The Town of Queen Creek broke ground on three roadway connectors in the Downtown Core this week.
Aldecoa Drive and Munoz Street will both connect from Ellsworth Road to Ellsworth Loop, and Summers Place will connect from Aldecoa to Munoz.
“These connectors are an important step in implementing the Town Center Plan, with a vision to create a vibrant and walkable district in the heart of Town Center that complements the heritage of the community and provides a range of venues,” said Queen Creek Mayor-elect Julia Wheatley. “As a council, we know the importance of investing in infrastructure to spur quality development that will not only provide more options for our residents when it comes to shopping and dining, but also more revenues to support programs like public safety, parks and recreation."
The Town Center Plan Update was approved in 2017, followed by the creation of a new Downtown Core zoning district in 2018.
The new roadways, being constructed by Nesbitt, will include one lane in each direction with on-street parking, off-street bicycle paths and walkways, crosswalks and landscaping. It will also include utility work including water, sewer, storm water and drainage improvements.
The project is anticipated to be complete in early 2024. During construction, Ellsworth Loop and Ellsworth Road will remain open for travel with periodic shifts away from the work zones. In mid-January, restrictions will begin on Ellsworth Loop and are anticipated to last several weeks.
Work continues on several additional roadway improvements projects including Queen Creek Road from Ellsworth to Crismon roads, and Ocotillo Road from Ironwood to Signal Butte roads, which is nearly complete.
In conjunction with Pinal County, the town recently opened Meridian Road from Queen Creek Road north to the State Route 24, Signal Butte Road north of Germann Road, in conjunction with the City of Mesa.
For updates on projects under construction or in design, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov/BetterRoadsAhead.
As roadway improvements continue, the town asks motorists to slow down, allow extra time for travel and be courteous of other drivers and work crews. To receive weekly traffic alerts, sign up for eNotifications on the town’s website.