Ellsworth Road & Empire Boulevard Intersection Reopens Ahead of Schedule
The intersection at Empire Boulevard and Ellsworth Road is open to through traffic – over two weeks ahead of schedule. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the intersection closure.
About the Project
The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), in partnership with the Town of Queen Creek and Pinal County, is improving Ellsworth Road from approximately 1250-feet south of Empire Boulevard to Cloud Road. Improvements include widening the existing two-lane roadway to six lanes(three travel lanes in each direction),the installation of curb and gutter, raised center median, bike lanes, intersection and drainage improvements at San Tan Boulevard, Riggs Road (including the installation of a traffic signal) and Cloud Road.
This project also includes the installation of conduit for the future deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) traffic management technologies including fiber connections that will transmit traffic conditions and traffic signal coordination commands instantaneously along the Ellsworth Road Corridor. In the future, “Real Time” traffic information will be transmitted to Traffic Management Centers throughout Maricopa County using a combination of dynamic message signs, closed-circuit cameras, traffic detection devices and traffic signal synchronization, all interacting to improve traffic flow while reducing traveler delay, traffic congestion and auto emissions.
MCDOT 24-Hour Construction Hotline: (480) 350-9288