Skip to main content

City waterline project affects Tempe campus beginning in April

Street trench and truck, road construction
March 26, 2013

Beginning April 8, 2013, the City of Tempe will start construction for the ASU Metering and Rural Road Waterline Project. The project will include installing waterline equipment at designated sites around the perimeter of the ASU Tempe campus. Construction work will run along University Drive and Apache Boulevard from Rural Road to Mill Avenue, and along Rural Road and Mill Avenue from Apache Boulevard to University Drive.

The first phase of construction will restrict University Drive between College and McAllister avenues to one lane in each direction, 24 hours daily, from April 8 to May 13. As a result of this phase:

  • Left turns will be restricted in the area
  • Pedestrian access across University Drive will be maintained
  • Significant delays are likely

Also part of this project is the installation of a 16” water pipeline in Rural Road, from just south of Apache Drive to University Drive. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in mid-May, following ASU’s spring commencement exercises. Waterline installation will begin in Rural Road at University Drive and progress in a southerly direction toward Apache Boulevard.

Traffic will be restricted during all phases of construction; however, roads will remain open for travel and access to businesses will be maintained. Tempe campus commuters are encouraged to plan their travel time accordingly. The project is estimated to be complete in October 2013. 

For questions and for ongoing construction information, contact the city’s project hotline at 480.898.4110.