Gilbert, Ray roads intersection has left-turn restriction

Drivers will be unable to turn left when traveling north from Gilbert Road onto Ray Road through June 4. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Drivers will be unable to turn left when traveling north from Gilbert Road onto Ray Road through June 4. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Drivers will be unable to turn left when traveling north from Gilbert Road onto Ray Road through June 4. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Drivers will be unable to turn left when traveling north from Gilbert Road onto Ray Road through June 4.

The restriction is part of a project to modify the intersection because of left-turn sight distance restrictions for turning traffic. The town is looking to improve sight visibility in all four directions at Gilbert and Ray roads.


The intersection is one of 10 scheduled to be modified.

Demolition of the islands on the north and south legs of the intersection at Gilbert and Ray roads has started, and streetlights will be relocated.

The $1.3 million project is expected to be completed in July. The Maricopa Association of Governments is funding the project.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.