Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Portion of Maricopa Area’s White & Parker Road to be Closed for Repair

By Joe Pyritz

FLORENCE, AZ – White & Parker Road, which runs north and south just below the City of Maricopa boundary and adjacent to the Ak-Chin Indian Community will be closing for repairs.  White & Parker Road will be closed from Peters & Nall Road south to Lewis Johnson Drive. 


A sink hole opened up near the road after pipes for irrigation water collapsed beneath the road surface.  In order for Pinal County crews to complete the repair and ensure the safety of motorists, excavation work and replacement of the irrigation pipe will begin early this week.  The repairs are expected to take about a week.


Pinal County Public Works recommends using the John Wayne Parkway (SR 347/Maricopa Road) as an alternate north-south route.  Drivers heading north on White & Parker from SR 84, will detour onto Louis Johnson Blvd, over to SR 347 and travel north to Peters & Nall, where traffic will flow back east to White & Parker.  Once back to White & Parker, drivers can resume their northbound travels.


"We are working to notify as many of the nearby industries and businesses as well as the Ak-Chin Community and schools," Chairman and District 3 Supervisor David Snider said.  "Our goal is to minimize inconvenience but make sure our roads are safe and in good condition."


The work is expected to take about a week with possible delays if monsoon activity or heavy rains return.