Southern Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project
No. 10-453-001 (C10453)
The City of Mesa selected
Building Corp. as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
for this project.
Project Hotline - (480) 898-4110
Phase 4 - Eastbound traffic on Southern Avenue
currently shifted to the eastbound curb lane on the south side of Southern
Avenue from just west of Alma School Road (near Olive Garden) to
Sycamore. Westbound traffic remains in its current
configuration (westbound curb lane). Median
improvements on Southern Avenue have begun and crews continue to prep
the subsurface of the roadway for curb and median installation
Crews have begun the installation of brick pavers in the
middle medians on Southern Avenue. The week of July 28,
the entry monument foundations on the southwest corner of Alma
School Road and Southern Avenue will be installed.
is currently shifted to the north side of Southern Avenue from
Dobson Road to Westwood with one lane in each
direction. Left turns are permitted at signalized
Construction for this project began June 2013 and is estimated
to be completed November 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.