SR 88 intersection in Apache Junction remains closed for roundabout project

An Apache Junction intersection along State Route 88 remains closed as the Arizona Department of Transportation constructs a roundabout that is to enhance safety and increase traffic capacity. The roundabout at SR 88 (North Apache Trail) and Superstition Boulevard is now expected to open before Labor Day. Signs mark alternate routes. West of the intersection, […]

Dogs help officers identify criminal activity at ports of entry

To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units. Between December and May, the two K-9 units, based at the Interstate 10 Ehrenberg Port of Entry near California and the Interstate 40 Sanders Port […]

Drivers face detours for Route 88 roundabout work

An Arizona Department of Transportation roundabout construction project will close the intersection of State Route 88 and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction for 30 days starting Monday, July 9. The work is part of a project to improve capacity and safety at the intersection, according to an ADOT release. The intersection closure is scheduled to be in place […]

Crews set to repair curbs at Val Vista Drive, Superstition Freeway

Repair work is scheduled 4 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 16, at Val Vista Drive and US 60, state transportation officials announced. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the East Valley to use caution in the area as ADOT workers make repairs to concrete curbs. The right two lanes on northbound Val Vista Drive approaching […]

Boulders removed: Road work on Apache Trail

With rock removal work finished, chip seal can now be applied along State Route 88, also known as Apache Trail near Tortilla Flat northeast of Apache Junction. Work was completed on June 12-13, extending in to the afternoon, according to officials at ADOT. The removal of some boulders next to the highway between mile posts […]

$1.2 million road construction project planned for Delaware Drive

Awarding a more than $1 million contract for replacing the asphaltic concrete on Delaware Drive, Apache Trail to Superstition Boulevard, will be considered at the next meeting of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the council chambers for the city of Globe, 150 N. Pine St. […]

Rock removal closes section of Apache Trail

A stretch of State Route 88, also known as the Apache Trail, will be closed near Tortilla Flat northeast of Apache Junction 6 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 13, so that boulders next to the highway can be removed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Removal work began Tuesday morning, ADOT officials stated, adding that drivers on Wednesday should delay […]

Litter clogs freeway drainage systems during monsoon

Trash can block drainage grates or wind up in the nearly 60 pump stations that the state operates along Phoenix-area freeways and that litter can provide even more challenges during monsoons, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. “Pump stations are designed to remove large volumes of water from freeways during storms, with individual pumps […]

ADOT to close road near Tortilla Flat for rock removal

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close State Route 88 in both directions near Tortilla Flat 6 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13, for rock removal as part of an ongoing highway improvement project. Two temporary closures are needed to remove two boulders – Slide Rock and Dive Rock. They […]

Roundabout construction at SR88 and Superstition Boulevard

The Arizona Department of Transportation is converting the existing intersection of State Route 88 and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction into a roundabout and repaving the intersection at Idaho Road one block to the south. The new roundabout is slated to improve drivers’ lines -of sight for traffic merging onto and off of the highway […]