Improvements to Ellsworth Road Continue
The improvements to Ellsworth Road from Walnut to Germann continue with several upcoming restrictions:
Nighttime work on Ellsworth:
Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek to Fulton, will be restricted to one lane in each direction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning 10/15. The work area will be plated each day to allow two lanes of travel during peak hours.
Utility Work on Queen Creek Road:
Restrictions will be in place on Queen Creek Road for water and sewer line work. One lane of travel will be maintained in each direction, with work anticipated to begin Oct. 22.
Traffic Signal Change on Ellsworth
The first traffic signal change as part of the project was successfully completed last week at Fulton Parkway. Traffic signals will also be changed at Walnut, Queen Creek and Germann over the next several weeks. During the signal change, law enforcement personnel will be controlling the intersection; work will take place during non-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Speed Reduction on Ellsworth Road:
Restrictions have been occurring during off-peak hours to minimize the impact on motorists. The next phase of work, scheduled to begin in early November, requires lane shifts that will take place 24 hours a day. To help increase worker safety, the speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 35 miles per hour. Two lanes of travel will continue to be maintained in each direction during peak hours.
The anticipated schedule is provided weather permitting. Message boards in the work area will provide the most up-to-date information. To receive weekly traffic alerts, sign up for eNotifications on the Town’s website.
Please allow extra time for travel during construction and use alternate routes when possible.
The improvements to Ellsworth Road will help improve the flow of traffic with three lanes in each direction and softening the curve at Queen Creek Road. The project coordinates the Town’s improvements with four development related projects along Ellsworth Road. The project is anticipated to be complete in early 2019.
Investing in Queen Creek creates a stronger community. For more information about the Town’s capital improvement program visit QueenCreek.org/BetterRoadsAhead. To stay updated on news and events follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TOQC_official.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer