Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Reconstruction Will Begin on Thornton Road from I-8 to SR 84

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Pinal County Department of Public Works is announcing that reconstruction will begin on or about Monday, August 18th on Thornton Road between Interstate 8 and State Route 84.


Public Works officials expect at least one lane in each direction will remain open to through traffic on this three and one half mile segment of Thornton Road.  Public Works anticipates that construction will be completed in November, weather permitting.


"Partnership makes this project possible," said Chairman David Snider.  "I am pleased that we were able to work with the City of Casa Grande on an intergovernmental agreement that will allow the project to go forward – now, instead of in 2010 when money from Central Arizona Association of Governments becomes available.  CAAG is providing some funding for the project in its 2010 funding cycle with other funds coming from the Pinal County Transportation Excise Tax to pay for this project."


Grey Mountain Construction, LLC, a private construction contractor, was recently awarded a contract to complete this reconstruction work.  The purpose of the project is to remove and replace existing asphalt and concrete keeping the same lane configuration that currently exists.


The construction project will be managed, administered and inspected by Pinal County personnel.


To keep current on roadway conditions including road closures within Pinal County, please call Pinal County Road Information Line at (520) 866-6078 or visit the Public Works website at: http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/PublicWorks/Pages/NewsReleases.aspx.