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 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.
Current Traffic Restrictions
Project Update: November 2023
The Hayden Road/Raintree Drive roundabout is scheduled to be fully open to travel by end of day on Friday, Nov. 3, with access to Raintree Drive on the west side of Hayden Road also restored. Pedestrian crossings at the roundabout are still in process. Public art will be placed in the roundabout in early December.
Southbound traffic on 78th Way and Acoma Drive continues to be reduced to one southbound lane on 78th Way and 76th Place to Evans Road (westbound only on Acoma Drive between 78th Way and 76th Place). Crews continue work installing basin walls for retention areas, remaining drywells, and landscape and irrigation.
Scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 6, grading crews will work to prepare for concrete curb and gutter on 78th Way and Acoma Drive. Paving is currently scheduled to take place in early December. This phase of the project is scheduled to be complete in mid-December.
Business access is being maintained during this work. Thank you for your patience during construction.
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Budget: $41 Million
Sponsoring Division: Transportation
Funding Source: General Fund
Project Location: Raintree Drive between Scottsdale Road and Loop 101 Freeway