A Class III Cultural Resources Survey of 133 Acres Along the Apache Trail, State Route 88, Between Mileposts 203.40 and 220.20, near Apache Junction, Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Erick Laurila; Lesley Hudson

Year: 2015


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) are planning a spot improvement and pavement preservation project along State Route (SR) 88, also known as the Apache Trail between Milepost (MP) 203.40 and MP 220.20, northeast of the town of Apache Junction, Maricopa County, Arizona. The construction project would involve milling the existing pavement and replacing it with new pavement; stabilizing shoulders, paving existing and new turnouts and pullouts; removing a large rock above the roadway at MP 212.70; repairing the concrete ford at Tortilla Creek; repairing the eastbound approach at the Boulder Canyon Bridge (ADOT Structure #193); four spot roadway repairs; selected curve reconstruction; traffic sign installation and relocation including a new digital message sign at WB MP 211.03; raising guardrails and installing new end caps to meet current standards; adding new guardrail at the curve at MP 204.24; and striping the paved roadway. A temporary construction easement would be required.

The area of potential effects (APE) is defined as a 30-foot-wide corridor on either side of SR 88 centerline between MP 203.40 and MP 220.20 for pavement preservation, shoulder stabilization, and pavement of existing turnouts and pullouts; a large boulder removal area measuring approximately 1,200 ft by 700 ft at MP 212.70; staging areas at EB MP 201.90, EB MP 208.00, EB MP 208.40, WB MP 213.00, and EB and WB MP 214.50 that extend outside of the 30-foot-wide corridor on either side of the SR 88 centerline; and the six curve reconstruction locations listed above that also extend more than 30 ft from the SR 88 centerline.

This is submittal number 6.

Cite this Record

A Class III Cultural Resources Survey of 133 Acres Along the Apache Trail, State Route 88, Between Mileposts 203.40 and 220.20, near Apache Junction, Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District, Maricopa County, Arizona. Erick Laurila, Lesley Hudson. 2015 ( tDAR id: 435716) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8435716

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Apache Euroamerican Historic Hohokam

Ceramic Chipped Stone Concrete Glass Ground Stone Metal Pipe

Site Name
Apache Trail AR-03-12-03-189 AR-03-12-03-446 AR-03-12-03-510 AR-03-12-03-538 AR-03-12-03-541 AR-03-12-03-544 AR-03-12-03-545 AR-03-12-03-546 AR-03-12-03-548 AR-03-12-03-549 AR-03-12-03-550 AR-03-12-03-551 AR-03-12-03-552 AR-03-12-03-554 AR-03-12-03-555 AR-03-12-03-556 AR-03-12-03-592 AR-03-12-03-603 AR-03-12-03-604 AR-03-12-03-605 AR-03-12-03-737 AR-03-12-03-773 AR-03-12-03-774 AR-03-12-03-775 AR-03-12-03-790 AR-03-12-03-791 AR-03-12-03-792 AR-03-12-06-218 AZ 11:7:16 (ASM) AZ U: 11:62 (ASM) AZ U:7:12 (ASM) AZ U:7:15 (ASM) AZ U:7:17 (ASM) AZ U:7:19 (ASM) AZ U:7:20 (ASM) AZ U:7:21 (ASM) AZ U:7:22 (ASM) AZ U:7:23 (ASM) AZ U:7:34 (ASM) AZ U:7:41 (ASM) AZ U:7:42 (ASM) AZ U:7:43 (ASM) AZ U:7:44 (ASM) AZ U:7:45 (ASM) AZ U:7:46 (ASM) AZ U:7:64 (ASM) AZ U:7:65 (ASM) AZ U:7:66 (ASM) AZ U:7:67(ASM) AZ U:7:68 (ASM) AZ U:7:69 (ASM) AZ U:7:7 (ASM) AZ U:7:8 (ASM) AZ V:5:197 (ASM) Boulder Creek Bridge Mormon Flat Bridge Tortilla Flat Show More

Site Type
Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Bridge Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Isolated Artifact Isolated Feature Masonry Structure Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Road Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Road Alignment Rock Alignment Rock Pile Rock Shelter Telephone Line Transmission Line Water Tank

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1900 to 1920 (Dating for the site AR-03-12-03-541)

Calendar Date: 1915 to 1930 (Dating for the site AR-03-12-03-545 and AR-03-12-03-546)

Calendar Date: 1880 to 1920 (Dating for the Euro-American phase of site AR-03-12-03-603)

Calendar Date: 1905 to 1920 (Dating for the Euro-American phase of site AR-03-12-03-544)

Calendar Date: 1300 to 1450 (Dating for the Hohokam phase for site AR-03-12-03-548)

Calendar Date: 1903 to 1940 (Dating for the Euro-American phase of site AR-03-12-03-189)

Calendar Date: 450 to 1450 (Dating for the Hohokam phase of site AR-03-12-03-189)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.476; min lat: 33.48 ; max long: -110.809; max lat: 33.638 ;

Record Identifiers

ADOT Project No.(s): 088 MA 198 H8112 01C

Federal Project No.(s): 088-A(202)T

TNF Permit No.(s): TON845

LSD Technical Report No.(s): 125645

Submittal Number(s): 6

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