Scottsdale traffic restrictions July Aug. 11 - 19

The following is a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale Aug. 11 - 19. For more information, contact Traffic Engineering at 480-312-7250.

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Scottsdale roads closed in wake of storms

Multiple roads around Scottsdale have been closed or restricted due to flooding or downed power lines from recent storms. For more information, please see our article on storm-related closures, which continues to be updated. 

Drinkwater Boulevard closed indefinitely for repairs to Civic Center Mall bridge

Drinkwater Boulevard will remain closed indefinitely to all traffic from Second Street to First Avenue to permit repairs to the Civic Center Mall bridge. Detour on Scottsdale or Miller roads from Osborn Road to Indian School Road. The Civic Center Mall Bridge will also be closed to all pedestrian traffic. More information about the repair project timeline will be available soon.

Fifth Avenue Repaving Project

Fifth Avenue will be closed in phases between Indian School Road and Craftsman Court 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays Aug. 13 - Sept. 8 for repaving. For more details about the project and schedule, please see the project website

68th Street bridge and Arizona Canal Path remain restricted 

The inside lanes in both directions on 68th Street bridge (crossing the Arizona Canal immediately north of Indian School Road) are closed due to deterioration discovered during a routine inspection. Inspections, design and repair work will take 10 to 12 months to complete. The Arizona Canal Path reconstruction will be coordinated with the bridge repair. The path will remain closed from 68th Street to Goldwater Boulevard. Detour on the north side of the canal. Please visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search “68th Street Bridge” for more information. 

ROAD RESTRICTIONS SOUTH OF INDIAN BEND ROAD 

New restrictions

  • Multiple lane restrictions will occur on Scottsdale Road from immediately north of Osborn Road to immediately south of Earll Drive from 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, to 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13, for utility work.
  • Thomas Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction at 56th Street 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Aug. 14, for utility work. 
  • The southbound curb lane on Miller Road will be closed immediately south of Camelback Road 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays Aug. 13 - 27 for boring.
  • The southbound bike lane on Miller Road will be closed from Angus Drive to Earll Drive will be closed 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 15, for ADA ramp restoration.
  • Eastbound McDowell Road will be reduced to two lanes immediately west of Scottsdale Road 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13 - 17 for manhole work. During those same dates and times, Southbound Scottsdale Road will be reduced to two lanes immediately south of Belleview Street.
  • The westbound curb lane on Osborn Road will be closed at 75th Street 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Tuesday, Aug. 14, for ADA ramp restoration.
  • The eastbound curb lane on Indian School Road will be closed immediately east of Spur Circle 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 18, for utility work. 
  • The westbound curb lane on Thomas Road will be closed at Hayden Road 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 17, for utility work. 
  • Eastbound McKellips Road will be reduced to one lane immediately east of Scottsdale Road 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 - 14 for utility work. 
  • Eastbound McKellips Road will be reduced to one lane at 74th Street 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 - 15 for utility work. 
  • Eastbound McKellips Road will be reduced to one lane at Miller Road 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 - 17 for utility work. During those same dates and times westbound left turns on McKellips Road will be restricted at Miller Road.

Ongoing restrictions

  • Southbound Scottsdale Road will be reduced to two lanes at Fillmore Street 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 - Sept. 1 for utility work.  During that same time, left turns from Scottsdale Road onto Fillmore Street will also be restricted. 
  • The northbound bike and right turn lanes on 68th Street will be closed immediately south of Camelback Road through Sept. 30 for road work. 

ROAD RESTRICTIONS FROM INDIAN BEND TO THUNDERBIRD ROADS

New restrictions

  • Curb lanes in both directions on Indian Bend Road will be closed at 86th Street Aug. 16 - 24 for utility work.
  • Northbound Scottsdale Road will be reduced to one lane 5 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 12, for emergency work on a power pole damaged by recent storms.
  • The northbound curb lane on Hayden Road will be closed immediately south of Indian Bend Drive 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 - 17 for road work. 

Ongoing restrictions

  • Via Linda will be closed between 83rd Place and San Pablo Drive through Friday, Aug. 24, while the traffic circles are replaced with modern roundabouts. Detour on Mountain View Road. Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search "Via Linda Roundabouts" for more information.
  • Curb lanes in both directions on Scottsdale Road will be closed at Doubletree Ranch Road 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays Aug. 1 - 15 for utility work. During those same dates and times, the right turn bay on Doubletree Ranch Road will also be closed. 

ROAD RESTRICTIONS NORTH OF THUNDERBIRD ROAD

New restrictions

  • Northbound Scottsdale Road will be reduced to two lanes immediately north of Princess Boulevard 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Aug. 13 - 14 for utility work.
  • Eastbound traffic on Los Gatos Drive will be shifted to the westbound left turn lane at Pima Road 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays Aug. 13 - 24 for utility work. 
  • The eastbound curb lane on Raintree Drive will be closed at Northsight Boulevard 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 10, for boring.

Ongoing restrictions

  • Multiple lane restrictions will occur on Scottsdale Road/Tom Darlington Drive from Westland Road to Cave Creek Road through the end of September while a sewer force main pipe is installed. For more information about the project, please see the Liberty Utilities notice mailed to residents in the area. All traffic restrictions are 24 hours. Restrictions through Aug. 17 include the following:
    • Scottsdale Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Westland Drive / Terravita Way to Carefree Highway through Friday, Aug. 17, for utility work. During those same dates there will also be multiple lane restrictions at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Westland Drive / Terravita Way.
  • Eastbound traffic on Rio Verde Drive will be shifted to the westbound side of the street, and westbound traffic will be shifted to a temporary by-pass lane, from 116th Street to 122nd Street Aug. 1 - Nov. 2 for roundabout construction.
  • Multiple lane restrictions will occur at the intersection of Chauncey Lane and Scottsdale Road 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 - Sept. 15 (except Sundays) for utility work. 

Upcoming restrictions

  • Traffic on 56th Street will be controlled by a flagger immediately north of Pinnacle Peak Parkway 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, for utility work. 

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