Deer Valley Road: 91st to 83rd Avenues

Street Widening and Drainage Improvements | Peoria, AZ


This project is a Design Concept Report (DCR) to recommend the most feasible alternative for roadway and drainage improvements to Deer Valley Road between 83rd and 91st Avenues, including intersection improvements at 83rd Avenue. The City of Peoria widened Deer Valley Road to accommodate two lanes in each direction with a continuous two-way left-turn lane. The two alternatives evaluated were to provide either bike lanes or a 10-foot-wide multi-use path, with the option of a frontage road added between 87th and 91st Avenues. The drainage analysis associated with this DCR required extensive research and developing alternatives to address and resolve the off-site flow concerns along the corridor.

The study included focus group meetings as well as one formal public meeting. Coordination with MCDOT was an integral part of the study due to their funding participation, provided largely because the north half of the roadway R/W and fronting parcels are in the unincorporated area of the county.

Upon completion of the DCR, the City extended Premier’s contract to complete the final construction documents in two packages separating the Deer Valley Road improvements from the 83rd Avenue and Deer Valley Road intersection improvements.

It was extremely rewarding to see the efforts Premier took in studying, planning and designing payoff when the new improvements worked as expected.