Public Information Officer
In order to improve the efficiency of the canal system, Salt River Project will line with concrete the portion of the canal adjacent to the Western Canal Multi-use Path from Price to Alma School roads Nov. 1 to Feb. 1, in the city of Chandler.
This work must be done during the winter when water demand is lower to minimize the interruption to customers. The work will require both banks of the canal to be occupied by SRP crews and heavy equipment. Work will begin Nov. 1 with the collection and relocation of the White Amur fish that help eliminate aquatic weed growth in the canals. Through the end of January, crews will perform activities such as dredging, hauling, grading and delivery and placement of concrete.
These activities require the closure of the canal banks to the public, including the multi-use path on the south side of the canal between Price and Alma School roads for safety purposes. The path portions in Tempe will remain open, while the Chandler facilities will be closed.
A suggested alternative route when heading eastbound on the path from Tempe is to use Country Club Way to Guadalupe Road.
For more information, visit www.srp.net