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Pinal County Receives Funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program
Date: 9/29/2020

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With 530 fatal crashes on roadways within Pinal County between 2008 and 2017, the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, in cooperation with Central Arizona Governments, Maricopa Association of Governments, and Pinal County, developed the comprehensive Strategic Transportation Safety Plan for the cities, towns, and tribal communities located within Pinal County. The study identified crash trends and safety issues, design strategies to reduce the number of crashes, and implemented safer travel solutions in the county. A key component of the plan was a prioritized list of developed projects to pursue the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds.

Pinal County alongside with the Town of Queen Creek received HSIP funding for three safety improvement projects:

  • Flashing yellow arrow signals on Gantzel Road at Ocotillo Road and Combs Road
  • Median modifications to improve negative offset left turns on Gantzel Road at Ocotillo Road and Combs Road
  • Installation of a raised median on Combs Road from Gantzel Road to 250 feet west of Gantzel Road

Pinal County also received funding from the HSIP for the following projects in San Tan Valley:

  • Flashing yellow arrow signals on Hunt Highway at Gary Road, the Walmart East Driveway, and Bella Vista Road
  • Median modifications to improve negative offset left turns on Hunt Highway at Gary Road and the Walmart East and West Driveways
  • Installation of a sidewalk on the west side of Gantzel Road from Chandler Heights Road to 250 feet south of Via De Arboles

Design schedules for all projects are currently forming and construction plans will be shared when available.

“With the tremendous growth that Pinal County and Queen Creek have experienced, we’ve all seen the need for safety enhancements on our roads and intersections,” stated Pinal County District 2 Supervisor Mike Goodman. “I am grateful that County and Town staff have recognized these needs and worked diligently together to find funding and assistance to address areas of concern. We appreciate all they do and look forward to the completion of the work.”

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney added, “we appreciate the continued partnership with Pinal County to improve regional transportation. Through Pinal County’s efforts to secure the funding and their generosity in providing the required matching funds, motorists in the region will experience enhanced safety on two key roadways in Queen Creek, Gantzel and Combs.” To stay updated on news from Pinal County Public Works, please visit PinalCountyaz.Gov/PublicWorks and follow on and

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Media Contacts

Pinal County
Gina Salinas, Public Information Officer
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Town of Queen Creek
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer
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