The Arizona Department of Transportation is about to begin a project that will improve and widen State Route 347 in Maricopa to help relieve traffic congestion and reduce travel times.
The $7.3 million project is scheduled to begin Oct. 9 and continue through summer 2024, with traffic restrictions beginning the week of Oct. 16.
The improvements include adding a third northbound lane on 1.3 miles of SR 347 (John Wayne Parkway) from SR 238 (Smith-Enke Road) to just north of the city limits. Other improvements include:
- Widening the SR 347/Lakeview Drive intersection and reconstructing the existing paved median
- Adding a northbound acceleration lane for traffic moving onto northbound SR 347 from westbound Lakeview Drive
- Adding curb and gutter along the east side of SR 347 from north of SR 238 to Lakeview Drive
- Repairing pavement in the project area
Most construction activity is scheduled for daytime hours Mondays through Fridays, with occasional overnight work as needed. ADOT will maintain access to businesses and neighborhoods throughout the project.
The project is a partnership between ADOT and the city of Maricopa. When work is complete, ADOT will transfer long-term maintenance and operation of SR 347 to Maricopa.
For more information, please visit: azdot.gov/JohnWayneParkway.