News and Updates
Current Status (as of 10/18/21)
Project 1 News
Work along Perl Charles Memorial Trail
Construction of the 66" pipeline along the Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) is ongoing. Please watch for related traffic control measures in the area of 20th Street and Orangewood Avenue.
Myrtle Tunnel, Myrtle Trail and Myrtle Wash
Myrtle Tunnel and Myrtle Trail remain closed, and there is no through access under SR 51 (Piestewa Freeway). The tunnel and trail are scheduled to reopen later this fall.
Construction of the 66" pipeline near Myrtle Wash is currently at 20th Street near Gardenia Avenue, and working toward Orangewood Avenue. (Restoration of the parking lot at Soka Gakkai International is underway.)
Sixty-six-inch pipe is being delivered as needed with staging along the west side of 20th Street between Northview Avenue and Orangewood Avenue, and this stretch of 20th Street is restricted to local traffic only.
Ocotillo Road - South of Glendale Ave
Work inside Granada Park has reached the stage of grading and plant restoration. Work on the 66" pipeline continues north of Granada Park on Ocotillo Road, and traffic on that street is restricted to local-only, one-way westbound travel. This area of construction is estimated to be complete in early 2022. See the project 1 section for more details.
Project 2 News
Work continues on Bell Road from 31st Street to 32nd Street, and minimal traffic controls remain in the area. Related work is underway near the site of the future booster pump station on 31st Street south of Bell Road. The pipeline will continue south on 31st Street to Greenway Road.
Sections of 31st Street are being closed, one by one for approximately two weeks, as construction proceeds. No on-street parking is permitted in the construction area.
Work is currently active at 31st Street and Aire Libre Avenue.
See the project 2 section for more details.
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As part of this project, the city will update and replace existing infrastructure and install new infrastructure needed to serve all customers, no matter where they live or work in the city's service territory. Learn more about why this project is needed.
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