Ellsworth and Queen Creek Improvements Nearing Completion
Motorists now have three lanes of travel in each direction on Ellsworth Road throughout Queen Creek
The improvements to Ellsworth Road, from Walnut to Germann, will be complete by the end of the month.
“We know road construction is inconvenient, but it was necessary to get Ellsworth Road to three lanes in each direction – a key element of the project,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney. “Another major aspect is the Ellsworth and Queen Creek intersection. Softening the curve will help the flow of traffic and increase safety.”
Additional elements of the project include drainage, irrigation and waterline improvements, sidewalk, landscaping, and traffic signal improvements. The project also coordinated the Town’s improvements with several development related projects along Ellsworth Road, reducing the amount of traffic control.
T.Y. Lin completed the design for the Ellsworth Road improvements, with Hunter Contracting completing the construction.
Infrastructure improvements continue to be a top priority, with $240 million dedicated to infrastructure in the fiscal year 2019/2020 budget, with $122 million specifically earmarked for road improvements. Upcoming projects include widening Rittenhouse Road, including the bridge at the Queen Creek Wash, widening Chandler Heights and improvements to the Queen Creek and Signal Butte intersection.
Investing in Queen Creek creates a stronger community. For more information about the Town’s capital improvement program visit QueenCreek.org/BetterRoadsAhead. To receive weekly traffic alerts, sign up for eNotifications on the Town’s website. To stay updated on news and events follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TownofQC.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer