, a new pedestrian signal is being installed where the Paseo Trail (located alongside the Consolidated Canal) crosses Ocotillo Road. Information about the project is at McQueen Road is similarly being widened to four lanes, two in each direction, between Ocotillo and Chandler Heights roads. The work includes bike lanes, sidewalks, medians, curb, gutter, storm drain, traffic signals, landscaping and utility relocations. Nesbitt Contracting Company Inc. was awarded the $4.2 million construction contract, of which $3.4 million comes from federal grant funds.

Watch for traffic restrictions

eastbound traffic on Chandler Boulevard to a single lane through Wednesday, Oct. 22. Westbound traffic on Chandler Boulevard is not being restricted, but westbound left turns onto Delaware Street are prohibited. In addition, northbound Delaware Street is closed at Buffalo Street. Traffic is being detoured west to Colorado Street, Washington Street or Arizona Avenue. Southbound traffic on Delaware Street is unaffected. Major lane restrictions, including restricted left-turn movements, are in place at the intersection of Alma School and Frye roads through Wednesday, Oct. 22. Both Alma School and Frye roads are restricted to a single lane at the intersection with no left turns. The restrictions are necessary to repair several manholes as part of a larger manhole rehab project.

Installation of a new manhole at the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Delaware Street is restricting

Chandler Farmers Market returns Thursdays are a bit more lively and tasty in downtown Chandler as the Chandler Farmers Market resumes. All summer, Jeff Scott Farms has been at the market site in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

East, and now the rest of the vendors are back. The Thursday market is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Three S. Arizona Ave., under the East Park ramadas. Visitors can find fresh produce, jellies, breads,

oils, baked goods, tamales, hand pies, dog treats, baklava and more. For a list of participating vendors, go to www.

DEADLINES FOR SANTAN SUN NEWS The deadline for news and advertising is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, for the Saturday, Nov. 1, issue of the SanTan Sun News. All news must be submitted to by that day to be considered for the next issue or by filling in the “submit a news release” form on the newspaper’s website at To send an item for consideration in the SanTan Family Fun, email it directly to Send advertising files and information to account reps or contact For deadline information, visit and click on “About us” and call 480-732-0250 for advertising rate details.


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