Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements          Project No. 10-453-001 (C10453)


Project Updates


The City of Mesa selected Haydon Building Corp. as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for this project.  Project Hotline - (480) 898-4110

Phase 4 -  Median improvements on Southern Avenue are complete.  Crews are current;y working on installing the Fiesta District entry monuments on the northwest and southwest corners of Alma School Road and Southern Avenue.  Aspahlt stamping will take place this week as the intersections of Stewart, Longmore, and Alma School Road receive the diamond shaped medallion.  SRP is scheduled to relocate their communication line on the 69kV poles the week of October 27th.  Once SRP is completed, Haydon's crews will finish with miscellaneous items throughout the project.        

Traffic Restrictions:

Crews will begin asphalt stamping operations at the intersections of Stewart, Longmore, and Alma School Road on Southern Avenue.  Each intersection is expected to take approximately two days to completeLeft turns will be prohibited as this work takes place.

Tuesday through Friday (OCT 21-24) – Stewart/Southern Avenue

Thursday and Friday (OCT 23-24) – Longmore/Southern Avenue

Tuesday through Wednesday (OCT 28-30) – Alma School Road/Southern Avenue

Project Schedule

Construction for this project began June 2013 and is estimated to be completed November 2014.

Project Details

This is the first project from the City of Mesa's Fiesta District Implementation Plan along Southern Avenue, which seeks to create a uniquely identifiable area for Mesa that is economically vibrant, pedestrian friendly and an active urban destination.  This project will transition Southern Avenue to four lanes (two in each direction) from west of Sycamore to Alma School Road.  Other improvements will include new wider sidewalks and install new landscaping behind the new curbs.  New street amenities will be installed, which include benches, street lighting, pedestrian lighting, trash receptacles, bike racks, and traffic signals.  Colored paving enhancements will be constructed at the intersections of Southern and Alma School, Southern and Stewart, and Southern and Longmore.  Vibrant monument entry signs will be constructed at the intersection of Alma School Road and Southern Avenue and on Southern Avenue west of Sycamore. 

Project Funding

The recommended total award is $9,843,743.39, which includes $286,710.97 (3%) as a change order allowance.  Funding for this project is available from the Local Street Sales Tax (LSST) and 2008 Street Bond Funding.