Roadway Improvements: Florence Blvd/Trekell Rd & Florence Blvd/ Arizola Rd intersections and Trekell Rd (Florence Blvd – Doan St)
Rick Engineering has completed preliminary plans for both projects. We value your opinion and are hosting an open house to share the plans with you, answer questions and gather any comments/concerns you may have. The meeting is Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) to 3:00 pm at Central Arizona College – Casa Grande Center 1015 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ 85122 (Classroom B101).
The City of Casa Grande plans to widen two intersections along Florence Blvd; one at Trekell Rd and one at Arizola Rd. The goal of this project is to reduce wait times at these intersections as well as increase safety. Changes at these two intersections include adding dual left- turn lanes, and exclusive right turn lanes.
The City is also planning improvements on Trekell Rd from Florence Blvd to Doan St. Currently; it is a four-lane two-way section (no center turning lane). Vehicles needing to make a left turn must stop in the travel lane and hold up any traffic that is behind them. This segment does not have dedicated road space for bicyclists. The improved design will provide a dedicated lane for bicyclist in each direction, one vehicle lane in each direction and a dedicated two-way-left-turning-lane. This concept has been shown to reduce speeds, provide a comfortable location for a cyclist to ride away from traffic or pedestrians and make crossing the roadway by pedestrians easier. These type of improvements increase overall safety (47% crash reduction).
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach me at MLakovich@rickengineering.com or call the office at (620) 957-3350 or the reach me on my cell at 602-803-1237. We Look forward to seeing and speaking with you at the public meeting.