• SR 347 Overpass by Victor Moreno

Overpass Tracker

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

With ADOT's State Route 347 at Union Pacific Railroad project well underway, this page will provide local news and information related to the project to help keep residents informed. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call our Overpass Tracker Hotline at 520-316-6910.

Project Overview

SR 347 is Maricopa's main transportation corridor through the community, serving as a regional connector to major employment and recreation areas. Traffic averages over 31,000 vehicles per day and future (2040) projections show over 60,000 vehicles per day. Just south of the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, SR 347 crosses the existing UPRR where there are currently 40 to 60 trains per day; the UPRR has plans to expand service, which would increase train traffic upwards of 100 trains per day. Additionally, the Amtrak station is located just east of the intersection and vehicular traffic is routinely delayed for its passenger operations.

ADOT, in conjunction with FHWA and the City of Maricopa, completed a study to evaluate alternatives and identify improvements to access, capacity and traffic operations through 2040. The study evaluated a future grade separation (bridge) to replace the existing at-grade intersection of SR 347 at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) track.

For full details, including public meeting schedules, documents, and maps, please visit ADOT's State Route 347 at Union Pacific Railroad project page.

ADOT's State Route 347 Featured Videos thumbnailFeatured Videos

View a collection of videos from ADOT showing various route simulations of proposed overpass.

Project Map

News & Updates

SR 347 Paving Extended Through Friday

Post Date:10/17/2019

The following information was provided from the Arizona Department of Transportation:

Final SR 347 Paving MapAllow extra drive time

***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***

The paving schedule has been extended until Friday, October 25th. Please see the new schedule below:

Wednesday, Oct. 23:

• Paving will begin at 8 a.m. and continue to 6 p.m.

• SR 347 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between Hathaway Avenue and Alterra Parkway/Desert Cedars Drive.

• In addition, there will be left-turn restrictions between SR 347, Honeycutt Road and Honeycutt Avenue.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25:

• Paving will begin at 8 a.m. and continue to 6 p.m.

• SR 347 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between Hathaway Avenue and Alterra Parkway/Desert Cedars Drive.

• There will be right- and left-turn restrictions at each intersection throughout project area.

 

Crews will re-open segments of roadway when the freshly paved roads are dry.

ADOT recommends drivers allow extra travel time and avoid using the impacted roads, if possible, by taking alternate routes.

 

 

***PREVIOUS SCHEDULE*** 

Drivers who use State Route 347, Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and nearby streets near Maricopa’s city center should plan for slow travel and delays while the Arizona Department of Transportation applies the final pavement and striping on roads throughout the nearly completed SR 347 overpass project.

Paving is scheduled during daylight hours beginning Monday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 24. Uniformed officers will direct motorists through the work zone while roads are being paved.

There will be limited access to the following areas:

  • The new 2-mile alignment of SR 347 (known locally as “John Wayne Parkway”) between Hathaway Avenue and Alterra Parkway/Desert Cedars Drive.
  • Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway (MCGH) between SR 347 and Maricopa Groves Parkway.
  • Several nearby roads, such as Honeycutt Avenue, Honeycutt Road and Plainview Street, that received improvements from the overpass project.

Most of the roads being paved over the four days will be narrowed either to one lane only or one lane in each direction to allow one side of the roadway to be paved at a time.  

ADOT recommends drivers allow extra time during their travels or avoid using the impacted roads, if possible, by taking alternate routes.

The following are the road restrictions over the four days (subject to change):

MONDAY, OCT. 21
  • Traffic restrictions begin at 8 a.m.
  • SR 347 will be narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Alterra Parkway/Desert Cedars Drive and Hathaway Avenue.
  • Plainview Street will be narrowed to one lane in each direction.
  • Honeycutt Avenue, Honeycutt Road, Maricopa Road and MCGH will be narrowed to only one lane of alternating travel in most areas.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
  • Paving will begin at 7 a.m.
  • Maricopa Road will be closed from approximately 7 to 8 a.m. between Hathaway Avenue and the SR 347 overpass while the curb lane next to the businesses is being paved.
  • Northbound SR 347 will be narrowed to two lanes at Honeycutt Road.
  • Plainview Street and Honeycutt Road will be narrowed to one lane in each direction.
  • MCGH will be narrowed to only one lane of alternating travel.
  • Honeycutt Avenue will be narrowed to only one lane of alternating travel while nearby schools are in session.
  • Expect delays at the Plainview Street and Honeycutt Road intersection.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
  • Paving will begin at 8 a.m.
  • SR 347 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between Hathaway Avenue and Alterra Parkway/Desert Cedars Drive.
  • In addition, there will be left-turn restrictions between SR 347, Honeycutt Road and Honeycutt Avenue.

    THURSDAY, OCT. 24

  • Paving will begin at 8 a.m.
  • SR 347 will be narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Hathaway Avenue and Alterra Parkway/Desert Cedars Drive.
  • There will be right- and left-turn restrictions at each intersection throughout project area.

Crews will re-open segments of roadway throughout the four days when the freshly paved roads are dry enough to drive on. More than 3,000 tons of new pavement will be used during the four-day paving operation.

The final paving represents a major milestone for the ADOT project as it will mark the end of major construction work on the roads and right of way for the overpass project. The overpass project is now more than 90 percent complete and scheduled for substantial completion by the end of November.

Return to full list >>