Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project
The City of Mesa selected
Building Corp. as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
for this project.
Project Hotline - (480) 898-4110
Phase 2 - Traffic
is currently on the south side of Southern Avenue to allow
Haydon to finish the north
side improvements. Currently, there is one westbound lane and
two eastbound lanes of traffic with a center turn lane.
SRP and Cox Communications crews are
working off the roadway (north side of Southern Avenue) to
complete the relocation of their overhead lines to underground.
This work is estimated to take a few more weeks.
Haydon crews will follow with concrete sidewalks and sidewalk
pavers. Streetlight and traffic signal work is continuing
on the north side of Southern Avenue.
Phase 3 - The improvements on the south
side of Southern Avenue are anticipated to begin mid March 2014. This schedule is subject to change permitting
weather and equipment breakdown.
Traffic is currently shifted to the south side of Southern
Avenue between Alma School Road and Sycamore with two lanes for
eastbound traffic and one lane for westbound traffic and a center turn lane.
Construction for this project began June 2013 and will
last approximately 15 months (September 2014).
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.
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.
The recommended total award is
$9,843,743.39, which includes $286,710.97 (3%) as a change
Funding for this project is available from the Local Street
Sales Tax (LSST) and 2008 Street Bond Funding.