Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project
The City of Mesa selected
Building Corp. as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
for this project.
Project Hotline - (480) 898-4110
Phase 2 - The
holiday moratorium traffic switch was completed Tuesday,
November 26, and will remain this way until after the first of
the year (November 26, 2013 through January 6, 2014)
with two lanes in each direction and a center lane. During
the holiday moratorium, SRP and Cox Communication crews will be
working off the roadway (north side of Southern Avenue) to
complete the relocation of their overhead lines to underground.
Haydon crews will follow with concrete sidewalks and other
Phase 3 - The improvements on the south
side of Southern Avenue are anticipated to begin February
2014. This schedule is subject to change permitting
weather and equipment breakdown.
Traffic is currently shifted to the south side of Southern
Avenue between Alma School Road and Sycamore with two lanes in
each direction and a center turn lane.
Construction for this project began June 2013 and will
last approximately 15 months (September 2014).
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.
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.
The recommended total award is
$9,843,743.39, which includes $286,710.97 (3%) as a change
Funding for this project is available from the Local Street
Sales Tax (LSST) and 2008 Street Bond Funding.