MARICOPA — The city has announced the long-awaited State Route 347 overpass ribbon cutting will take place July 13.
City, state and federal officials will be present at the historic celebration with the 15-year project finally coming to an end.
The public will be able to walk over the overpass, bypassing the railroad tracks that has caused congestion on John Wayne Parkway for more than a decade.
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The public will be able to enter the overpass starting from Honeycutt Road, and the city recommends that no one attempt to enter from any other point due to it being an active construction zone. All attendees are to be cleared from the overpass by 10 a.m..
The ribbon cutting will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The city staff will be present at the ribbon cutting, coordinating and ensuring safety for the public. Parking and shuttle service will also be available at the Maricopa Unified School District Administration Building at 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.
There will also be a “Park and Walk” option at the MUSD Bus Depot. However, space will be limited and the city encourages the public to take advantage of the shuttle service.