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2021 Road Work and Reconstruction
Posted on May 21, 2021 by Las Sendas Community Association
 
In the next several months, various Las Sendas enclaves will be affected by road work and/or reconstruction. Some enclave roads will have cracks filled and other minor repairs with no anticipated road closures, while others will see road closures due to asphalt reconstruction or seal coating. If your neighborhood will be affected by road closures, you will receive an email a week or two before road work begins.
 
 
Click on your enclave name below to view road closure maps:
 
Reconstruction (R&R) - June & July
Seal Coat - September & October
* Other streets in Grayfox and Hidden Canyon are scheduled for seal coat later this year. We will send notices closer to those dates with more information.
 
 
During any and all road work, please watch out for construction workers and drive around any cones or signage related to this road work. Additionally, any loud noise will be temporary. Below you'll find a brief explanation of each step of the road reconstruction process as well as several frequently asked questions pertaining to road reconstruction and closure.
 
 
UTILITY ADJUSTMENTS
During utility adjustment dates, Pinnacle Paving's sub-contractor, On It Construction, will dig around the existing utilities in the streets, primarily sewer and water man-holes. After digging up the pavement and removing the man-holes, a metal plate will be laid down and covered with dirt and aggregate.
 
The impact of this work on residents should be minimal, though it can be loud. You and your guests can still drive around the areas being worked on, and if a road is blocked by equipment, the contractor will quickly move it out of the way to let you pass. These dirt areas will remain exposed until the roads are paved.
 
 
MILLING
During the milling process, Pinnacle Paving will have large equipment and trucks on the roads. The milling contractor will let people around and in and out of driveways at all times; however, a short delay should be expected when you encounter the milling machine. Milling will remove the existing asphalt, leaving only the sub-terrain material underneath.
 
Although unsightly, you will be able to drive over the roads until the day your road is paved. Please refer to the map for the exact day your road is scheduled to be paved.
 
PAVING
Streets will be closed on paving day, from about 7:00 am on the first date of construction through about 7:00 am the morning after the last date of construction.
 
During this brief time of road closure:
  • You will not be able to have any landscape or other routine maintenance services.
  • You must turn off your front yard irrigation during road maintenance on your street.
  • You will be accountable for all damage to your vehicles and the work product if you drive around road closures or move any traffic control materials.
  • Your safety and that of the workers are of the utmost importance. Please observe and obey all traffic control devices. Never remove traffic control materials.
 
FINAL UTILITY ADJUSTMENTS
After the roads are paved, the subcontractor will return to reinstall the utility manhole covers and pour cement collars around them. The roads will be open, but drivers should still observe and obey traffic control devices.
 
Please review the frequently asked question below for more details and information, especially if your driveway is adjacent to a closed road. 
 
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this brief time of enhancement.
 
ADDITIONAL WORK BY THE CITY OF MESA
Talis (contractor) has been contracted by the City of Mesa to make repairs to existing sewer manholes and construct additional sewer line improvements in the intersection of Red Mountain and Redberry Roads. Construction is anticipated to begin Monday, July 26th, 2021, and will be completed by August 13th, 2021. Click here to see the map. In case of inclement weather or equipment failure, scheduling may be delayed.

If you have any questions or concerns about this work specifically, please contact the Talis Project Hotline at 480-532-5588 or Michele Arrollado with the City of Mesa Engineering Public Relations Department at (480) 644-3800.
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
1. What if I need to use my vehicle? Where can I park my vehicle?
 
If you need to use your vehicle during the short period of road closure, please plan ahead by parking your vehicle outside of the area that is designated as closed. You may park your vehicle on Ridgecrest, Eagle Crest, or Mountain Ridge.
 
2. What if I have landscapers, contractors, or guests scheduled to visit?
 
You will not be able to have any landscape or other routine maintenance services. Please reschedule these services and notify your guests of the road closure.
 
3. What about my trash and recycle bins?
 
Trash and recycling bins will be picked up on regularly scheduled collection days before 7:00 am on the dates of your road closures. Please place your trash bins out the night before to ensure that you are not missed.
 
4. What if I have scheduled deliveries?
 
You will not be able to receive deliveries from FedEx, UPS, Amazon, or other carriers on the dates of road closure — please reschedule deliveries with your carrier.
 
5. What if there is an emergency?
 
Only official construction and emergency vehicles will be allowed to drive through the construction area or on a wet seal. As always, resident health and safety is always the top priority at Las Sendas.
 
6. What if there is bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances?
 
In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that would require your enclave's road work and closures to be rescheduled, we will do our best to notify you via email.
 
7. So what is actually happening to these roads?
 
The roads identified in the reconstruction map will be milled, meaning that the asphalt surface will be removed. Then, it will be cleaned up, graded, and repaved, and you'll have shiny new roads! Check out the Las Sendas resident-submitted video of the process.
 
Still have questions? Feel free to give us a call anytime on weekdays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, at 480-357-8780.
 
Updated May 24, 2021.
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