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Desert Ridge and Sky Crossing Update 4-20-17

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Blog by Doug Ingersoll | April 20th, 2017

Dear Desert Ridge residents and interested community stakeholders,
As some of you may be aware, Sky Crossing has entered into a development agreement with the City of Phoenix to facilitate the full improvement of Deer Valley Road to a major arterial street from Cave Creek Road to Black Mountain Boulevard. Subsequently, Haydon Building Corp ("Haydon") has been selected as the project's Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and are tasked with managing construction of the improvements, including new drainage structures, six traffic lanes, raised medians, bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, streetlights, and traffic signals.
Preliminary work such as plant salvage, utility relocations, and installation of temporary asphalt is anticipated to start in early summer. Construction of the north half of the street will then occur from summer 2017 through late Fall 2017. During this time traffic will continue to utilize the existing roadway, with sections of supplemental temporary asphalt. Disruptions to traffic will be minimized, but since the area will be a construction work zone, reduced speed limits will be in effect.
Once the new north half of the street is complete traffic will be switched over, thereby allowing the south half of Deer Valley to be constructed safely without significant disruptions to traffic. The south half construction will take place from late Fall 2017 to spring 2018. For the most part, turning movements in and out of Reach 11, 30th Way, 32nd Street, and 34th Street will be maintained throughout construction; however, when a closure or limitation is required it will be coordinated with the affected parties (e.g. PHS, Reach 11, etc.).
Below is a summary of the anticipated schedule and a link to view the Deer Valley Road Improvements Sequencing Schedule for Phase 1 and Phase 2:
- May 2017: Native plant salvage, clear and grub, utility relocations, and temporary asphalt
- June to October 2017: Construct box culverts and storm drain north half
- Mid August - November 2017: install curb gutter, sidewalks, pave and landscape north half
- Mid November 2017: switch traffic to north half
- Mid November - February 2018: Construct box culverts and storm drain south half
- December 2017 - March 2018: install curb gutter, sidewalks, pave and landscape south half, final pave both halves, landscape, and complete road
"Deer Valley Road Phasing Schedule" 
Sky Crossing and Haydon truly appreciate the community's patience and understanding as it strives to deliver needed infrastructure to the area in an expedient, safe, and minimally disruptive manner. We are committed to providing frequent updates on our progress and look forward to working with the community to address questions and resolve concerns as they arise.

Terrance Smith, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM
Desert Ridge Community Association
Community General Manager
5415 E. High Street, Suite #220 | Phoenix, AZ 85054
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