The closure is part of the Ocotillo Road improvement project from Ellsworth Loop to Heritage Loop and is needed to remove the existing traffic signals and conduct necessary utility work.
The Ocotillo Road improvement projects includes 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.