Camelback Road

82nd Street to Granite Reef Road

For the past few years, the City of Scottsdale Transportation Department has worked with residents along Camelback Road from 82nd Street to Granite Reef Road to address speeding and cut-through traffic concerns.

What is the existing traffic like on the street now?

The daily number of vehicles on Camelback Road is more than 2,900 vehicles per day, with 70 percent of vehicle speeds exceeding 30 mph, and 28 percent of vehicle speeds exceeding 35 mph.  This type of traffic on the street qualifies Camelback Road to have traffic management devices installed.

Four conceptual project plans were presented at a public meeting on April 17, 2013 at Navajo Elementary. These plans include a combination of speed cushions and raised median islands, and one concept includes a roundabout at the intersection of Camelback Road and 82nd Street. 

What will the devices look like?

The roundabout and median islands would be similar to what is on Oak Street, west of Scottsdale Road.  The speed cushions would be similar to the speed cushions along 86th Street north of Camelback Road.  

Roundaboutmedian islands

speed cushions

What are the advantages to these devices?

Traffic management devices can:

  • Noticeably reduce the number of vehicles traveling more than 30 mph.
  • Provide 24 hours-per-day, 365 days-per-year presence.
  • Enhance neighborhood beauty & appeal.
  • Increase driver awareness of adjacent residential neighborhood.
What are the disadvantages to these devices?

Traffic management devices do not:

  • Eliminate all speeding.
  • Prevent all collisions.

For more information, or to provide comments on the conceptual project plans, contact John Bartlett at 480-312-7613 or

Transportation Master Plan