The Town of Queen Creek is currently designing and constructing improvements to various areas of Queen Creek for its residents. Improvements include those described on this page.
Queen Creek Transportation Master Plan
The Town of Queen Creek hosted an open house in February 2016 to share information with the community about existing transportation conditions and seek resident input on future transportation needs. The event took place at Queen Creek Town Hall, in the Founders Room, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. The Town is in the early stages of developing a Transportation Master Plan, and resident input is crucial to the success of the plan. Attendees had the opportunity to help shape Queen Creek’s future as it relates to transportation, providing information regarding vehicular travel, bicycle facilities, pedestrian facilities, and public transit. The open house format allows residents to come and go as they please during the hour and a half timeframe. If you were unable to attend, please take a brief survey regarding transportation in Queen Creek by clicking this link. Thank you for your time!
The Town of Queen Creek’s Pavement Preservation will resume in March 2016 for the remaining residential streets that were scheduled in the fall of 2015 but were not completed.
- Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th:
- Microseal of Chandler Heights Road, from Power Road to Hawes Road; and microseal of Sossaman Road, from Ocotillo Road to Riggs Road.
- Friday, May 6th and Monday, May 9th through Tuesday, May 10th:
- Microseal of Power Road, from south of Chandler Heights Road to Riggs Road; and Hawes Road, from Chandler Heights Road to north of Riggs Road.
- Wednesday, May 11th through Saturday, May 14th:
- Microseal of Queen Creek Road, from Power Road to Hawes Road.
Beginning in early May, contractor crews will be resurfacing arterial streets in Queen Creek.
Roads should remain open for travel; however, lane restrictions will be in place during the resurfacing activity. Click on heading for Map of affected areas.
Roads scheduled for resurfacing include:
- Queen Creek Road, from Power to Hawes
- Chandler Heights Road, from Power to Hawes
- Sossaman Road, from Ocotillo to Riggs
- Power Road, for 3/4 -mile south of Bashas
- Hawes Road, for 1/2 -mile south of Chandler Heights
This project is currently in detailed design and will include reconstruction of the intersection at Ocotillo Road and Ellsworth Road, a new traffic signal at the intersection of Ocotillo Road and Heritage Loop Road, widening the road to four lanes with a center turn lane, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
Construction has begun to widen Rittenhouse Road from the existing two lanes to a five lane major arterial roadway. Improvements will also include street lights, bike lanes, sidewalk and landscaping. A public meeting was held on September 11, 2013 for the project.
Improvements are currently being designed for Ocotillo Road, from Power Road to Recker Road, and will consist of a new two lane roadway in this area. Work currently taking place in this area is not related to this project, but part of the private development off-site improvement requirements.
The Town of Queen Creek has completed design of the Queen Creek Wash Multi-Use Path, a federally funded project, which will provide an improved multi-use path along the Queen Creek Wash, from Desert Mountain Park to the Chandler Heights Road alignment, a critical link in the Town’s trail system. A public meeting was held March 6, 2014 to provide information to interested residents and property owners related to the project.
Chandler Heights Road/Sossaman Road Improvements Project:
The Town of Queen Creek has contracted with MR Tanner to construct improvements to the Chandler Heights Road/Sossaman Road intersection to provide for safer, more efficient vehicular and pedestrian travel in this area. These improvements are necessary to provide for safer, more efficient travel in this area.
- Scheduled for next week, paving crews will microseal Chandler Heights Road, from Power Road to Hawes Road; and also Sossaman Road, from Ocotillo Road to Riggs Road. As this application crosses any side streets or driveways, there may be brief periods where access will be restricted to provide appropriate time for curing of the microseal before vehicles travel over it. Law enforcement or a flagging/pilot car operation will be in place to assist in managing traffic during the microseal activity. Please allow extra time for travel during this process, and thank you for your continued patience.
- Scheduled to begin the week of May 9th, crews will work on installing traffic signal components at the intersection, which is scheduled to take approximately two weeks to complete.
- Once signal installation is completed, paving of the surface course (top layer) of asphalt on the newly constructed road sections will take place, followed by any adjustment of manholes or valves and striping of the roadway. Chandler Heights Road and Sossaman Road will remain open for travel during the paving activity; however, a flagging operation will be in place when necessary to manage traffic through the area. Thank you for patience during this activity!
Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Intersection
Improvements to the Ellsworth Road/Queen Creek Road Intersection, which will include improvements to Ellsworth Road at the north connector, will improve the transition from the Ellsworth Loop to Ellsworth Road at the Queen Creek Road intersection. The project is currently being designed, and construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2016. Click here for project rendering from the August open house.
Ellsworth Road – Germann Road to Ryan Road:
- Scheduled to take place this week, crews are installing fence on the west side of Ellsworth Road, from Germann Road to Superstition Drive, and removing temporary fence where appropriate.
- Crews are continuing work preparing the subsurface of the future roadway for paving on the west side of Ellsworth Road. Scheduled for this Friday, April 29th, paving crews are scheduled to pave the base course (bottom layer) of asphalt on the west side of Ellsworth Road in the project area. Once completed, crews will place temporary striping for the southbound lanes.
- Scheduled to take place Saturday, April 30th, southbound traffic will be shifted to the west side of Ellsworth Road, on the new asphalt pavement, so that work can begin in the middle of Ellsworth Road to construct median islands.
- Scheduled to begin the week of May 2nd, crews will remove asphalt pavement in the center of Ellsworth Road where median islands will be constructed to install conduit and prepare the area for placement of concrete curb for the median island.
- Landscaping crews continue their work in the project area, as well as installation of signage.
- The speed limit on Ellsworth Road, from Germann to Ryan, is reduced to 30 mph. Southbound Ellsworth travelers will see speed reductions beginning north of Germann Road, and northbound Ellsworth travelers will see speed reductions beginning south of Ryan Road. Please obey posted speed limits and traffic control signage as they are placed for the safety of residents, travelers and construction crews.
Ocotillo Road – Crismon Rd to 218th Place
Improvements to Ocotillo Road, from Crismon Road to 218th Place, are currently being designed. Full improvements include two travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, street lighting, bike lanes, and sidewalk. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2016. Click here for a project rendering from the August open house.
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