Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project
No. 10-453-001 (C10453)
The City of Mesa selected
Building Corp. as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
for this project.
Project Hotline - (480) 898-4110
Phase 4 - Median
improvements (i.e. brick pavers, irrigation, landscaping etc.) on Southern Avenue
are complete. Over the next several weeks, crews will
be installing bus shelters, median monuments on both Alma School
Road and Dobson Road, amenities, and confetti paving throughout
the project limits.
is currently shifted to the inside median lanes on Southern Avenue from
Dobson Road to Westwood with one lane in each
direction. Left turns are permitted at signalized
9/19/14 (8:00pm) to
9/22/14 (5:00am) - During this closure,
no traffic will be allowed through the intersection. Traffic
will be diverted before the intersection; however, access to the
surrounding businesses will be maintained.
Also during this weekend, the
contractor will be paving the final lift of asphalt along
Southern Avenue from Sycamore to Alma School Road. To complete
these paving operations, Southern Avenue will be closed
nightly only. Eastbound Southern Avenue will be closed for
paving from 8pm Friday, September 19th through 8am
Saturday, September 20th. Westbound Southern Avenue
will be closed for paving from 10pm Saturday, September 20th
through 11am Sunday, September 21st. Striping will
occur on Monday, September 22nd. Traffic will be
reduced to one lane in each direction with left turns at
intersections only. Beginning on Tuesday, September 23rd,
there will be a significant reduction in barricades with valve
adjustments taking place. Valve adjustments will be
completed the week of September 29th.
Construction for this project began June 2013 and is estimated
to be completed November 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.