Work has begun on extending Meridian Road, a future regional corridor, from Queen Creek Road to Germann Road.
The project, being constructed by Banicki, will include a new two-lane road that will connect the existing Meridian Road south of Queen Creek Road to the northern project that is currently under construction.
The two new sections will result in Meridian Road connecting from Combs Road to the State Route 24 extension.
“We know our residents want more and improved roadways — and as a council, we continue to invest in roadway infrastructure,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney in a press release. “Not only will this north-south connector improve traffic flow in Queen Creek, it will also improve transportation for the region.”
Both new sections of Meridian Road from Queen Creek to Germann roads and Germann Road to SR24 are joint projects with Pinal County.
“It is very humbling and exciting to witness another groundbreaking ceremony take place for this critical north-south connection,” stated Mike Goodman, Pinal County supervisor for District 2. “The fast-approaching completion of Meridian Road all the way to SR24 will enhance the quality of life we all strive for within the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek community.”
The completion of the project is slated to coincide with the opening of the SR24 extension, an Arizona Department of Transportation project, in late summer 2022.
The SR24 extension will provide two lanes in each direction from Ellsworth to Ironwood roads, providing major relief for Queen Creek and the region. The interim road will include access ramps at Williams Field, Signal Butte, Meridian and Ironwood. For information, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov/SR24.
QC Roadway projects under construction:
QC Roadway projects in design, nearing construction:
The town is halfway through its 10-year infrastructure improvement plan. Since 2016, the following major roadway improvements have been completed:
As road improvements continue, residents are asked to 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.
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