Queen Creek Road Improvements
Chandler, AZ

Project Overview

Vanir provided project and construction management for the City of Chandler. The project involved rebuilding four miles of Queen Creed Road, expanding it from two to three lanes in each direction between McQueen Road and Old Price Road. During the 15-months of construction, the project also included:

  • Paving and striping of new lanes
  • Adding left turn lanes, dedicated right turn lanes and bike lanes
  • Jack and bore under a major business intersection and Union Pacific Railway
  • Reconstruction of existing medians, and construction of new, narrower medians
  • Installing new landscaped divided medians and replacing old median landscaping
  • Progressive use of reclaimed water for irrigation of the median landscaping for entire four miles
  • Traffic signal installations with fiber optic interconnect upgrade
  • New railroad crossing and signals
  • Upgraded pedestrian ramps for ADA compliance
  • 150 new street lights


Communication was Key to Success

Vanir was also responsible for the public relations component of the project, which included maintaining a project Web site; emergency hotline; sending out monthly electronic newsletters to local newspapers, residents and businesses; and hand delivering notices and newsletters during complex construction stages at major intersections.

“The project team was very experienced on all levels of project management. The Vanir team stayed ahead of the construction activities, scheduling issues, cost tracking and allowance utilization. Vanir was proactive with all the members of the project team. This included city staff, the contractors’ staff and field personnel, and outside utilities that affected the project.” Bob Fortier, Construction Project Manager, City of Chandler


“The City of Chandler is very satisfied with Vanir’s services. Attention to detail was outstanding as well as inspection and project management Cost estimating and budget projections were true and accurate. We received a quality product with both their services and the overall project.” Ray Buglion, Principal Engineer, City of Chandler


City of Chandler
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Sunrise Engineering
Engineering & Environmental Consulting
Pulice Construction
January 2009

Last change: 03/10/2011