Surprise details projects on CIP wishlist

By Jason Stone | YourValley

The city of Surprise needs a new fire station and community pool.

It needs road improvements, more traffic signals and specialty facilities like a police substation.

All that’s stopping the city from fulfilling its entire wish list is funding, like all projects.

City officials and the City Council last year agreed on a CIP priority list, featuring 25 items, such as improvements to Cactus Road from Cotton Lane to Reems Road, the creation of Fire Station 309, along with a community pool, plus new traffic signals across the city.

In total, the projects are estimated to cost $267 million, money the city doesn’t just have sitting around.

City Finance Director Andrea Davis told the City Council on May 2 a general obligation bond, like the ones Surprise voters passed in 2017, would be needed to fund them all.

A police substation, new signals and other items such as Bell Road landscape and street lighting improvements and work on 163rd Avenue from Grand Avenue to Happy Valley Road are already funded. But items not in design or scheduled for construction this or next year include a 50-acre park, other citywide park improvements, a City Center parking garage and a ladder truck for Fire Station 304.


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