Road Closures & Traffic Restrictions

  1. Bell & Litchfield roads intersection

    Starts: 05/11/2020 Ends: 06/05/2020

    Work to improve the intersection of Bell and Litchfield roads will require lane restrictions on both eastbound and westbound Bell Road, Litchfield Road to West Point Parkway, beginning Monday, May 11 through early June 2020.

    The intersection improvement project will lengthen the left turn bay for westbound Bell Road onto southbound Litchfield Road and improve the safety at the intersection. 

    Construction activities include removing landscaping and a light pole in the median just east of the intersection in order to create the larger turn bay. 

    Work will occur throughout the week and overnight as required. Motorists can expect 24-hour lane restrictions during the project. 

    The left turn movement from eastbound Bell Road to northbound Litchfield Road will be restricted from 5 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19. Motorists can use Bell Road to Grand Avenue as an alternate.
  2. Waddell Rd, Sarival Ave to Reems Rd

    Starts: 05/17/2020 Ends: 07/04/2020

    Beginning Sunday, May 17, Waddell Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Sarival Avenue to Reems Road.
    The lane reductions will be in place through early July 2020, weather permitting, to allow for milling and paving preparation work on Waddell Road.
    Left turns from eastbound Waddell Road to northbound Legacy Parc Blvd., 157th Avenue, and the commercial complex on the northwest corner of Reems and Waddell roads will all be restricted.
    Traffic can still make left turns from eastbound Waddell Road at both Sarival Avenue and Reems Road during this time.

  3. Waddell Road (Reems Road to SR303)

    Started: 8/1/19 Ends: 6/20/20

    Widening to six travel lanes. Signal at Sarival Ave and Waddell Road.

    In addition to more travel lanes, the project includes drainage infrastructure, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, street lighting and landscaping.

    During the project, drivers can expect intermittent and full closures, lane restrictions and reduced speed limits. There will be a hard closure of the road from SR303 to Sarival Avenue mid-October thru March 2020.

  4. Greenway Road (Sarival Avenue to Cotton Lane)

    Starts: 8/10/20 Ends: 1/29/21

    Widening to four travel lanes and the addition of a traffic signal at Greenway Road and Northwest Ranch Parkway. This project also includes provisions for drainage, sidewalks, bicycle lane, street lighting, landscaping, and turn lanes.

  5. Decide Surprise GO Bond Pavement Preservation Projects begin in August

    The first wave of Decide Surprise General Obligation (GO) Bond Pavement Preservation Projects are underway and will be complete prior to the end of 2018.

    Pavement Preservation will restore the condition of many of the city’s major streets to “excellent condition” over the next two-year project work period, thus increasing safety by improving ride quality and visibility of pavement markings and by reducing stopping distance, road noise, and associated wear and tear on vehicles.

    • The following areas will receive pavement preservation treatments this year:
    • Dysart Road, Greenway Road to Grand Avenue (August – October)
    • Greenway Road, Reems Road to Bullard Road Avenue (August – October)
    • Reems Road, Bell Road to Grand Avenue (August – October)
    • Waddell Road, Dysart Road, to Litchfield Road (August – October)
    • Waddell and Litchfield roads Intersection (August – October)
    • Cactus Road, Reems Road to Bullard Road Avenue (September – October)
    • Dysart Road, Grand Avenue to Bell Road (September – October)
    • Reems and Bell roads Intersection (September – October)
    • Reems and Greenway roads Intersection (September – October)
    • Waddell Road, Bullard Road Avenue to Reems Road (September – October)
    • Reems and Cactus roads Intersection (September – November)
    • Reems Road, Waddell Road to Cactus Road (October – November)

    The work will take approximately three weeks per segment. All project schedules are tentative and are subject to change.

    Pavement Preservation treatment on Bullard Avenue will be scheduled so as to not interfere with the construction occurring on the multi-modal safety improvement project.

    • Projects slated to begin in 2019 include:
    • 163rd Avenue, Grand Avenue to Jomax Road
    • Reems Road, Cactus Road to Peoria Ave
    • Litchfield Road, Waddell Road to Bell Road
    • Greenway Road, Litchfield Road to Dysart Road
    • Bell Road, just west of Dysart to just east of 115th Avenue

    Funding to support GO Bond Pavement Preservation Projects was approved by Surprise voters in November 2017.

    To review the scope of the GO Bond projects, construction timelines, costs and more visit

    For Pavement Preservation questions, please call the City at 623.222.6150.