It was a pleasure working with the DCS Contracting team on the Queen Creek Road Improvements project. This project included all components required to widen Queen Creek to minor arterial standards from Val Vista Road to 164th Street while maintaining two lanes of traffic through the area.
Throughout the project DCS demonstrated the ability to react to changing conditions and complete the project or phase in a timely manner. On one occasion your Superintendent (Eleuterio Maldinado) pushed crews on a Friday afternoon and managed to backfill multiple utility lines patch the trench crossings with Asphalt and move barricades so that Perry High School and Weinberg Elementary school parents, students and staff could get to the campus easier Monday morning. This was a week earlier than forecasted.
On another occasion DCS encountered ground water that was preventing them from reaching appropriate compaction at Gold Strike Road. DCS came up with the solution of adding an additional layer of asphalt in the subsurface area and additional ABC to support the road. Gold Strike opened as scheduled.
Queen Creek Rd. is considered a very successful project due to the efforts of DCS personnel, including but not limited to Marty Byrne, Brandon Byrne, and Eleuterio Maldinado. Your team made considerable efforts to work with the designer, Gilbert’s water, wastewater, traffic signal and streets departments, the homeowners, the PM/CM, Century Link and SRP making this project a success.