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Two Lanes of Travel to Open Late Friday Afternoon, June 28th

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will reopen Gilbert Road Bridge late afternoon, 4 p.m., on Friday, June 28, with two lanes of travel between Mesa and State Route 87 (Beeline Highway).

The reopening will provide one lane for each direction in time for weekend and July 4 holiday travel and is the result of an accelerated construction schedule to re-establish an all-weather crossing over the Salt River. Work will continue on the second half of the bridge while traffic moves across the completed portion of the new bridge. Other work activities include the final removal of the old bridge just east of the new structure.

The final completion of the Gilbert Road Bridge project is anticipated late 2024 and when finished, will include two lanes for each direction of travel, a new signal at the Thomas Road intersection at Gilbert Road, and new roads connecting the bridge to State Route 87 and Mesa. The project also features installation of a new storm drain and a new 36-inch waterline as part of SRP’s water delivery system.

MCDOT would like to thank the Gilbert Road Bridge project partners: the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) and the City of Mesa for support during the closure and accelerated schedule. We would also like to thank the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) who provided needed detours and appreciate the patience of the traveling public who had to adjust their driving during the unplanned closure.

For more information please visit the project website at:

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