Freeway ramp construction requires seven-month closure of Meridian Road at US 60 in East Valley starting Jan. 5

PHOENIX – Meridian Road is scheduled to be closed in both directions at US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in the Apache Junction area for approximately seven months, starting Monday, Jan. 5, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure will be in place to allow crews to build two new ramps connecting Meridian Road to US 60. There currently are no freeway ramps at Meridian Road.

As part of an $8 million project, an eastbound US 60 off-ramp and westbound on-ramp will be constructed at Meridian Road.

Although drivers will not be able to use Meridian Road to cross over the US 60 due to the ramp construction, access to local businesses both north and south of US 60 will be maintained.

While Meridian Road is closed at US 60, Signal Butte Road or Ironwood Drive will serve as north-south alternate routes to cross the Superstition Freeway. Drivers can then use Southern Avenue or Baseline Road to reach Meridian Road.

Meridian Road is expected to reopen to traffic by late July.