Meridian Road, from Queen Creek to Germann roads, is now open, providing an additional north-south corridor through Queen Creek.
“The completion of this one-mile stretch is significant as it now connects Meridian Road from Combs Road all the way to the State Route 24,” Queen Creek Vice Mayor Jeff Brown said. “We are committed to better roads ahead and this new roadway is an important step in that effort. We appreciate the continued partnership with Pinal County on these regional projects.”
The project, which began construction in early 2022, includes a new two-lane roadway that extends the recently completed portion of roadway from the State Route (SR) 24 to Germann Road. Both new sections of Meridian were joint projects with Pinal County.
“Projects like this are what it’s all about, working collectively to meet the needs of our residents,” Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman said. “This was a large undertaking, and would not have been possible without the tremendous effort put forth by staff at both the town and Pinal County. We also truly appreciate the support of former Mayor Barney and all other Town Council members in seeing this through. This roadway will contribute a great deal to enhancing the quality of life for our residents and the future of this area. Thank you again to everyone involved.”
Meridian Road connects Queen Creek with both Pinal and Maricopa counties, and the recently completed SR 24. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) extended the SR 24 from Ellsworth to Ironwood roads with exits at Williams Field, Meridian, and Ironwood roads. An additional exit will be available in 2023 with the completion of Signal Butte Road, a City of Mesa project.
Meridian Road will ultimately be two lanes in each direction. The remaining widening will occur as private development completes their respective construction.
While the new portion of Meridian Road is now open, there will be future construction activity at the intersection of Meridian and Queen Creek roads to accommodate Queen Creek Irrigation District work. Once that work is complete, the permanent traffic signal will be installed.
Additional Queen Creek roadway projects
The Ocotillo Road improvements from Signal Butte to Ironwood roads are substantially complete. There are restrictions in certain areas as landscaping is completed. For more information, visit the project website.
Improvements to Queen Creek Road from Ellsworth to Crismon roads are also underway. A closure of Crismon Road just south of Queen Creek Road is slated for Dec. 10-19 for paving operations and staging culvert construction. Visit the project website for updates.
The town is just over halfway through the 10-year infrastructure improvement plan. Since 2016, the following major roadway improvements have been completed:
· Rittenhouse - Sossaman to Queen Creek Marketplace.
· Sossaman and Chandler Heights intersection improvements.
· Ocotillo - Power to Recker.
· Ocotillo - Rittenhouse to 218th Place.
· Ocotillo - Heritage Loop to Ellsworth Loop.
· Ellsworth - Ocotillo to Rittenhouse.
· Ellsworth - Queen Creek to Germann.
· Crismon - Queen Creek to Germann.
· Power - Ocotillo to Brooks Farm.
· Riggs - Power to Meridian.
· Meridian - Cherrywood to Combs.
· Germann - Meridian to Ironwood.
· Rittenhouse – 213th to Riggs.
· Signal Butte and Queen Creek roads.
· Chandler Heights and Power roads.
As roadway improvements continue, the town asks motorists to slow down, allow extra time for travel and be courteous of motorists and work crews. For more information about the town’s capital improvement program, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov/BetterRoadsAhead.