“Improving transportation continues to be a top priority. Just six months ago we were celebrating the completion of Riggs Road; it is a testament to our commitment to regional transportation that we are here celebrating the first phase of the Meridian Road improvements,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney at the groundbreaking ceremony. “We continue to work closely with both Pinal and Maricopa counties on important topics like transportation. This celebration and this corridor would not be possible without the important partnership we have with Pinal County.”
Phase one includes an interim two-lane roadway, with a bridge over the Queen Creek Wash. The bridge will be built to its ultimate width of seven lanes to accommodate future road improvements, but striped for two lanes until that time. The interim road is anticipated to be complete in early summer 2020 and will serve as an important bypass during the improvements to Rittenhouse Road. The interim road will also help alleviate congestion on Ironwood Road, serving as an additional north-south connector with access to two of the Town’s Agritainment destinations and San Tan Valley.