Raintree Drive Extension


Project Information

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 has prepared a Design Concept Report for this segment of roadway which will included 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.

Raintree Current Traffic Restrictions
Raintree road closures September 2022
Raintree drive extension route from the 101 Freeway to Scottsdale road
map indicating Raintree drive extension route from the 101 freeway to scottsdale rd

Project Update: September 2022


Construction continues for Scottsdale’s Raintree Drive Extension Project with 76th Place remaining closed at Redfield Road, and traffic reduced to one southbound lane on 78th Way and 76th Place (westbound only on Acoma Drive between 78th Way and 76th Place). In addition, Hayden Road traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction with no access to/from Raintree Drive.

  • Scheduled to take place Monday, Oct. 10, 76th Place traffic will be shifted to the west side of 76th Place onto the new asphalt pavement, still only one lane southbound, for work to begin on the east side of 76th Place. Also scheduled to take place on Monday, Oct. 10, southbound 76th Place traffic will have access to the 76th Pl/Redfield Rd roundabout (northbound 76th Place will continue to remain closed at the roundabout). 
  • As part of the shift of work to the east side of 76th Place, Gelding Drive will be closed at 76th Place beginning Oct. 10 for approximately six weeks for crews to reconstruct the concrete valley gutter, driveway, and other components of this project to transition to Gelding Dr. Access to Gelding Drive will be available from 79th St during this time. Following this work, sometime in late November, similar work and closures will be in place at 76th Pl and Evans Rd. 
  • While work takes place at Gelding Drive and 76th Place, the first driveway east of 76th Place, on the north side of Gelding Drive will also be closed beginning Oct. 10, as this driveway will need to be reconstructed and crews will be working in close proximity while installing a concrete valley gutter, aprons and curbing at the 76th Place intersection. 
  • Scheduled for the week of Oct. 10, concrete removals will take place on the east side of 76th Place, from Gelding north, followed by installation of ITS conduit. Scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 17, crews will work at Gelding Drive to install concrete curb, and valley gutter and begin work on the subsurface of the roadway. 
  • Work is ongoing at Hayden Road and Raintree Drive with grading crews scheduled to grade and balance the east side of Hayden Road at Raintree Drive, and work on basin excavation for retaining walls on the east side of the future roundabout. 
Business access is being maintained during this work.  Thank you for your patience during construction.

Project Information

Budget: $41 Million

Sponsoring Division: Transportation

Funding Source: General Fund

Project Location: Raintree Drive between Scottsdale Road and Loop 101 Freeway

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Capital Project Management

7447 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

P: 480-312-7250 
F: 480-312-7971