Oborne: State Route 88, Lost Dutchman Boulevard will kill again

Yes, the corner of State Route 88 and Lost Dutchman Boulevard will kill again. Already two deaths in the last nine years, in addition to 20 accidents requiring police attendance. As this is an Arizona Department of Transportation intersection, at the suggestion of the good folks at Apache Junction City Hall, I wrote to our […]

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 […]

Drivers face delays on State Route 88 east of Tortilla Flat

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for delays while crews apply chip seal on State Route 88 beginning near Tortilla Flat and continuing for 7 miles east toward Roosevelt Lake. SR 88 will be narrowed to one alternating lane of travel while work takes place. Work began Monday, Sept. 10, and continues […]