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North Scottsdale Road Improvements

Project Update

Construction work is nearing completion on Scottsdale Road between Adobe Drive and Pinnacle Peak Road for construction of the bridge over the Rawhide Wash. Major construction is scheduled to be complete in early December with the roadway open two lanes in each direction.  Additional work will be performed through the end of the year that may require limited traffic restrictions to the roadway during off peak hours. 

The project includes the relocation of utilities from Adobe Drive to Pinnacle Peak Road, the construction of a bridge over the Rawhide Wash, and a public art installation. The final stage of construction is pavement preservation from Thompson Peak Parkway to Pinnacle Peak Road. This work will be performed in the Spring of 2014 as rubberized asphalt is not available during the winter months due to the temperature necessary for proper application.

Traffic restrictions are in place during construction. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. In general, construction work occurs between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Night time work will occur to reduce disruption.

Thank you for your continued patience during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.

Project Background

The City of Scottsdale is in the process of planning for future improvements to Scottsdale Road, from Thompson Peak Parkway to Pinnacle Peak Road. Design concepts have been completed for the corridor and improvements include widening Scottsdale Road from four to six lanes (from Thompson Peak Parkway to Pinnacle Peak Road), bike lanes, landscaped raised center medians, drainage improvements, underground utilities, sidewalks, a multi-use trail, new street lights and public art, and implementation of the Scottsdale Streetscape Guidelines. 

Why are these improvements necessary?

 These improvements are important to the future growth of the northern corridor of Scottsdale Road, and also to address drainage issues in the area.

What will the improvements look like?

The improvements will follow the Scottsdale Road Streetscape Guidelines for Segment 5, the Northern Corridor.

When will the project be built?

Improvements to this segment of Scottsdale Road will be built as funding becomes available. Initial construction began in September 2012 and includes the relocation of utilities from Adobe Drive to Pinnacle Peak Road and the construction of a bridge over the Rawhide Wash. Subsequent phases will be built as funding becomes available; however, there is no other funding for this project identified at this time.