Businesses along Fry Boulevard are open as usual during construction! Please consider stopping by your favorite local businesses to support them while this project is underway. Construction of the Fry Boulevard and Garden Avenue Improvement Project (Phase One) began Monday, July 19, and is expected to wrap up by late December, 2021, or early January, 2022. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the project. However, left hand turns from Fry Boulevard will be closed and traffic will be limited to right-in and right-out access until new curb is installed.
KE&G began conducting surveying work ton July 20 and that will continue until about the first week of August. Curb and sidewalk demolition began July 21 and will continue through the first week of August. Asphalt milling is expected to begin on July 28.
Fry Boulevard and Garden Avenue Improvement Project
The City of Sierra Vista is working on a long envisioned project--creating a downtown environment!
A section of West Fry Boulevard and North Garden Avenue has been redesigned using a "complete streets" approach that builds a road that meets the needs of motorized vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike. A complete street also incorporates public-friendly amenities (like benches, gathering areas, and lighting) that will enhance the business district.
Now construction is getting underway on Phase One of the Fry Boulevard and Garden Avenue Improvement Project. This moves forward the redevelopment vision for a town center--a top desire of local residents that was expressed during "Dream Your City," becoming the foundation for part of the Vista 2030: General Plan.
Phase One of the project brings major changes to the commercial corridor along Fry Boulevard between North Garden Avenue and Carmichael Avenue, and along North Garden Avenue between Fry Boulevard and Whitton Street. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the project. Residents are encouraged to continue patronizing businesses in the project area throughout construction. Commuters traveling through the area should expect some delays and are advised to use an alternate route when possible.
Please see the "Construction Updates" section on this page for the latest news about the project and refer to the "FAQ" if you'd like to see answers to common questions or ask a new one!
Public Input and Project Development
Input from the public is been a key part of this project!
Public input was gathered during two public meetings, one on November 13, 2019, and one on March 4, 2020. Public input from these meetings was used to help shape the design concept. The final design combined some of the most-desired elements from the Parkway and Boardwalk concepts based on the public's input. Construction begins July 19, 2021, with the first phase affecting Fry Boulevard between North Garden Avenue and South Carmichael Avenue. Phase one of the project is expected to complete construction in late December, 2021, or early January, 2022.