The roundabout at Industrial Drive and State Route 260 is finished, almost a month earlier than originally projected by Arizona Department of Transportation.
According to ADOT Public Information Officer Ryan Harding, paving took place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from May 30 through June 1, working with traffic as the pavement arrived and was applied to the roadway.
During paving and intermittently throughout the weekend days, only passenger vehicles were allowed through the roundabout.
“There will be landscaping work over the next several weeks, but that won’t impact traffic using the roundabout,” Harding said.
Regarding the seven other roundabouts included in the ADOT State Route 260 improvement project begun earlier this year, Harding said that those are still scheduled to be constructed “as the widening work approaches the intersections with roundabouts and continues moving west toward Thousand Trails.”
Due to traffic shifts caused by the widening work, the roundabouts will be built in stages, completed in concert with the widening construction taking place on the westbound and eastbound sides of the roundabout.
“I can tell you right now that the current set up and configuration on 260 east of I17, with the temporary lanes up to Cherry Creek Road while crews reconstruct the eastbound side of the highway, will be in place for the next several months,” Harding added.
According to Harding, traffic impacts are therefore “expected to be what they have been for the last few weeks.”