Those driving from State Route 89A on Brewer Road will see something unfamiliar for the next several months — a stop sign.
Construction of the Brewer Road crossing capital improvement project is underway. The work is significant and includes drainage improvements and utility relocations. During construction, motorists should be aware of traffic control changes at the intersection of Brewer and Ranger roads.
While the work continues — through approximately mid-June 2018 — all traffic must stop before proceeding through the Brewer-Ranger intersection. Once construction is finished, the only stop sign at the intersection will be for traffic headed northbound on Brewer Road.
“This project is the last piece of the puzzle, so to speak, for the Soldier Wash drainage improvements that have been made over the past few years,” Associate Engineer David Peck said. “It will allow drainage capacity for the 25-year storm runoff event to cross under Brewer Road and into the new Soldier Wash channel improvements — some of which are complete, and some of which are currently under construction.”
As for the benefit, Peck added, “This new Brewer Road crossing will essentially double the existing culvert capacity to 2,200 cubic feet per second. The benefit will be vastly reduced flooding potential in the area near and downstream of Brewer Road, along Soldier Wash.”
According to the city’s website, this project involves the removal of an existing corrugated metal arch culvert and its replacement with a reinforced concrete box culvert. The project will include channel improvements for approximately 75 feet downstream to tie into the upstream extent of the Brewer Road/Tlaquepaque Drainage Improvements.
Brewer Road/Ranger Road surface improvements and intersection alignment improvements will be made in the vicinity of the crossing, as well. The design work for this project was budgeted in fiscal year 2017 and completed in June 2017.