Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements          Project No. 10-453-001 (C10453)


Project Updates


The City of Mesa selected Haydon Building Corp. as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for this project.  Project Hotline - (480) 898-4110


Phase 4 -  Eastbound traffic on Southern Avenue is currently shifted to the eastbound curb lane on the south side of Southern Avenue from just east of Alma School Road (near Walgreen's) to Sycamore.  Median improvements and brick pavers on Southern Avenue are just about complete.  On Wednesday, August 13th, through Thursday, August 14th, crews will pave the base course (bottom layer) of asphalt on Southern Avenue from Alma School Road to Sycamore adjacent to the median.  Traffic on Southern Avenue will remain in its current configuration.  Left turns will be prohibited at Longmore and Stewart on Wednesday, August 13th from 5:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm so crews can pave the centers of the intersections.  Police officers will be on site during these operations to assist with traffic.


Traffic Restrictions:

8/13/14 through 8/14/14 - Expects delays for paving (bottom layer).

Traffic is currently shifted to the curb lanes on Southern Avenue from Dobson Road to Westwood with one lane in each direction.  Left turns are permitted at signalized intersections only.  

Project Schedule

Construction for this project began June 2013 and is estimated to be completed November 2014.

Project Details


This is the first project from the City of Mesa's Fiesta District Implementation Plan along Southern Avenue, which seeks to create a uniquely identifiable area for Mesa that is economically vibrant, pedestrian friendly and an active urban destination.  This project will transition Southern Avenue to four lanes (two in each direction) from west of Sycamore to Alma School Road.  Other improvements will include new wider sidewalks and install new landscaping behind the new curbs.  New street amenities will be installed, which include benches, street lighting, pedestrian lighting, trash receptacles, bike racks, and traffic signals.  Colored paving enhancements will be constructed at the intersections of Southern and Alma School, Southern and Stewart, and Southern and Longmore.  Vibrant monument entry signs will be constructed at the intersection of Alma School Road and Southern Avenue and on Southern Avenue west of Sycamore. 

Project Funding

The recommended total award is $9,843,743.39, which includes $286,710.97 (3%) as a change order allowance.  Funding for this project is available from the Local Street Sales Tax (LSST) and 2008 Street Bond Funding.