Road Closures & Traffic Restrictions

  1. 171st Ave, north of Jomax Rd, closed March 23-24

    Due to pavement preservation work, 171st Ave will be closed north of Jomax Rd to the dead end from approx. 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 through 8 a.m. Sunday, March 24.
  2. Dysart Rd center median work scheduled to begin March 16

    As a part of access control for West-MEC’s campus construction, the school will be constructing a center lane median on Dysart Road, from Market Street to US 60 (Grand Avenue), beginning March 16 through March 25.

    The median will serve as a traffic safety measure, preventing dangerous vehicular turning movements in the area.
    There will be 24-hour roadway restrictions; daytime work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

    Motorists can expect lane restrictions and reduced speed limits while the work is in progress.

    Once the median is constructed, motorists traveling northwest on Market Street will only be able to make right turn movements onto Dysart Road; left turns from Dysart Road to Market Street will be allowed.
  3. 175th Ave closed Sweetwater to Waddell March 18-26

    175th Ave will be closed at Sweetwater Avenue, north to Waddell Road, to install a new sewer line. This will be a 24-hour closure starting at 4 a.m. on 3/18/19 and stopping at 5 p.m. 3/26/19. Detours will be in place.
  4. Bullard Ave closure, Greenway Rd to Tierra Buena Ln, begins 3/25

    A 24-hour closure on Bullard Avenue, from Greenway Road to Tierra Buena Lane, will begin at 4 a.m. on March 25, 2019  and will be in place until 5 p.m., March 29, 2019, for installation of a new water and sewer line.

    Turn movements from northbound Bullard Avenue onto Greenway Road will be maintained during the closure; left turn movements from southbound Bullard Avenue at Tierra Buena Lane will also be maintained.

    Drivers are encouraged to use Litchfield Road or Parkview Place as alternatives.
  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.