Raintree Drive Extension
The Raintree Drive Extension will provide a direct connection between the State Route Loop 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road. This extension will simplify the route from Hayden Road to Scottsdale Road and help to relieve some of the traffic congestion currently experienced on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.
The City of Scottsdale is currently preparing a Design Concept Report for this segment of roadway which will include recommendations regarding number of travel lanes, raised medians, major intersections (roundabout, traffic signal or side street stop control), minor side street lane configurations, safety considerations, driveway access, landscape and streetscape concepts, public art, drainage improvements, and right of way needs.
The Scottsdale Airpark is a major employment center within Scottsdale, and the network of roadways, circulation and access is critical to the businesses and industry of the Airpark. The City of Scottsdale has completed several studies to address some of the transportation and access issues currently hindering drivers. The Raintree Drive Extension project is one component of Scottsdale’s Airpark Area Circulation Study which seeks to improve mobility in and around the Airpark.
The Raintree Drive Extension was included in the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), funded by Proposition 400 regional transportation sales tax funds.
The project will be constructed in phases, with construction funding available in fiscal years 2014 to 2017. Ultimate phasing and implementation will be determined based on funding availability and the recommendations of the Transportation Commission and Scottsdale City Council.