Signal Butte Road has been extended from Queen Creek to Germann Road.
The new roadway is a joint project between the Town of Queen Creek and a private developer, according to a release.
The town extended Signal Butte Road with five lanes from Queen Creek Road to Ryan Road and Fulton Homes further extended Signal Butte Road with three lanes from Ryan to Germann.
The roadway, which is now open, provides access to future Fire Station 4 and an additional north-south connector for the region. A Town of Queen Creek-produced video is here.
“With the extension of State Route 24 slated to open by the end of 2022, this new roadway will help improve transportation for our community,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in the release. “The town is committed to 'Better Roads Ahead' and this project gets us one step closer. Thank you to our staff and Fulton Homes for working together to coordinate these improvements, benefiting our residents and the region.”
While the new roadway is now open, there are additional components of the project that are still under construction. The town is widening Queen Creek Road from Signal Butte to Benjamin Franklin School, adding a center turn lane and completing the intersection improvements at Signal Butte and Queen Creek. Fulton Homes is widening Queen Creek Road from Signal Butte to Meridian, adding a center turn lane, the release states.
The project, anticipated to be complete in spring 2021, was designed by EPS Group with construction being completed by Sunland Construction. The extension of Signal Butte from Germann to the SR24 is in design and anticipated to start construction in spring 2021. The City of Mesa is overseeing the project and it will be complete when SR24 opens.
"As this roadway improvement continues, among others in town, please slow down, allow extra time for travel and be courteous of motorists and work crews. To receive weekly traffic alerts, sign up for eNotifications on the town’s website," the release states.
For more information about the town’s capital improvement program, go to QueenCreek.org/BetterRoadsAhead. To stay updated on news, follow the town on Facebook @QueenCreek and Twitter @TownofQC. To report issues and find answers to commonly asked questions, use the town’s interactive text-based customer service platform "Text QC" by texting “HELLO” to 844-977-2291.