Loop 101 in Chandler getting pedestrian bridge

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Chandler residents living near the Loop 101 will soon have an easy way to cross the highway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said Thursday that construction has started on a pedestrian bridge that will be between Ray Road and Chandler Boulevard.

The bridge will be 1,145 feet long and 10 feet wide. It is expected to open this fall.

ADOT will manage construction of the $3.6 million bridge, but once it’s completed the City of Chandler will take care of future maintenance.

No traffic restrictions will be in place during the early phases of construction, but lane restrictions will be needed along the frontage roads as construction advances.

Full freeway closures will be required in the later stages when steel girders are placed above the freeway and the concrete deck is poured.

For more information about freeway projects in the Valley visit www.azdot.gov.