The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are improving and enhancing roadway safety on 17 miles of State Route 88 located through Tonto National Forest lands, beginning approximately 3 miles east of Apache Junction and ending 7 miles east of Tortilla Flat (milepost 203 to 220).
Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2017, and final project completion is anticipated in late summer 2018. The project will rehabilitate the existing pavement within the project limits, and includes the following:
- Adjusting roadway curves at six locations
- Paving selected pullouts
- Updating signage and pavement markings
- Repairing the concrete ford across Tortilla Creek near Tortilla Flats
- Removing rocks to limit rock fall onto the roadway
- Removing and replacing guardrail
- Most construction will occur during daylight hours, Mondays through Thursdays.
- No weekend or holiday construction is anticipated.
- Temporary lane closures will be required, with reduced speeds in the construction zone.
- One lane of traffic will remain open during paving with flaggers on site to direct motorists through the work zone.
- Drivers should allow extra travel time and plan for delays while construction is underway.
For More Information
Call Coralie Cole, Community Relations project manager, 602.501.4899