Construction on this project began in
March 2012 and
is substantially completed.
This project includes widening
Mesa Drive to two lanes northbound and three lanes southbound
between Southern Avenue and US 60. With the exception of
northbound Mesa Drive, each leg of the Mesa Drive and Southern
Avenue intersection will be widened to include three through
lanes, two left turn lanes and a raised median. Northbound
Mesa Drive will have two through lanes, two left turn lanes, and
a right turn lane. The additional third lanes will extend
approximately 1,200 feet in each direction from the intersection
after which the roadway will transition to the existing two
lanes in each direction.
asphalt pavement, sidewalk improvements, and upgraded street
lighting will extend west on Southern Avenue to the Union
Pacific Railroad tracks, east on Southern Avenue to Horne, south
on Mesa Drive to US 60, and north on Mesa Drive to 8th Avenue.
Other improvements will include new traffic signals, two
pedestrian signals on Mesa Drive, lighting, landscaping, bus
pullouts and shelters, water and gas lines, and new storm
drains. The project will also relocate SRP irrigation
facilities and underground Salt River Project (SRP) electric
lines. City of Mesa electric lines in Mesa Drive from 10th
Avenue north to 8th Avenue will be underground with City utility
funds. The water, gas, and storm drain improvements will
continue north to Broadway Road to connect to recently installed
As part of an en
hancements package for this gateway route
from US 60 to the downtown area, the Mesa Drive portion of this
project will feature enhanced landscaping and hardscape,
detached sidewalks, decorative walls, upgraded bus shelters,
decorative median columns, and monument signs at the US 60.
The recommended total award amount
for this project is $25,765,150.87 based on a GMP of
$24,538,238.92, plus an additional $1,226,911.95 (5% allowance
for City requested change orders). Funding is available
in the FY 11/12 Streets Capital, Streets Bond, Water Bond,
Electric Bond, Gas Bond, and Maricopa Regional Transportation
Plan (RTP) funds.