Drivers urged to use caution when on Combs Road due to increased traffic

During peak hours from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on weekdays, Ocotillo Road or Empire Road can be used as alternate routes to Combs Road, according to a press release issued by the town of Queen Creek. (Map courtesy of town of Queen Creek)

During peak hours from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on weekdays, Ocotillo Road or Empire Road can be used as alternate routes to Combs Road, according to a press release issued by the town of Queen Creek. (Map courtesy of town of Queen Creek)

 

Combs Road from Meridian Road to Gantzel Road is experiencing increased congestion due to construction and the recent opening of the American Leadership Academy Ironwood campuses. During peak hours from 7:15–8:30 a.m. and 2:45–3:45 p.m. on weekdays, Ocotillo Road or Empire Road can be used as alternate routes, according to a press release issued by the town of Queen Creek.

Current road construction along Combs Road includes shoulder closures for utility work and road improvements. A traffic signal will be installed at the ALA entrance, according to the release. Construction is expected to continue over the next several months. Local officials advise drivers use caution in the area and allow for extra travel time.

A portion of the town of Queen Creek extends into Pinal County. This nearly 1 square mile area of Queen Creek is in the area from Meridian Road to Gantzel and on the north side of Combs Road, extending north a quarter of a mile. The town limits are identified in gray on the map pictured. While the eastbound lanes of Combs Road are not in the town limits, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has an agreement with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to respond to all incidents on Combs Road from Rittenhouse to the western edge of the Fry’s Shopping Center.

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