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Posted on: July 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Meeting on State Route 88 (Apache Trail)

Route 88

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will host an in-person public meeting as part of an ongoing study of a 7-mile segment of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) between the Fish Creek Hill overlook and Apache Lake Marina Road (milepost 222 to 229), which remains closed to traffic due to extensive damage resulting from a wildfire and large storm events.

The purpose of the SR 88 study is to determine the feasibility of reopening SR 88 to vehicles, identify potential improvements and their cost, and improve the resilience of this roadway to future storm events. 

The SR 88 (Apache Trail) Study, Milepost 222 to 229 meeting is scheduled as follows:

When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. An open house will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The presentation will start at 6 p.m. 

Where: City of Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

As part of the meeting, a presentation will be shown, and ADOT and technical staff will be available to answer questions. Those attending will also be able to provide comments to the study team. For those unable to attend, the meeting presentation and study recommendations will be posted to the SR 88 website at: 

Comments on the study will be accepted through September 15, 2023. Comments can be submitted to ADOT in the following ways: 

  • Mail to: SR 88 Study, c/o Marshall Hayes, Logan Simpson, 51 West Third St., Suite 450, Tempe, AZ 85281; 
  • Phone at (480) 967-1343; or via email at 
  • Email: [email protected].

ADOT is conducting this study in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service. SR 88 is located within ADOT easement on U.S. Forest Service lands managed by the Tonto National Forest and has been designated as a historic and scenic road and National Forest Scenic Byway.

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