The new traffic signal system at State Route 347 and Old Maricopa Road, at the southern end of Wild Horse Pass, is scheduled to be turned on by Monday afternoon after a check of the equipment by technicians, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Crews have been at work over the last seven months on a project to enhance traffic movement and improve safety at the intersection.
ADOT has added new merge lanes and traffic lights that will allow motorists on Old Maricopa Road to make left turns onto northbound SR 347. The new northbound merge lane provides room for drivers to accelerate and transition into the flow of SR 347 traffic. A merge lane also has been added along the right shoulder of southbound SR 347 south of Old Maricopa Road.
Drivers are asked to be prepared for new traffic conditions at the intersection and to exercise caution around locations with merging traffic.
Commuters heading to the Valley from Maricopa should not experience much difference in traffic as the northbound lanes do not stop. Southbound traffic may stop based on traffic turning south onto SR 347 from Old Maricopa Road.