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Posted on: November 17, 2023

TIMP Project Highlight: Apache Junction

Apache Junction

Pinal County’s Road Maintenance and Improvement Fund provides essential revenue for transportation projects not only in the county but also in our cities and towns. The Pinal County half-cent Road Maintenance and Improvement Fund has been a significant and important investment for the citizens and businesses of Apache Junction by helping to fill the shortfall with our legacy Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF).  The purchasing power of the City’s HURF dollars has eroded over the years and the half-cent road maintenance fund has helped mitigate this impact for the City.

The focus of the maintenance fund used by Apache Junction has been street paving and street preservation maintenance.  With the help of these revenues, the City of Apache Junction’s Pavement Condition Index has maintained a “Good to Fair” condition for most of the last twenty years.  Without the fund, the overall condition of our streets would have hovered in the area “Fair to Poor” the majority of the time where citizen complaints and claims would have occurred at a much higher frequency due to more dangerous street conditions (e.g. potholes and uneven asphalt).  

Total statistics to date for Apache Junction with the Excise Tax dollars:

  • 83 lane miles of street repaved
  • 75 lane miles of pavement preservation 
  • 9 lane miles of additional bike lanes 
  • 4 lane miles of additional sidewalk
  • 2 additional signalized intersections 
  • 4 new street drainage improvements 
  • 9 traffic signal safety enhancements  

Lost Dutchman Blvd, Repave, 2021 

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Apache Trail Median Curbs, 2022

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