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Safety project to improve stretch of Main Street starting in Mesa

Safety project to improve stretch of Main Street starting in Mesa

January 31, 2024

Work will resurface roadway, enhance safety with sidewalks, bikes lanes

PHOENIX – A project to enhance safety and preserve business access along a 5-mile stretch of Main Street (Apache Trail) in east Mesa is starting in early February, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Main Street, which once operated as the old Highway 60 route in the area before the addition of the nearby US 60 Superstition Freeway, will be improved between Sossaman and Meridian roads. A key aspect of the project is improving drainage conditions, based on a recent drainage study by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. The project will provide improved access and safety for businesses along the road, including enhanced roadway lighting. Due to local and regional roadway system improvements, shifting from three to two lanes in each direction will still maintain system capacity. New infrastructure also will include installation of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and bike lanes. Crews are scheduled to start work as soon as Feb. 5 by setting initial work zones along Main Street between Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and Meridian Road. Access to local businesses will be maintained. Most work will take place on weekdays with at least one lane open in each direction. Some weekend and weeknight work may be needed at times.

The $38.5 million Main Street improvement project, also known as the 60X project, is expected to take two years to complete. ADOT will turn this stretch of Main Street over to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation when the project is finished. To learn more about the project and to subscribe for updates, please visit azdot.gov/60X-corridor

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov and via the AZ511 app (download free for Apple and Android devices). ADOT also provides highway condition updates via its Twitter/X feed, @ArizonaDOT.