Pinal County seeking comments on draft 5-year transportation program

Pinal County’s draft 2019 five-year transportation improvement and maintenance program for budget Years 2018-19 through 2022-23 is available for public review and comment through May 10. It is at Updated annually, the transportation program identifies potential funding and establishes a tentative schedule for countywide planning, construction and maintenance projects. After the public comment period, […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Apache Junction, Gold Canyon in 2018

In 2018 the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent covered the ins and outs of the city of Apache Junction and the unincorporated Pinal County community of Gold Canyon, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like the school district going from a four-day school week to a five-day one, whether or not Gold Canyon residents would like […]

Arizona Renaissance Festival traffic-control strategy before state transportation board Jan. 29

An overview of the traffic-control strategy on U.S. Highway 60 for the Arizona Renaissance Festival near Gold Canyon is to be discussed at the Jan. 29 study session of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The item, listed on the meeting agenda as information and discussion only, is to be presented by Randy Everett, central district […]

Active transportation plan to be discussed at Jan. 8 joint meeting of planning, parks commissions

The city’s active transportation plan will be discussed at the Jan. 8 joint meeting of the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Dean Chambers of J2 and city staff members are to present the final […]

Delaware Drive construction to begin Monday, Oct. 15

Construction of roadway improvements for Delaware Drive between Apache Trail and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction is set to begin Monday, Oct. 15. Construction is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridays through next spring. The road work is not expected on weekends or holidays during the construction period, according to a […]

‘Legacy Loop’ bike, walking, horse trail proposed for Apache Junction

A report proposing a route of connected pedestrian and horse trails coined Legacy Loop and suggested thoroughfare alterations to accommodate bike lanes was presented to Apache Junction officials in an Oct. 9 public hearing. The trail system for riding horses, walking and bicycling is part of an Active Transportation Plan being prepared by J2 Engineering […]

State transportation board may vote Friday to reject bids for Apache Junction sidewalk project

Arizona Department of Transportation officials are asking that all bids received for a sidewalk connections project on Winchester Road, from Southern Avenue to 16th Avenue in Apache Junction, be rejected. The state transportation board is to meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the City of Florence Council Chambers, 775 N. Main St. in […]

Community invited to Apache Junction transportation plan meetings

Apache Junction residents are invited to the Multi-Generational Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, for an open house as the city continues to develop its first active transportation plan. Residents are encouraged to attend the second community meeting and open house from 6 to 8 p.m. in room B-117 at the MGC, 1035 […]