Northsight Boulevard Extension Project
The first phase of construction on the Northsight Extension Project began the week of February 4. The initial work will include APS utility relocation and 24-inch waterline construction starting at the intersection of Hayden and Northsight, then proceeding north on Northsight.
The majority waterline work will be during daytime hours, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The majority of the APS utility work will occur at night, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Periodic weekend work will be necessary. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.
The remaining roadway construction work, including the roundabout, the reconstruction of Northsight from Hayden to Frank Lloyd Wright and the traffic signal at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, is planned to begin in the Spring of 2013. Future updates will provide detailed schedule for that work.
Construction work is anticipated to start early December 2012 and be completed in December 2013. The first phase of construction will take place on Northsight Boulevard. Work will include utility relocations, the installation of a new 24-inch waterline, and the construction of the northern portion of Northsight Boulevard near Frank Lloyd Wright including the traffic signal at that intersection.
The City of Scottsdale’s Northsight Boulevard Extension Project is currently in design and includes extending Northsight Boulevard as a public street from Hayden Road to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.
This project is planned to help relieve one of the most congested intersections in Scottsdale – Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard – by providing travelers an effiecent option to bypass the busy intersection. The project is one component of Scottsdale’s Airpark Area Circulation Study which seeks to improve mobiility in and around the Airpark.
The project will include construction of a modern, multi-lane roundabout at the Northsight Boulevard/Hayden Road intersection and the signalization of the Northsight and Frank Lloyd Wright intersection.
Why a roundabout? Compared to other options, the roundabout improves safety, increases capacity, reduces delay, creates less disruption to existing buildings and businesses and is more sustainable.