The Town of Queen Creek will be closing Ellsworth Road, north of Ocotillo Road from Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. to Monday, March 20 at 5 a.m.

The closure is part of the Ocotillo Road improvements from Ellsworth Loop to Heritage Loop.

There will be no access to Ocotillo Road from the north at Ellsworth Road during the closures; Ocotillo Road will remain open. The closure will allow for the removal of asphalt and paving the base. Completing the section with a full closure instead of a flagging operation increases efficiency, safety and stability. 

The Ocotillo Road improvements include expanding Ocotillo Road from two to four lanes with a center turn lane, adding curb, gutter, landscaping, bike lanes and sidewalks. New traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of Ellsworth and Ocotillo roads, and Heritage Loop and Ocotillo roads.

The project also includes converting the overhead electric to underground on Ocotillo Road, and construction of a parklet on the northwest corner of Ocotillo and Ellsworth roads.

The project is anticipated to be complete summer 2017.