Nighttime restrictions slated for John Wayne

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A long exposure photo of traffic leaving Rancho El Dorado during sunset November 8, 2023. [Brian Petersheim Jr.]

Planning a cruise through town next week to look at decorated holiday homes? Nighttime street work around town may affect your drive. 

Construction crews with Cactus Asphalt will come down from their Tolleson HQ for nighttime crack-and-seal work on North John Wayne Parkway between West Smith-Enke Road and West Steen Road Dec. 18. 

Restrictions will affect drivers travelling both ways and will end Jan. 8, according to the city’s website. 

Currently, Cactus Asphalt is continuing work to resurface SR 238 between North White and North Warren Roads. It plans to finish milling and overlaying the roadway Thursday. It is restricted to one lane and a pilot car will lead traffic.   

Ongoing projects will continue closer to the heart of town. Lane restrictions on northbound John Wayne Parkway leaving town are slated to remain in place until June 24, 2024, according to the city’s website. 

Garvey Avenue between Estrella Parkway to Condrey Avenue remains closed to all traffic for roadway reconstruction. It is slated to reopen May 1, 2024. Road construction on Heritage Lane in the Heritage District is slated to last until Dec. 23. 

Residents at the following neighborhoods should note street sweeping schedules this upcoming week:  

  • Sorrento: Monday, Dec. 11 
  • The Villages at Rancho El Dorado: Tuesday, Dec. 12  
  • Palo Brea: Wednesday, Dec. 13 
  • Desert Cedars: Thursday, Dec. 14 
  • Acacia Crossings: Thursday, Dec. 14 

There will also be street sweeping Thursday, Dec. 14 on: 

  • Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway between North John Wayne Parkway and North Porter Road. 
  • West Honeycutt Road between JWP and North White and Parker Roads. 

At the corner of John Wayne and Sonoran Desert Parkways, crews today are installing traffic signal poles and signal gear, doing electrical work and paving the curbs and gutters. 

That work will continue through Friday, Dec. 15. 

The city will turn on the four-way stoplight between Dec. 18 and Dec. 20. Work at that intersection will finish with striping Dec. 21 and 22. 

Luckily, for those who want to travel out of town this weekend, there are no freeway closures scheduled in Phoenix-area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.