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Ironwood Drive Safety Improvement Project Update

Roadwork continues on Ironwood Drive as safety improvements are being constructed on this major arterial. The construction zone is Germann Road on the south to Eliot Road to the north. This project is widening the road shoulders and installing cable median barriers. It is also adding paved left turn lanes and extending existing storm drain structures for driver's safety.

Pinal County Public Works is warning drivers that southbound Ironwood Drive lane restrictions will continue throughout the duration of the project. The entire project is slated to be completed in January 2018.

From now until the end of the construction, the speed limit will stay at 40 miles per hour in the work zones. Enforcement fines will double for speeders. Please observe all traffic signage and plan for extra drive time since shoulder work will cause delays.

Drivers may find alternative routes more effective for their commute. One route for southbound drivers would be to take State Route 202 southbound until State Route 24. Take the 24 to southbound Ellsworth Road. Turn east on Queen Creek Road (which turns into Pima Road) to get to Ironwood Drive.

Northbound traffic can take Pima Road/Queen Creek Road west to northbound Ellsworth Road. From there take State Route 24 west to State Route 202 North.

Access to existing State Lease Land locations along the project should be open at all times during construction. However, there may be occasions when these access locations will be temporarily closed for construction activities. Please drive with caution and be aware of existing traffic conditions, heavy trucks, and other construction equipment in the vicinity of the project.

Pinal County Public Works appreciates your continued patience as they make these necessary improvements to this major arterial connecting the areas of Apache Junction, San Tan Valley, and Queen Creek.

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