Trash and recycling services will be impacted by the holidays for residents in Zone 2 and 3:

  • Residents in Zone 2 will be delayed until Thursday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 2

  • Residents in Zone 3 will be delayed until Friday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Jan. 3

  • Bulk Trash- Residents in Zone 1 will be delayed until Thursday, Jan. 2

Residents will need to have their carts out by 6 a.m. on their scheduled day for service. As a reminder, bulk trash services can be scheduled online at

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Queen Creek Continues to Work Towards Better Roads Ahead with Rittenhouse Road Groundbreaking

Post Date:11/14/2019 7:00 am

From extending Riggs Road to widening Ellsworth Road, the Town of Queen Creek is committed to safe and efficient transportation. Improvements continue with the widening of Rittenhouse Road Riggs Road to 213th Street.

Dirt “This roadway serves as an important arterial, it is one of the major connections to both San Tan Valley and Gilbert,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney at the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 13. “In 2015, we celebrated the widening of the northern portion of this roadway, and today we are excited to celebrate the widening of the southern portion. We know road construction can be inconvenient, but it is necessary to provide better roads ahead. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve transportation.”

The project, anticipated to be complete in early 2021, includes two lanes in each direction, right turn lanes at intersections, bike lanes, intersection upgrades – including realigning the Cloud Road intersection, utility upgrades and widening over the spur crossing north of Riggs Road. The current improvements were designed by Kimley-Horn with construction being completed by DCS Contracting.

Rittenhouse Road

While Rittenhouse Road is being improved, the Town will also be initiating a project to widen the bridge over the Queen Creek Wash. The roadway and bridge are being completed as two projects to increase efficiencies and reducing the impact to motorists while maintaining costs.

The Rittenhouse Road project is just one of the improvements in the Town’s infrastructure improvement plan (IIP). The Town Council approved IIP identifies $195 million in roadway needs, adding 91 new lane miles through 41 projects. Projects within the IIP are prioritized based on safety, traffic volume and availability of alternate routes.

The recently completed Riggs Road extension can be used during construction as an alternate route.

As roadway improvements continue, please slow down, allow extra time for travel and be courteous of motorists and work crews. To receive weekly traffic alerts, sign up for eNotifications on the Town’s website.

Investing in Queen Creek creates a stronger community. For more information about the Town’s capital improvement program visit  To stay updated on news and events follow the Town on and  

Media Contact:

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer


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