State Route 87 Corridor Development Study

Final Feasibility Report
October 2019

A study is currently underway in Maricopa and Gila counties to evaluate the need and feasibility of potential improvements to a 59-mile segment of State Route 87 (SR 87), located in the central part of the state.

The SR 87 Corridor Development Study (SR 87 CDS) will advance the recommendations identified in an earlier study (SR 87/SR 260/SR 377 Corridor Profile Study, March 2017) by providing more detailed analysis and additional information on the proposed improvements identified in the 2017 study. Proposed improvements include climbing and passing lanes, shoulder improvements, rock fall mitigation and traveler information systems.

The SR 87 CDS area extends nearly 60 miles on SR 87, from Fort McDowell Road (milepost 191) to Green Valley Parkway (milepost 250). The town of Fountain Hills is south of the study area, while the town of Payson is north of the study area. Portions of the corridor are adjacent to the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation and the Tonto Apache Off-Reservation Trust Land.

This portion of the SR 87 corridor provides a key link between the Phoenix metropolitan area and the northeastern part of the state and serves intrastate, interstate and international commerce. The corridor connects Mesa, Fountain Hills and Payson as well as the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and Fort McDowell-Yavapai tribes.

No funding has been identified to implement any of the improvements. The Corridor Development Study helps ADOT to identify and prioritize needs, so that funding can be considered and prioritized against needs statewide.

Study Area Map

State Route 87 Corridor Development Study map

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.