ADOT emphasizes caution along ‘historic, winding’ State Route 88

With a project to resurface the roadway and construct improvements along a 17-mile stretch of State Route 88 complete, “the keys to safety on this historic, winding roadway remain obeying the speed limit, staying alert and not driving impaired,” Arizona Department of Transportation officials advised in a release. ADOT has finished $6.5 million worth of improvements […]

1 dead in Oct. 20 vehicle accident on SR88 north of Apache Junction

One male victim died and one was injured when the vehicle they were riding in on State Route 88 north of Apache Junction rolled 20 feet and landed on its roof, a fire official said. Superstition Fire and Medical District was dispatched Oct. 20 to the accident about six miles north of Apache Junction in […]

State Route 88 road restrictions north of Apache Junction Oct. 1-4

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are improving and enhancing roadway safety on 17 miles of State Route 88 through Tonto National Forest lands, beginning approximately 3 miles north of Apache Junction and ending 7 miles east of Tortilla Flat (milepost 203 to 220). Construction 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-4 includes […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]