Maricopa residents will shave a couple of minutes off their Phoenix commute by next summer — but not without months of closures leading up to it.
The $7.3 million project will start its traffic restrictions next week.
The improvements include adding a third northbound lane on 1.3 miles of John Wayne Parkway from Smith-Enke Road to just north of the city limits.
Other improvements include:
- Widening the SR 347/Lakeview Drive intersection and reconstructing the existing paved median
- Adding a northbound acceleration lane for traffic moving onto northbound SR 347 from westbound Lakeview Drive
- Adding curb and gutter along the east side of SR 347 from north of SR 238 to Lakeview Drive
- Repairing pavement in the project area
Most construction activity is scheduled for weekday daytime hours with occasional overnight work as needed, according to ADOT. There will be no restrictions to businesses and neighborhood access throughout the project.
The project is a partnership between ADOT and the city of Maricopa. When work is complete, ADOT will transfer long-term maintenance and operation of SR 347 to Maricopa.
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