Thomas Road Streetscape
Work is scheduled to begin on the Thomas Road Streetscape project on Dec. 30. The work will take approximately one year to complete. There will be a break in roadway work during Spring Training 2014.
The first phase of construction will begin at 73rd St. and extend past Miller Rd. Construction work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday – Friday. Thomas Rd. will experience some temporary lane closures during construction, however, access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.
The streetscape project will improve approximately eight-tenths of a mile of Thomas Rd. between 73rd St. and the Indian Bend Wash. The project will make safety improvements to the median and turn lanes, add bicycle lanes, sidewalk improvements, landscaping and public art, but it does not add additional lanes to Thomas Rd.
The planned landscaping will be colorful and conservation friendly. Landscaped medians will provide an attractive focal point while also improving traffic control. Pedestrian lighting will also be included to provide enhanced safety.
Public Art by Stacy Levy will be installed on the Thomas Road Bridge at the Indian Bend Wash.
The art entitled Swale is colorful sculptural bouquets of tall grass and seed pods, that will be attached to each side of the bridge over the wash.
Additional construction work is also taking place at Well Site 71 on the southeast corner of Thomas and Miller roads. For additional information on this water project, please visit the project website.