A project to enhance safety by adding bike lanes and sidewalks along a 5-mile stretch of Main Street (Apache Trail) in east Mesa is starting in early February, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Main Street, which once operated as the old Highway 60 route in the area before the addition of the nearby US 60 Superstition Freeway, will be improved between Sossaman and Meridian roads. The roadway will have two lanes in each direction, reduced from three, to provide room for new bike lanes and sidewalks. Construction will include improvements to drainage and roadway lighting systems.
Crews are scheduled to start work as soon as Feb. 5 by setting initial work zones along Main Street between Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and Meridian Road. Access to local businesses will be maintained. Most work will take place on weekdays with at least one lane open in each direction. Some weekend and weeknight work may be needed at times.
The $38.5 million Main Street improvement project, also known as the 60X project, is expected to take two years to complete. ADOT will turn this stretch of Main Street over to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation when the project is finished. To learn more about the project and to subscribe for updates, please visit azdot.gov/60X-corridor.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site ataz511.gov and via the AZ511 app (download free for Apple and Android devices). ADOT also provides highway condition updates via its Twitter/X feed, @ArizonaDOT.