Beginning Tuesday, May 30 continuing until late September, northbound Los Portones Road traffic from Pinnacle Peak Road will be closed at Rawhide Wash. Residents of the Los Portones Townhomes will still be able to enter and exit the area via Los Portones Road to Pinnacle Peak Road. Residents north of Rawhide Wash will be able to exit to Pinnacle Peak Road but will only be able to enter the neighborhood from Scottsdale Road. This includes the neighborhoods of Pinnacle Peak Villas, Premier at Pinnacle Peak, Ladera and Talera.

The closure is necessary for the installation of a flood gate system that would restrict traffic from crossing Rawhide Wash during flooding. If you have questions about this work, please call our project hotline at 623-825-3444 or email

About the Project
The Rawhide Wash Flood Mitigation Project will reduce flood risk and potential damage to your property and remove more than 850 homes and buildings from the floodplain. The first phase will extend from Pinnacle Peak Road to Miller Road. Activities will include:

  • Construction of new flood walls
  • Improvement of existing walls
  • Aesthetics and Landscaping

The contract for the project has been awarded to Rummel Construction, with construction activities scheduled to continue into summer of 2024.

Construction of the Rawhide Wash Flood Hazard Mitigation Project is now well underway.  The flood control and erosion protection systems being installed along the wash between Pinnacle Peak bridge and Happy Valley Road have created significant safety hazards within the wash corridor. Because of this, Rawhide Wash is no longer available for recreational use to community members. 

The necessary construction activities (open excavations, heavy equipment operation, and material handling/storage) pose serious risks to all persons and pets within the wash. Additionally, pedestrian traffic and recreational uses increase the risks to the employees performing the work. 

Rummel Construction conducts daily safety meetings identifying the risks associated with each operation and determining the safest means to complete the work. It is imperative that community members do the same in respecting the safety hazards associated within this active construction site and do not enter the wash until further notice. 

We are committed to restricting access for the shortest time necessary.  We will notify the community when areas of construction are completed and deemed safe for recreation.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have further questions, please contact our project hotline at (623) 825-3444 or send an email to

Rawhide Wash Flood Hazard Mitigation Project