Combs Road will be closed between the new Rittenhouse alignment and Meridian Road June 3 – July 8. During the closure, the roadway will be widened and railroad improvement conducted. Riggs Road will be open to Ellsworth Road starting on June 3.
Riggs Road Opens
On June 3, motorists will have access to a new, east-west connector in the southeast area of Queen Creek. The Riggs Road extension, from Ellsworth to Meridian, is a two-phase process with construction and costs being split between the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Town of Queen Creek. MCDOT completed the first phase from Ellsworth to Crismon. The second phase, being led by the Town, is anticipated to be complete in August. Motorists can also continue west on Riggs Road as it is fully improved west of Ellsworth Road, connecting to Gilbert and eventually the I-10 freeway.
The Riggs Road extension includes one lane in each direction, bike lanes, curb, a sidewalk on the north and a realigned intersection at Rittenhouse. The roadway will be expanded to six lanes as development occurs in the area, with the new developments paying for the expansion.