Construction to Close Connection Between Library Lots


The Mesa Public Library Safety Improvements project is gearing up to start the week of April 29.

The road between the main parking lot (near Oppenheimer Drive) and the overflow parking lot (where Farmers’ Market is held) will be closed for the next six to eight weeks. Access to the west parking lot is available from Oppenheimer Drive, and access to the overflow parking lot is available from Bathtub Row.

Two handicap parking spaces by the library will be available and can be accessed from Bathtub Row. The library will remain open during the construction and provide full service as usual, maintaining regular hours and offering the usual abundance of summer programming.

The planned safety improvements will enhance pedestrian access as well as motorists’ ability to see pedestrians. These improvements include additional sidewalks, a total of three pedestrian crossings, a new larger drive-up book drop, and a change to the traffic flow from two-way traffic to one-way traffic (west to east) between the library’s main parking lot and the overflow parkinglot.

Due to the construction activity, patrons are urged to exercise caution, use the provided pedestrian pathways, and to be aware of ongoing construction activities.

Patrons returning books will need to park in one of the two library lots and walk their books to either the book drops adjacent to the library front doors or the book drop at the checkout/circulation desk.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or send an email to

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