Portion of Loop 202 Santan Freeway closed this weekend

Sections of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in the southeast Valley are scheduled to be closed this weekend for pavement improvements. The Arizona Department of Transportation has set the following closures to allow crews to apply an asphalt-based treatment to extend the life of the existing pavement and also repair areas of worn pavement: Loop […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Queen Creek in 2018

In 2018 the Queen Creek Independent covered the ins and outs of the community, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like what was new with Johnson Utilities, preparing for what’s next after a 21-year drought, preventing suicides, planning for the 70-square-mile San Tan Valley, the latest on annexations and the boundaries of new schools. The […]

Queen Creek prepares roads for area growth

Queen Creek has a plan to develop two major roadways from Germann Road to the future extension of State Route 24. The Queen Creek Town Council recently voted to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the city of Mesa for design and construction of Signal Butte Road from Germann to State Route 24 at $12 million […]

2 ADOT highway safety efforts win national honors

Arizona Department of Transportation efforts to improve safety on a stretch of westbound US 60 in Tempe and a system that reduces the risk from wrong-way drivers have been honored by a national organization dedicated to the management and operation of state highways. The National Operations Center of Excellence is presenting its Best Transportation Systems […]

Queen Creek hires financial advisor Wedbush Securities Inc.

A contract for financial-advisor services to assist with issuing debt for transportation projects and water rights has been approved by the Queen Creek Town Council. The council on Sept. 5 unanimously approved its consent agenda, including a contract with Wedbush Securities Inc. “Wedbush Securities appreciates the opportunity to serve as municipal advisor to the town […]

Queen Creek no longer investigating inoperable-vehicle complaints on private property

Complaints of inoperable vehicles on private property — including those propped up on blocks with no wheels or with flat tires — are not to be investigated by Queen Creek officials, the town council decided recently. The town receives an average of two complaints a week about inoperable vehicles that are in view from a […]

MVD works to smooth way to learner’s permit

Getting a learner’s permit used to mean that mom, dad or a guardian had to take time out of the day to go to an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division office with their teen to pick up the permit once the written test was passed. No more. MVD is offering office appointments scheduled online to accommodate […]

Valley Metro, Waymo partner to seek innovative transportation options

Valley Metro and Waymo joined forces Tuesday, July 31 to introduce a new partnership that the two hope will help drive the future of transportation through self-driving vehicle technology. The event happened amidst two Waymo vehicles on either side of a light rail train at the Valley Metro Rail Operations and Maintenance Center in Phoenix. […]

Traffic enforcement, management on Queen Creek Town Council’s April 19 agenda

Discussions to include red-light technology; electronic feedback signage, MCSO traffic incidents for 2016-17 Could a red-light camera be in Queen Creek’s future? Town Transportation Engineer Mohamed Youssef will be asking the Queen Creek Town Council for guidance on whether to pursue a non-ticketing version of the traffic enforcement option as well as others during the council’s […]

Town council to discuss transportation impact fee rate increase

March 15 discussion to focus on calendar for community involvement, input How much is too much, and how much is enough? Those are two of the questions members of the Queen Creek Town Council have been discussing in terms of how much to increase transportation impact fees in order to improve and expand the town’s […]