Traffic Restrictions

For the week of September 25th:

  • Thunderbird Road - The sidewalk on the north side of Thunderbird Road is closed to pedestrians between 127th Avenue and El Frio Street.  Please use the sidewalk on the south side and only cross at marked crosswalks.  Temporary walkways have been constructed to maintain pedestrian access to the businesses in the construction zone.  
  • Intermittent closures and lane restrictions of Thunderbird Road between 127th Avenue and El Frio Street and El Mirage Road between Soledad Street and Santa Fe Lane may be encountered.
  • Striping work will be done over several nights during the week of September 25th.  Restrictions may be encountered.    
  • Only northbound traffic will be allowed along El Mirage Road north of Thunderbird Road.  Detours are provided via Alto and Primrose Street and 1st Avenue. 
  • El Mirage Road from End Street to Santa Fe Lane, including the intersection, is closed in order to install a roundabout.  This closure is anticipated to be in place until September 27th.  Detours have been provided at End Street and access to the Rio Mirage restaurant from Santa Fe Lane remains.  The closure still allows residents that live on El Mirage Road, north of End Street, to reach their homes.
  • From Friday, September 22nd to Monday, September 25th, Thunderbird Road East will be closed east of Olive Street (near the Vulcan driveway) to complete storm drain work.   
  • El Mirage Road - Northern Avenue to Cinnabar Avenue - Maricopa County is working on El Mirage Road south of Peoria Avenue.  Intermittent closures may be encountered.  Driveways may be affected as the proposed water main is installed and subgrade is prepared for paving.  Questions or concerns on this project can be directed to 480-299-8689.  
  • On Sunday, September 24th, Cinnabar Avenue will be closed at El Mirage Road from 4pm to 5am Monday morning in order to perform sewer and water main work.  Gateway Park, Windy City Dogs and the Pole Department can still be accessed during this time by parking in the City Hall parking lot and following the path to Cinnabar Avenue.       
  • On Sunday, September 24th, El Mirage Road will be closed between Olive Avenue and Cinnabar Avenue from 11:30pm to 5am Monday morning in order to install water services.  The intersection of Olive Avenue and El Mirage Road will remain open.  
  • Access to Alice Avenue from El Mirage Road will be closed Tuesday, September 26th in order to construct that area.  El Mirage Road will remain open and vehicles trying to reach Alice Avenue will follow the detour via Butler Road.  
  • The intersection of Olive Avenue and El Mirage Road will be closed from Friday, September 29th at 9pm to Monday, October 2nd at 5am.     
  • Thunderbird Road and Grand Avenue - Punch list items will be addressed in October.  Lane restrictions may be encountered at that time.  Questions or concerns on this project can be directed to 855-712-8530 or www.azdot.gov/tbird
                                                

Drivers are encouraged to use Greenway Road, Dysart Road, and Northern Avenue as the preferred route to avoid construction-related delays.