Phoenix Metro Area Projects

U.S. Route 60: Crimson to Ironwood Study

Frequently Asked Questions

Does ADOT currently own the right of way needed to widen the existing freeway?

No new right of way is needed for this proposed freeway widening project. However, it is possible that implementing the full-access interchange at Meridian and realigning Meridian Road would include the need to acquire new right of way. One purpose of the EA is to determine the extent of new right of way that would be needed for each reasonable alternative. Individuals with questions regarding property acquisition or relocation are encouraged to contact ADOT Right of Way online or at 602.712.7316.

What is happening at the US 60 and Meridian?

The US 60 / Meridian Road Interim Traffic Interchange project will construct a new west-half interchange with an eastbound exit ramp and a westbound entrance loop-ramp. Auxiliary lanes will also be added between Signal Butte and Meridian roads. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2014 and will be complete by the end of 2015. For more information, visit the project page.

Why wasn't the freeway widened several years ago when ADOT had other nearby construction underway?

The allocation of funds and the annual schedule of projects are prioritized and scheduled by the State Transportation Board, with input from the public. To learn about the funding and schedule of projects in the ADOT 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, please visit STB website.


Whom do I contact about the traffic-light timing near the freeway on- and off-ramps?

The local municipalities usually have jurisdiction of the traffic lights and oversee the timing of the lights. Please reach out to the city of Mesa at or 480.644.2160 or the city of Apache Junction at or 480.982.1055 with concerns or suggestions about traffic-light timing.