As the weather cools off, Parker is building, with many public works and construction projects getting started, underway or completed for improvements to infrastructure and services in the area.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is the latest to announce the start of a new project: a sidewalk improvement plan on nearly a mile of sidewalk between Kofa Avenue near the bridge and 7th Street in the town of Parker. Crews are scheduled to begin work Monday on the south side of California Avenue.
According to the ADOT website, the work includes:
- New and improved sidewalks, curbs and gutters
- Pedestrian rest area featuring park benches and trash receptacles near the intersection of Second Street and California Avenue
- Landscaping enhancements
- Drainage and irrigation improvements
- New pavement markings
Crews will work weekdays from 6am to 6pm. One lane restrictions on southbound SR 95 Spur will be in place during work hours. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2016 with work lasting around 3 months.
This is the latest in a number of public works and construction projects in the area, including the ongoing construction of a new turn lane and other enhancements at Highway 95 and Cienega Springs Road (Desert Bar road), new surfacing last week on Joshua Avenue in Downtown Parker, new surfaces and drainage on Geronimo and Fiesta Avenues, an entirely new asphalt surface in the Safeway Plaza and an improved state Port of Entry. A new concession stand has also been built at Aaron Hill Field next to Western Park.
On the business side, work continues on CRIT’s new fuel stations on the north and east ends of the town of Parker, and foundation work has now begun on Spanky’s RV & Marine’s new home on Riverside Drive. China Garden’s restaurant is being rebuilt with electrical work underway now. In addition, there are at least two new private housing subdivisions in the early stages north of Parker and many houses in various stages of construction.