SR 88 reopens between Roosevelt Lake and Apache Lake

7 miles of SR 88 remains closed between mileposts 222 and 229

PHOENIX –  State Route 88 reopened Monday just west of State Route 188, once again allowing access between Roosevelt Lake and Apache Lake, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Rockfall had closed the road at milepost 242, 2 miles west of Roosevelt Lake, while crews removed earth and rocks.

However, a section of SR 88 remains closed indefinitely between the Fish Creek Hill scenic overlook at milepost 222 and the Apache Lake Marina turnoff near milepost 229. This is because extensive damage occurred last year from flooding out of the Woodbury Fire burn scar. 

Motorists can now access Apache Lake by taking State Route 188 to SR 88 west. High clearance vehicles are recommended on this unpaved section of SR 88. Motorists can access Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flat using SR 88 from Apache Junction. This is a paved segment of the highway.

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