Road Closures & Traffic Restrictions

  1. Bullard Ave Improvement Project median work progresses, Greenway Rd to Cholla St


    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in partnership with the city of Surprise, is currently constructing the Bullard Avenue Improvement Project, a multi-modal roadway (Greenway-Peoria) featuring two vehicle lanes in each direction, protected bike lanes, new traffic signals (Acoma and Sweetwater intersections) and raised, landscaped medians.

    Here is the project update for the week of July 23, 2018:

    Construction will continue in the medians between Greenway Road and Cholla Street, and extend outward to the bicycle lanes and sidewalks.
    • Due to construction in the medians, travel lanes adjacent to the medians will be closed. North and southbound motor vehicle traffic will be moved to the former electric vehicle and bicycle lanes; the electric vehicle and bike lanes are closed until further notice. Please be mindful of cyclists on the roadways; don’t compete, share the street! Drive Wise, Surprise!
    • North and southbound left turn lanes at the Waddell and Cactus roads intersections will be closed intermittently.
    • Irrigation will be established in the medians for future landscaping.
    Construction crews will be onsite Mondays – Fridays, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday hours may be added to keep the project on schedule.

    Motorists should anticipate reduced speed limits and shifting travel lanes for the duration of the project.

    The project is scheduled to be complete in early 2019, weather permitting.

    Per the ADOT contract, the contractor must have a majority of the project complete in early November 2018 (approximately 120 days from construction start, weather permitting). They will have an additional 45 days (early 2019) to finalize any landscape maintenance issues and/or other punch-list items that may occur. There should be minimal traffic disruptions in the area after early November 2018.  
    To learn more about the Bullard Ave project, visit surpriseaz.gov/bullard.

    For project-related questions, contact Suneel Garg at 623.222.6130.
  2. ADOT pavement improvement work scheduled on Grand Avenue (US 60), 163rd Ave - Central Arizona Project canal



    The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the Surprise area of a scheduled two-week pavement-improvement project along Grand Avenue (US 60) west of 163rd Avenue.

    The work is scheduled from July 11-27.

    Lane restrictions will be in place weekdays from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Wednesday, July 11, while crews resurface the highway and turning areas between 163rd Avenue and the Central Arizona Project canal crossing west of Patton Road.

    Drivers planning to use Grand Avenue within the work zone should allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely while the following restrictions are in place:
    • Grand Avenue narrowed to one lane in both directions between Jomax and Patton roads for resurfacing of the turning areas at Jomax, 191st and 193rd avenues, and Patton Road. DETOUR: Signs will direct drivers to nearby detour routes when any of the turning areas are closed for resurfacing.
    • Eastbound Grand Avenue narrowed to one lane in areas between Patton and Jomax roads for resurfacing of right-turn lanes along the highway. DETOUR: Signs will direct drivers to detour routes, including Deer Valley Road and 203rd Avenue, when other access points are closed for resurfacing.
    • Grand Avenue narrowed to one lane in both directions near the Central Arizona Project canal crossing (northwest of Patton Road) for resurfacing. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and use caution when approaching and traveling through the work zone.
    • Grand Avenue is scheduled to be narrowed to one lane in both directions in areas between 163rd Avenue and Patton Road beginning Monday, July 23.
    No weekend work is scheduled, and all work is scheduled to be complete by July 27.

    Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving.
  3. Bullard Ave Construction Update: Week of July 2, 2018


    Construction to restore Bullard Avenue to two vehicle lanes in each direction (Greenway-Peoria), with additional safety features, is scheduled to begin July 9.

    According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the lead agency on the project, construction will begin in the medians between Greenway and Waddell roads, and extend outward to the bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

    Construction crews will be onsite Mondays – Fridays, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday hours may be added to keep the project on schedule.

    Motorists should anticipate reduced speed limits and shifting travel lanes for the duration of the project.

    Recommendations by the Bullard Avenue Task Force have been implemented in the Safe Routes to School design of the roadway. In addition to the travel lanes, new traffic signals, featuring flashing yellow arrows, will be installed at the Acoma and Sweetwater intersections to enhance pedestrian safety at the crosswalks. Protected bike lanes (separated bike lanes), along with a raised median, and landscaping are included in the project. Bullard Avenue will maintain the 35 mph speed limit.

    The project is scheduled to be complete in early 2019, weather permitting.

    To learn more about the Bullard Ave project, visit surpriseaz.gov/bullard.
  4. Dysart Road restrictions, Cactus to Peoria


    Construction of a new median on Dysart Road near Saguaro Drive will result in road restrictions beginning Monday, June 18.

    Dysart Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction from Cactus Road to Peoria Avenue through Sunday, August 5.

    For project questions, please contact Suneel Garg at 623.222.6130 or suneel.garg@surpriseaz.gov.
  5. Drainage improvement project underway along 115th Ave in Surprise


    Construction has begun on the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD) 115th Avenue and Union Hills Drive Drainage Improvement Project that will construct approximately two miles of drainage improvements along 115th Avenue from Union Hills Drive to the Agua Fria River south of Bell Road.

    The project, a partnership between Surprise, FCD, the city of Peoria and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, is designed to intercept flood water from the northeast and carry it south to the Agua Fria River, decreasing flood hazards to communities in the project area.

    Improvements will include installing a concrete channel, drainage structures, storm drain pipe, erosion protection and landscape.

    Construction work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday however hours will vary with seasonal changes.

    During construction, drivers in the area can expect traffic lane restrictions however access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles. Please be alert to traffic control changes and allow extra time to travel through the construction work area as there may be traffic delays.

    The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018.

    For more Information about the drainage improvement project, call the 24-hour construction hotline at 602.264.6416.
  6. MCDOT Sun Valley Pkwy pavement rehab in Surprise begins May 7



    The Maricopa Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be re-repaving a portion of Sun Valley Parkway, 219th Avenue to just east of Crozier Extension Road, beginning Monday, May 7; the pavement rehabilitation project is scheduled to conclude in July 2018, weather permitting.

    Lane restrictions will be in effect. Construction will include roadway shoulders; bicyclists should use caution and, if possible, use alternate routes during construction.

    Please obey traffic control signs and posted speed limits. In addition, please allow extra time to get to your destination as there may be traffic delays. Weekend work may occur to keep the project on schedule.

    For additional project information or questions, contact MCDOT at 602.506.3342 or mcdotprojects@maricopa.gov.