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 3 -  Traffic is shifted to the north side of Southern Avenue with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane.  The contractor is completed with demolition and existing streetlight removal.  The contractor is currently working on storm drain laterals and fiber optic installations. Grade and installation of curb and gutter along the south side of Southern Avenue are coming along.   


This schedule is subject to change permitting weather and equipment breakdown.  


Traffic Restrictions:

Traffic is currently shifted to the north side of Southern Avenue from Dobson Road to Westwood with one lane in each direction and a center turning lane.  

Project Schedule

Construction for this project began June 2013 and will last approximately 15 months (September 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.