Master Studies

Stormwater Management Program - 2022

In December 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that requires small municipalities to participate in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program and obtain a stormwater permit.  The rule intends to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff through actions implemented by the operators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), such as the system operated by the City of Apache Junction.  The city is one of a number of Arizona communities required to obtain a permit.

The City of Apache Junction Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) was created in March 2003 to satisfy the NPDES Phase II Regulations. The city is required to submit its plan to comply with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality which enforces the NPDES. The SWMP is a comprehensive document that describes the policies and procedures the city implements to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, pollutant discharges to and from the MS4. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the impacts of urban runoff to stormwater and to protect the receiving water bodies from the negative impacts of pollution from the city.

Stormwater Management Plan

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Strategic Plan - 2016

The Apache Junction Comprehensive Transportation Study was a joint effort by the City of Apache Junction and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).  The goal of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Strategic Plan is to identify strategies and tools to allow the City to manage its diverse multi-modal transportation network more efficiently.  ITS includes technologies and systems that are integrated into the transportation network and include components such as traffic signals, cameras, message boards, and software to operate and manage the devices.
Final Report
Newsletter #1
Newsletter #2

Comprehensive Transportation Study - 2012

The Apache Junction Comprehensive Transportation Study was a joint effort by the City of Apache Junction and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to develop a long-range multi-modal transportation plan to address the City’s most critical current and future transportation needs. The principal focus of the transportation plan was to address the growing demands placed on the City’s local roads and streets. In addition, the plan examined public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian needs, and additional multi-modal opportunities necessary to accommodate growth and development.

Executive Summary

Final Report

Transit Feasibility Study Update - 2012

The Transit Feasibility Study, an update of a study conducted by Lima & Associates in 2005, is an element of the Apache Junction Comprehensive Transportation Study. The Transit Feasibility Study Update examined the various modes of public transportation that could be implemented both within Apache Junction and between Apache Junction and other areas. The study recommends levels of transit service to be implemented at the 60,000, 75,000, and 130,000 population thresholds used in the Comprehensive Transportation Study.

Executive Summary

Final Report

Street Circulation and Access Study - 2003

The Street Circulation and Access Study recommend a street circulation and access plan for the City of Apache Junction in the area bounding Idaho Road, Old West Highway, Goldfield Road, and Apache Trail. The report identifies roadway improvements and the costs associated with such improvements.

 Street Circulation and Access Study

FEMA Flood Risk Report - 2016

FEMA recently identified several Areas of Mitigation Interest within the corporate boundary of Apache Junction. FEMA recognizes that Apache Junction may not have the resources of larger surrounding communities and thus wanted to aid Apache Junction in further defining flood risk potential and in developing a Floodplain Management Plan. A Floodplain Management Plan will allow Apache Junction to understand its flood risk better and to make floodplain management decisions that consider all possible mitigation alternatives or the consequences of those alternatives.  The link below will take you to the “Apache Junction Flood Risk Report” prepared by FEMA.


USACE Floodplain Delineation Study (Weekes Wash) - 2003

The purpose of this study was to document the findings of hydrologic and hydraulic investigations of a selected reach of Weekes Wash, including the Palm Wash breakout.  This study is to be used for planning purposes as a guide to assist the city in formulating floodplain management decisions.

Floodplain Delineation Study of Weekes Wash

Stormwater Master Plan - 2002

The purpose of the Stormwater Master Plan is to develop concept stormwater and drainage facilities such as drainage channels, storm drains, and regional retention/detention basins within the City of Apache Junction.
Stormwater Master Plan

Hydrology Report - Volume I

Hydrology Report Appendixes - Volume II