By Tom Herrmann / ADOT Communications
Just east of State Route 347 in the heart of Maricopa are the first unmistakable signs of the overpass that by the end of next year will carry the busy road over railroad tracks.
You can’t miss them. Cement piers that will lift the bridge and rebar columns that give those piers strength are clearly visible on the new alignment of SR 347. Over the next several weeks you can expect more piers as we continue moving toward building the overpass.
We’re also creating a new road, Plainview. It will connect Maricopa Casa-Grande Highway with Honeycutt Road, allowing drivers to connect with the new alignment of SR 347.
When the work is complete in about 18 months, drivers no longer will have to wait for the dozens of trains that cross SR 347 every day. The video at right provides an idea of what's coming.
The city has created a webpage at overpasstracker.com
and an Overpass Tracker Hotline at 520.316.6910 to share news and information related to the project.
For more information on the SR 347 project and to subscribe for email or text updates, please visit the project webpage: azdot.gov/sr347