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 -  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. 


Traffic Restrictions:

Traffic 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 intersections only.



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.

Map of Closure(s)

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.