Old Town - ADA Ramp Improvement Project

Roadway Improvements

A series of roadway improvements are underway in Old Town. The work includes replacing crosswalks, installing upgraded ADA ramps, and applying a pavement preservation treatment to the roadways. The work is expected to be complete in early October and will be done in four phases:

map of location where the ada ramp improvements will be made

Timeline

Late Summer 2022:

Phase One: Concrete (Late June - July)

Phase one of the project will be focused on updating existing ADA ramps, to meet new standards, and new ramp construction.

Crews will demolish existing concrete ramps and, in some cases, the adjacent sidewalk area. New forms will be constructed, and concrete will be poured to create the new ramps and sidewalk transitions. The work is expected to last a month, however weather and existing roadway conditions may extend the work schedule.

Repairs will be made to the existing scuppers (drainage structures) and while new scupper lids are being fabricated, there will be temporary covers. Fabrication is anticipated to take 4-6 weeks.

construction workers removing old concrete

Phase Two: Crosswalk Construction

New crosswalk construction will follow the concrete work in the ADA ramp improvement areas. The work will include removing existing concrete paving, concrete curbs and steel rails. Asphalt will be used on new crosswalks in preparation for a brick pattern that will be stamped into the material in phase three of the project. The new crosswalk construction is expected to take two weeks to complete.

Early Fall 2022:

Phase Three: Crosswalk Stamping

The newly constructed crosswalks will be stamped with a brick pattern and painted with an acrylic epoxy coating - the result is a decorative treatment that ultimately extends the life of the asphalt. This work is expected to take two weeks to complete.

the stamp pattern that will be used for the crosswalks that looks like intersecting bricks

Phase Four: Micro Seal Treatment

The last phase of the project will be the application of a micro seal treatment to streets adjacent to the work areas in historic Old Town. The micro seal pavement treatments help extend the life of asphalt streets and reduce maintenance costs. The work is expected to take five days to complete.

Precautions

To help minimize disruptions to businesses, work will take place early morning, Monday - Friday between the hours of 2 a.m. to 11 a.m. Business and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. Several corners of each intersection will be under construction at a time; sidewalks and ADA ramps will typically be reopened within 36 hours of being replaced.

Please use caution, follow detour signs, and plan ahead to avoid delays. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Contact

For additional information please contact the city's Paving Manager, Shayne Lopez, at SLopez@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or 480-312-5665

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