Work to expand Hunt Hwy is continuing on schedule in San Tan Valley. Work is currently taking place in the south end of the project from Johnson Ranch Boulevard/Gantzel Road to Magma Road in Hunt Highway. Current work includes utility work on the west side of Hunt Highway. Hunt Hwy is remaining open for travel, one lane in each direction, with traffic shifted away from the work zone.
Due to the recurring issues with potholes in the temporary asphalt, the contractor has split this phase of work into two segments. The first from Johnson Ranch Blvd/Gantzel Road to Quartzite Road, and the second from Quartzite Road to Magma Road. Paving of the base course (bottom layer) of asphalt for the segment from Johnson Ranch/Gantzel to Quartzite Road is scheduled for the week of November 12, and that portion of new road should be opened by the end of next week.
Upcoming work in the next segment of Hunt Hwy will be from Quartzite Road to Magma Road. It is expected that Magma Road will have restricted access to/from Hunt Highway during this portion of work, which is tentatively scheduled for early January.
As a reminder, speeds have been reduced through the work zone (25 mph) for the safety of nearby residents, travelers, and construction crews. Please obey traffic signage as it is placed for your safety.
Business and resident access is being maintained.