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MC85 Corridor

Program Overview - West Corridor

MC 85 is a high-volume east-west trucking route to the west of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Development along the road consists of a mix of industrial, agricultural and commercial distribution and warehousing properties. MCDOT commissioned a Candidate Safety Assessment Report (CSAR) for the MC 85 corridor in 2013, which evaluated the safety along the corridor and developed countermeasures to help improve safety. From this report, MCDOT is working on several projects along MC 85 between Baseline Road and Cotton Road to increase capacity, improve safety and make roadway operations more efficient.

Program Segments & Schedule - West Corridor

Description of Work Status

This project would adapt pavement marking and signing of the roadway from Baseline Road to Liberty School Road to include left turn lanes at major intersections, continuous two-way left turn lanes and passing lanes. All existing sign panels, posts and foundations would be replaced. Micro-surfacing would also be completed prior to applying pavement markings.

  • Construction: Complete
Description of Work Status

This project is designing the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of MC 85 at Rainbow Road to increase capacity at the intersection and improve safety.

Project Budget
Phase FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 22 FY 23 FY 2019 to 2023 Total
Scoping
Design
Construction 1,074,000 1,074,000
Project Total 1,074,000 1,074,000
Construction: Summer 2018
Description of Work Status

This project will upgrade signing and striping to assist in improving traffic safety along a stretch of MC 85 between Liberty School Road and Cotton Lane. This segment of roadway is utilized by varied user groups including through traffic, local farm equipment, school busses, and local traffic. The project will upgrade the existing traffic signal at MC 85 and Jackrabbit Trail.

Project Budget
Phase FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 22 FY 23 FY 2019 to 2023 Total
Scoping
Design 260,000 260,000
Construction 2,935,000 2,935,000
Project Total 3,195,000 3,195,000

Construction: Fall 2018

Description of Work Status

This project will study the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of MC 85 at Verrado Way to increase capacity at the intersection and improve safety.

Project Budget
Phase FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 22 FY 23 FY 2019 to 2023 Total
Scoping
Design 112,000 218,000 330,000
Construction 1,370,000 340,000 1,710,000
Project Total 112,000 1,588,000 340,000 2,040,000

Construction: TBD

Questions? Contact the MCDOT Communications Team

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Project Information: (602) 506-3342

Program Overview - East Corridor

MC 85 is a high-volume east-west trucking route to the west of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Development along the road consists of a mix of industrial, agricultural and commercial distribution and warehousing properties. MCDOT is working on several projects along MC 85 between 75th Avenue and 107th Avenue to increase capacity, improve safety and make roadway operations more efficient.

Program Segments & Schedule - East Corridor

Description of Work Status

This project will widen MC 85 from 95th Avenue to 75th Avenue to five lanes, including a center turn-lane or raised median in order to increase roadway capacity and enhance safety. This project will also include constructing sidewalks, improvements to drainage basins and will add turn lanes at each of the signalized intersections as well as update traffic signals. This project will install a traffic signal at the intersection of MC 85 and 79th Avenue to increase roadway capacity and enhance safety as new developments are built along this popular trucking corridor.

Project Budget
Phase FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 22 FY 23 FY 2019 to 2023 Total
Scoping
Design 440,000 1,700,000 2,140,000
Construction 14,260,000 9,138,000 23,398,000
Project Total 14,700,000 10,838,000 25,538,000

Construction: Fall 2018

Description of Work Status

This project will widen MC 85 from 107th Avenue to 95th Avenue to five lanes, including a center turn-lane or raised median in order to increase roadway capacity and enhance safety. This project will also include constructing sidewalks, improvements to drainage basins and will add turn lanes at each of the signalized intersections as well as update traffic signals.

Project Budget
Phase FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 22 FY 23 FY 2019 to 2023 Total
Scoping
Design 305,000 500,000 2,000,000 2,805,000
Construction 1,415,000 16,205,000 17,620,00
Project Total 305,000 1,915,000 18,205,000 20,425,000

Construction: Summer 2020

Project Updates

Posted: November 15, 2018
As previously noted, the start date for the MC 85 Corridor Improvement project on Buckeye Road between 95th Avenue and 75th Avenue has changed. MCDOT now anticipates roadway construction beginning after the New Year.

However, prior to the roadway construction starting, you may notice some utility relocation work starting at the end of November at the intersection of Buckeye Road and 83rd Avenue. This work will take place in and around the intersection. It is expected to occur during weeknight overnight hours (7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) and on occasional weekends. This utility relocation work is expected to last several weeks.

For safety purposes during the hours of work, it is important to note that this work will require lane restrictions and/or lane shifts that will impact traffic. There will be an officer stationed at the intersection as needed to assist in directing traffic.

Posted: October 10, 2018
As of October 10, 2018, construction on MC85: 95th Avenue to 75th Avenue (TT0345) is now expected to begin in January 2019.

Thank you to the corridor business representatives who attended the MC 85 Corridor Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 9. We appreciate your feedback and input as the project moves into the construction phase.

Information shared at the meeting: (1) Fact Sheet         (2) Slideshow and Displays

Questions? Contact the MCDOT Communications Team

Email Us, Program Manager

Project Information: (602) 506-3342