Main Street Utility and Street Improvements,
Phase 2 - Mesa
Drive to Gilbert Road
Project Number 06-044-008
Quarter Section Gas and Water Line Replacement – Quarter
Sections 37B, 37D and 45B
01-555-002, 003 & 004
Seller & Sons has completed
all main line piping. There are a few storm drain laterals
remain on the north side of Main Street between Stapley Drive
and Gilbert Road.
Mill and overlay of all trench lines on Main Street between
Horne and Gilbert Road will commence the week of 8/20/2012 with
concrete adjustments to follow.
Contractor has begun work on punch list items.
Construction on this project began late May 2011 and
is expected to be completed by August 2012.
The City of Mesa has identified the need to replace the
existing city utilities (water, gas, and wastewater lines) on
Main Street between Mesa Drive and Gilbert Road and a small
portion of Mesa Drive south of Main Street. These areas were
evaluated by the City of Mesa’s Water Resources and Resources
Departments and were determined to have reached the end of their
useful life and must be replaced due to their poor condition. In
addition, storm drain capacity is needed on Main Street to
reduce the periodic flooding downstream and within the project
The existing water lines within the project were installed
between 1927 and 1973. The existing gas lines were installed
between 1939 and 1976. Portions of Main Street have a history of
poor drainage during rain storms. The recently adopted Storm
Drain Master Plan recommends additional capacity in the existing
storm drain system in this area to meet current standards and
reduce the potential for flooding. New catch basins will also be
added to meet current requirements.
The wastewater lines were installed between 1943 and 1951.
Inspection of these lines showed advanced signs of aging with
failures or degradation that includes cave-ins, sags and root
Funding for the utilities work is available from the
Preliminary FY 2011/2012 Water and Gas Bond Programs and the
storm drain work from the existing Storm Sewer Bond proceeds.