91st Avenue Widening Project - UPDATES

91st Avenue Widening Project Overview

The City of Tolleson will widen 91st  Avenue, between Van Buren and Interstate 10 to improve the entry to Tolleson, as well as Paseo de Luces and the downtown businesses.  Improvements include widening 91st Avenue from three to five lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane), curb, gutter, sidewalk and bus shelters. Improvements on the east side of 91st Avenue include undergrounding the drainage ditch and constructing improvements to block walls to provide an aesthetically-pleasing pedestrian corridor with a multi-use pathway, tree canopy and additional landscaping. Improvements on the west side include installation of block walls of varying heights and locations and landscaping to compliment the overall improvements to this important roadway.

Crews continue work on the east side of 91st Avenue to widen and reconstruct the east side of the roadway, scheduled to be complete sometime in June. Following work on the east side of 91st Avenue, crews will move to the west side of 91st Avenue, with the project scheduled for completion in September 2018. It is expected that 91st Avenue will remain open for travel; however, traffic will be shifted away from the work zone. Please plan for extra time in your travel during this work.

Related to work on the east side of 91st Avenue, the following statement was provided by the project team: “A miscommunication from the Project Designer to the Contractor resulted in the unfortunate removal of some existing trees along the project corridor which were intended to remain in place. The project has always included planting approximately 70 new trees along the east side of the project to supplement the existing trees and vegetation. As a result of the removal of the existing trees, the project will now include approximately 30 additional trees to replace those that were removed. At project completion, the City of Tolleson will have a safer roadway that will reduce traffic congestion, with a landscape character that is reminiscent of the historic condition and includes additional trees for the community to enjoy.

Thank you for your patience during this work!

Project Hotline: 602.532.6250

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91st Ave Widening - Community Mailing

Current Updates:

91st Avenue Widening Project Update : ROAD CLOSURE  

In effort to complete 91st Avenue as soon as possible, construction crews have requested to close 91st Avenue Friday, May 18 - Sunday May 20. Please see details below:

Location: 91st Avenue (I-10 to Van Buren St)
When: Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20
Start Time: Friday, May 18 at 8PM
Completion Date: Sunday, May 20 8PM

Location: Intersection of 91st Avenue & Van Buren Street 
When: Friday, May 18 to Saturday, May 19
Start Time: Friday, May 18 at 8PM
Completion Date: Saturday, May 19 6AM

Description of Work to be Completed:
Milling out of the existing pavement between the crosswalks of 91st Ave and Van Buren Street. Repaving will take place right after allowing for traffic to resume to the 1 lane of travel in each direction between Van Buren and the I-10 with no left turns. 

For up-to-date happenings on the 91st Avenue Widening Project, please visit www.tollesonaz.org/91stAvenue

Full Disclosure Detail of 91st Avenue Closure - Map

Asphalt Milling Explained Video