Continuous Roadwork Ironwood Drive Safety Improvement Project

Continuous Roadwork Ironwood Drive Safety Improvement Project
Continuous Roadwork Ironwood Drive Safety Improvement Project

Road work continues on Ironwood Drive as safety improvements are being constructed on this major arterial. The construction zone is Germann Road on the south to Eliot Road to the north.

This project is widening the road shoulders and placing safety cables in the medians. It is also adding paved left turn lanes and extending existing storm drain structures for driver's safety.

The current phase of work will mainly consist of hauling dirt.

Southbound outside lane restrictions will continue through the duration of the project. The project is slated to be complete in six months, likely the middle of January 2018. The speed limit will stay posted at 40 mph through the work zone throughout the duration of the project as well.

Be aware of all traffic signage and work crews. Plan for extra travel time as shoulder work may cause delays. Use possible alternative routes if necessary to improve your daily commute. Below is an example of a possible alternative route. Motorists may find other routes more effective.

  • One route for southbound drivers would be to take State Route 202 southbound until State Route 24. Take the 24 to southbound Ellsworth Road. Turn east on Queen Creek Road (which turns into Pima Road) to get to Ironwood Drive.
  • Northbound traffic can take Pima Road/Queen Creek Road west to northbound Ellsworth Road. From there take State Route 24 west to State Route 202 North.

Access to existing State Land Lease access locations shall be maintained open at all times with appropriate advance warning signs and visibility.

We appreciate your continued patience as we make these necessary improvements to this major arterial connecting the areas of Apache Junction, San Tan Valley, and Queen Creek.

Suggested alternate route listed below.

The main components of the project are: earthwork (moving soil) to flatten slopes, widen shoulders, construct paved left turn lanes, adjust utilities, and install cable median barrier.