Central District Projects

State Route 88 (Apache Trail)

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is planning a safety improvement and pavement preservation project along State Route (SR) 88 between milepost (MP) 203.40 and MP 220.20 near Apache Junction, in Maricopa County, Arizona (Figures 1 and 2). The project will occur entirely on land managed by the US Forest Service, Tonto National Forest (TNF).

The scope of work will consist of: 

  • Removing and replacing the pavement between MP 203.40 and MP 220.20, stabilizing the shoulders, paving existing and new turnouts and pullouts
  • Reconstructing the curves at the following locations:
    • Curve 1 – MP 203.40 to MP 203.60
    • Curve 2 – MP 204.24 to MP 204.36
    • Curve 3 – MP 204.43 to MP 204.53
    • Curve 4 – MP 206.32 to MP 206.50
    • Curve 5 – MP 208.20 to MP 208.50
    • Curve 6 – MP 210.40 to MP 210.50
  • Removing a large rock at MP 212.70
  • Repairing the eastbound approach the at Boulder Canyon Bridge
  • Repairing the concrete ford across Tortilla Creek near Tortilla Flat
  • Raising guardrail height to meet current standards
  • Adding new guardrail at the curve at MP 204.24 to shield the embankment fully
  • Installing new signs
  • Marking/striping the roadway

Construction is anticipated to begin in Fiscal Year 2017 and last approximately 12 months. During rock removal activities at MP 212.70, SR 88 will be temporarily closed in both directions. The closure is anticipated to be 6 - 8 hours in duration. Warning of road closure will be provided in Apache Junction, the SR 88/SR 188 junction at Roosevelt Lake, and at the SR 188/US 60 junction in Miami/Globe to allow motorists to find an alternate route. Single lane closures will be required during the construction of the project. Flaggers will be used to control traffic flow within the open lane. Contractor staging during construction will occur within designated staging areas only. No new right of way or easement is anticipated for the project.

For more information, email projects@azdot.gov or call 855.712.8530. If you would like to be notified via email when traffic alerts are issued, please subscribe to the State Route 88 email notification.


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Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. 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 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.