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MESA TODAY

DRIVING IN MESA: CONGESTION LEVELS

To create multimodal travel solutions to improve traveling in and through Mesa, it is important to understand where current congestion issues occur. As illustrated on the right, congestion levels vary throughout the City.


  • Congestion on Major Streets: The majority of major streets evaluated have moderate to low congestion levels.

  • Areas of Concern: Portions of Ellsworth Road, McKellips Road, Power Road, Pecos Road, Val Vista Road, Mesa Drive, and Broadway Road and have the highest congestion levels in the City.

  • Top 5 Congestion Intersections:

    1. Ellsworth Road/Germann Road

    2. Ellsworth Road/SR 24

    3. Ellsworth Road/Pecos Road North

    4. Ellsworth Road/Pecos Road South

    5. Sossaman Road/Pecos Road

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BIKING IN MESA

A complete, connected bike network that is comfortable and safe for people of all ages and abilities is critical to making riding a bicycle a viable transportation option for travel in Mesa. In Mesa today, there are over 272 centerline miles of bike facilities and over 21 miles of shared use paths.

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PUBLIC TRANSIT

A strong public transportation network is a key component to a great transportation network. Public transportation provides important access and connectivity to key destinations and regional access to employment, education, shopping, and services. Transit services in Mesa are provided by the City and Valley Metro, the regional public transportation authority for the Phoenix metropolitan area.

  • Mesa Downtown Buzz : A free neighborhood 23-passenger bus provided by the City that connects visitors to major bus routes and other attractions in Mesa including Mesa Arts Center, library and more. 

  • Mesa Fiesta Buzz Service: The Fiesta Buzz is a free neighborhood circulator provided by the City, connecting the Fiesta District, Asian District, and Mesa Riverview. 

  • High Ridership Locations: High ridership stops occur largely along Main Street through downtown Mesa and at the Superstition Mall Transit center.

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GOODS MOVEMENT

The efficient movement of freight, goods, and packages is extremely important to Mesa and the region’s economic prosperity. Locations surrounding the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, along Country Club Drive, along US 60, through downtown Mesa, and along SR 24 experience the highest heavy truck usage.

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