Mesa project affects Gilbert drivers along northern border

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City of Mesa crews are making improvements on Baseline Road from Burk Street (Gilbert side)/24th Street (Mesa) to the Consolidated Canal. The project includes raised medians, street lighting, landscaping, traffic signals, new storm drains and water main segments.

Eastbound traffic narrows to one lane from just west of Burk/24th streets to east of Lindsay Road, then is two lanes to the canal.

Westbound traffic narrows to one lane from Driftwood Drive (Gilbert)/32nd Street (Mesa) to west of Burk/24th streets.

The project began in February and is scheduled to be completed at the end of May.

The city of Mesa is paying the cost of $3.6 million-$3.9 million.

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  1. Am I reading this wrong, or is something IMPORTANT missing? What is missing, methinks, is the work is affecting BASELINE ROAD.
    It would be well to alert folks thinking about using Baseline to the condition.
    Biased news is woefully rampant; let’s hope incomplete news does not become so.

    • Hi Jerry, you make an excellent point. The paper had a label of Baseline Road improvements, and that did not come over when we pulled into the online system. Failing to update that was on me. It’s been done now. I also added a map of the project area. I appreciate you pointing it out.

  2. Ken Charbonneau

    Who, What, When, Where? Where the heck is this project and why are you keeping it a secret? Do you have an editor? A proof reader? A seeing eye dog?

    • Ken Charbonneau

      God help us. The dumb leading the blind. Where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.
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