Scottsdale approves creation to Hayden, Thomas intersection

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Scottsdale will flow forward with numerous transportation initiatives after the City Council accepted on consent a production bid award and a price range switch for the Hayden and Thomas roads intersection.
AJP Electric was the bottom bidder for the award with a unit rate of $2,433,648.Seventy five. The metropolis will also make a Capital Improvement Plan of $1.6 million from the Miller Road Underpass at Arizona State Route one hundred and one venture to the Hayden/Thomas Safety Improvements venture, which the transportation 0.2 percent sales tax will fund.
The proposed enhancements will most effective be on Thomas Road and will include raised medians, dual left turn lanes with positive offsets, dedicated proper turn lane, get right of entry to point consolidation and pedestrian protection upgrades.
City group of workers say they recognized savings within the Miller Road Underpass project with a view to assist fund the Hayden/Thomas Safety Improvements venture for the reason that available investment will now not cover the required cost.
These financial savings are available because the Arizona Department of Transportation bid this assignment with a bigger freeway assignment and the component the town become accountable for ended up being lower than expected.


The city says quantities of this assignment could be eligible for compensation from the Highway Safety Improvement Program from the Federal Highway Administration.
City team of workers say if the mission is delayed, the metropolis might forfeit federal funding.
City team of workers mentioned a 2009 ranking from the Maricopa Association of Governments that placed the intersection as 11th on its list of high crash intersections in the county. The city also stated a 2009 State of Arizona Top five Percent Report declaring the intersection wished protection repairs.
Furthermore, a latest Scottsdale Independent analysis of dangerous roads yielded that Hayden Road, from Thomas Road to Osborn Road, had 54 collisions in 2015 and 2016. This put it 8th on a listing of dangerous stretches of road in Scottsdale.
In 2011, the Federal Highway Administration permitted the intersection’s utility for an Intersection Safety Improvement provide. The city followed that up with an engineering services contract with Ritoch-Powell to perform design services to prepare a venture evaluation.
That evaluation yielded 3 alternatives however the metropolis in the long run put the mission on hold due to excessive charges of the challenge.
In 2015, the metropolis permitted a agreement with Ritoch-Powell and Associates to provide design serves for the manufacturing of production files for the CIP project.

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