Intersection of Riggs, Hawes roads closed for construction June 2-6

(Courtesy of Maricopa County Department of Transportation)

(Courtesy of Maricopa County Department of Transportation)


The intersection of Riggs Road and Hawes Road will be closed in all directions for road construction work from 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 2, to 5 a.m., Monday, June 6, according to a press release from the Maricopa County Department of Transportation. The four-day closure will allow the contractors to install three storm drains what will help effectively move water during rain events, according to a press release from the town of Queen Creek.

The following roads will be open to local traffic only:

Hawes Road between Empire Boulevard and Chandler Heights Road.
Riggs Road between Sossaman Road and Ellsworth Road.

Traffic will not be allowed through the Riggs Road- Hawes Road intersection.

County officials ask drivers to obey traffic control signs and allow for extra time to get where they are going as there may be traffic delays.

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation, in partnership with the towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek, is continuing road work along the Riggs Road Corridor between Recker Road and Meridian Road.  The finished corridor will have new travel and turn lanes, drainage modifications and traffic safety upgrades.

The Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Road intersection is also being improved. The project will be completed in two phases, with the first phase including work along Old Ellsworth Road and Walnut Road. The north Ellsworth Road connection to Ellsworth Loop Road (near Queen Creek Middle School and the San Tan Historical Society) will close on June 10 for approximately six weeks.

During the closure, the existing pavement will be removed, water and sewer lines will be installed along with new pavement, curb and gutter. The timing of this closure is designed to minimize the impact on the area, including taking place while school is not in session, according to the town of Queen Creek release.

A variety of other roadway construction projects are also under way, or in the design phase.
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