ADOT to discuss future SR 88 (Apache Trail) improvements during Sept. 19 meeting in Apache Junction

Public invited to comment about project that starts in 2017

PHOENIX – A project to make several safety improvements along State Route 88, also known as the Apache Trail, will be discussed during the Apache Junction City Council’s meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19.

Project Map of SR 88 (Apache Trail) Improvement ProjectThe Arizona Department of Transportation will deliver a presentation about the SR 88 Improvement Project, slated to start in spring 2017, as part of the council meeting. Members of the public are invited to provide feedback or other comments following the ADOT project team’s presentation.

The Apache Junction council meeting is scheduled as follows:

When: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19
Where: City Council Chambers
            300 E. Superstition Blvd.
            Apache Junction

The project is being designed to make the following planned improvements along a 17-mile section of SR 88 (from milepost 203 near Apache Junction to milepost 220 east of Tortilla Flat):

  • Reconstruction to adjust curves at six locations
  • Paving several vehicle pullouts along the roadway
  • Existing guardrail repairs
  • Preserving the existing pavement 
  • Updating signs and pavement markings

The work also will make repairs to a wash crossing near Tortilla Flat and remove rocks to limit potential rockfall.

Public comments about the project also can be emailed to ADOT at [email protected] or mailed to ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., Mail Drop 126F, Phoenix 85007. The ADOT project information line is 1.855.712.8530.