PHOENIX ‒ Honeycutt Road immediately east of State Route 347 in Maricopa will close for several months to allow work to continue on an overpass spanning the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
During the closure, which is scheduled to begin Thursday, Dec. 6, just north of Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, Arizona Department of Transportation crews will add new sidewalk, curbs and gutters to the south side of Honeycutt Road. They also will begin rebuilding a segment of Honeycutt Road that will connect with a realigned section of SR 347 once the overpass is built.
Drivers will be able to access Honeycutt Road from Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Plainview Street, which was recently built just west of the Maricopa Unified School District offices.
There will be no impact on SR 347, the primary north-south road in the community. Honeycutt Road will remain open except for the short distance between Pershing Street and SR 347. Access will be maintained to all businesses along Honeycutt Road.
The restriction is expected to remain in place until summer 2019.
The new overpass will carry SR 347 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. The $55 million project will improve traffic flow and driver safety by eliminating the need for drivers to cross the railroad tracks and ending the need for drivers to wait for trains more than 40 times a day. Completion is scheduled for late 2019.
The new alignment of SR 347 will veer to the east just north of Alterra Parkway and reconnect with the current alignment south of Hathaway Road. The current alignment of SR 347 will see the addition of three cul-de-sacs: north and south of the railroad tracks, and just north of Alterra Parkway. Honeycutt Avenue near Maricopa High School will be extended to connect with the new alignment of SR 347.
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