Bellemont Access and Safety Improvements Project (2020-2021)

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Bellemont Access & Safety Improvements Project

What’s New...Phase 2 Culvert Installation Project

November 21, 2020Installation of the fifth and final corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culvert under Shadow Mountain Drive was finished this week. This portion of the roundabout project is now substantially complete, and crews are in the process of demobilizing. Remaining CMP work, including the installation of catch basins for the 24-inch pipe, will resume next spring when construction of the roundabout begins for Phase B of the Bellemont Access & Safety Improvement Project.

  • Status: Substantial Completion
  • Start: October 19 2020
  • Substantial Completion: November 19 2020
  • Project Engineer: Burgess & Niple, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: Banicki Construction

Public Works’ contractor has installed five corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts under Shadow Mountain Drive. This project, which was a prerequisite for Phase B of the upcoming Bellemont Access & Safety Improvements Project, was conducted this fall to provide a head start for Phase B of the Bellemont Access & Safety Improvements Project next spring. 

Earlier this year bedrock was encountered in the area near Shadow Mountain Drive by utility companies doing relocation work. Removal of the bedrock delayed completion of this utility relocation work, the result of which was a major factor in the decision to move the start date for Phase B from summer 2020 to spring 2021. Installing culverts this fall has helped to ensure that Phase B starts on time next spring as soon weather permits.

Project Overview

The Bellemont Access and Safety Improvements Project will address traffic flow and safety issues at the intersection of Hughes Avenue, Shadow Mountain Drive and Brannigan Park Road in Bellemont. The project, which ties into Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) right of way, is being be built in two phases: 

Phase A

Phase A of the project included a four-foot shoulder widening of Shadow Mountain Drive to install multimodal lanes between Alpine Road and Pegasus Drive.

  • Status: Completed
  • Start: May 18, 2020
  • Completion: July 27 2020
  • Project Engineer: Burgess & Niple, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: Banicki Construction
  • Project Cost: $555,577

Phase B

Phase B, which is scheduled to start in Spring 2021 and be completed in Fall 2021, will include the construction of a roundabout and development of an alternative business access to improve traffic circulation for trucks, businesses, travelers and residents.

  • Status: Approved
  • Est. Start: Spring 2021
  • Est. Completion: Fall 2021
  • Project Engineer: Burgess & Niple, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: Banicki Construction
  • Est. Project Cost: $3,200,000

Groundbreaking for Phase B, which had been scheduled to start this summer, was pushed to next spring due to unforeseen delays in utility relocation being conducted by utilities. Although Phase B could have started this fall, the contractor would only be able to complete the first half of the roundabout before having to shut down for the winter season. Rather than have Bellemont residents and visitors drive through an inactive construction zone during a three- to four-month winter shutdown, the County has instead opted to move the entire project into calendar year 2021.

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Project Overview

  • Status: Completed
  • Construction Start: April 22, 2020
  • Completion: May 8 2020
  • Project Contractor: Banicki Construction