State Route 88 (Apache Trail) Study, Milepost 222 to 229

State Route 88 (Apache Trail) Study, Milepost 222 to 229



In late 2022 the state legislature appropriated funding for a study of the 7-mile section of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) east of the Fish Creek Overlook to  Apache Lake Marina Road (mileposts 222-229) that was closed in 2019 due to extensive roadway damage and rock debris.

The focus of the study is to determine the feasibility of reopening SR 88 to vehicles, identify potential improvements and their cost and improve the resilience of this roadway to future storm events. Based on the study findings, ADOT can determine how best to proceed.

Study Area Map

SR 88 Study Map

ADOT is currently preparing a Design Concept Report and Environmental Overview, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), to identify potential improvements. ADOT anticipates the study will be completed late 2023.

Public Meeting

ADOT is hosting an in-person public meeting to seek input on the study recommendations. The meeting will be held:

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
    • An open house will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. 
    • The presentation will start at 6 p.m. 
  • City of Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction

Study Comments

Comments on the study will be accepted through September 15, 2023. Comments can be submitted to ADOT in the following ways: 

  • During the in-person meeting
  • Email at [email protected]
  • Phone at (480) 967-1343
  • Mail to: SR 88 Study, c/o Marshall Hayes, Logan Simpson, 51 West Third St., Suite 450, Tempe, AZ 85281

Meeting documents

Public Meeting Notice

Fact Sheet


Presentation recording

Welcome Display Board

Alternative Description Board

Environmental Overview Display Board

Engineering Issues Display Board

Environmental Resources Display Board

SR 88 Preferred Alternative Cross Section Board

Roll Plot Final 1

Roll Plot Final 2

Roll Plot Final 3


Draft Design Concept Report (Draft DCR)

SR 88 Initial Design Concept Report

Appendix A: Roll Plots

Appendix B: Environmental Overview

Appendix C: Draft Geotechnical Assessment

Appendix D: Resilient Analytics


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