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Phoenix Kicks Off 2019 Street Paving SeasonPhoenix Kicks Off 2019 Street Paving Season<div class="ExternalClass02F12D0720AD4BBD84B529B4A21E7C17"><p><em>City Crews Set to Triple the Number of Street Miles to be Paved Across Phoenix</em></p><p><em>City to Utilize Pavement Maintenance Program to Enhance Roadway Mobility and Safety  </em></p><p><img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/PRESS%202019Capture.JPG" alt="" style="margin:0px 10px;width:285px;height:394px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, City Council members and crews from the Street Transportation Department today officially kicked off the 2019 street paving season. This year's paving season, which will run through late fall based on weather conditions, is programmed to include the largest number of street miles to be paved in a single season.</p><p>“With T2050 we have dramatically increased our street maintenance investments," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Not only are we touching more streets throughout Phoenix, we're also accelerating the pace at which we get to fix our roadways. Through these combined efforts, we are on track to achieve an optimal a 10-year maintenance cycle on all streets."</p><p>Based on the Council-approved $200 million advancement funded by future street program revenues from <a href="/t2050/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Transportation 2050</span></a>, over the next five years, the City is set to triple the number of arterial and major street miles in its annual pavement maintenance program. The increase in budget for arterial and major streets coupled with the pavement maintenance budget for local and collector streets has created a comprehensive street maintenance program with an annual $90 million budget to address a backlog of aged and deteriorated streets across Phoenix over the next five years. </p><p>“Accelerating our pavement maintenance program is a critical investment in our street infrastructure and our transportation system as a whole," said Councilwoman Debra Stark, chair of the Aviation and Transportation Subcommittee. “I am excited to see these much-needed improvements made to our streets, and I know our residents appreciate it too."</p><p>In addition to keeping the street network in a state of good repair and extending its lifespan, the City's street maintenance program also enhances the safety of the roadway and supports various mobility improvement efforts to help people get around town with greater ease. In preparation for this year's paving season, the Street Transportation Department repaired damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters and installed over 2,660 new ADA-compliant wheelchair accessible ramps at intersections throughout the City. As part of the pavement maintenance program, the department is also looking at opportunities to modify roadway configurations to narrow traffic lane widths on some of the City's roadways to promote a street design that is safer and more accommodating for all road users. </p><p>Approximately 375 street miles are included in this year's pavement maintenance program. During this year's street paving season, the Street Transportation Department is poised to pave approximately 50 miles of the City's most deteriorated arterial and major streets. Some of the arterial and major streets to be paved include: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Bell Road from 35<sup>th</sup> Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway</li><li>Broadway Road from 32<sup>nd</sup> Street to 40<sup>th</sup> Street</li><li>Campbell Avenue from 107<sup>th</sup> Avenue to 99<sup>th</sup> Avenue</li><li>Cave Creek Road from Greenway Road to Bell Road</li><li>Glendale Avenue from 27<sup>th</sup> Ave to 19<sup>th</sup> Ave</li><li>Desert Foothills Parkway from 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue / Chandler Boulevard to 12<sup>th</sup> Street / Chandler Boulevard</li><li>Indian School Road from 56<sup>th</sup> Street to 60<sup>th</sup> Street</li><li>McDowell Road from 67<sup>th</sup> Avenue to 59<sup>th</sup> Avenue </li><li>Pyramid Peak Parkway from Jomax Road to Bookhart Way</li><li>Seventh Avenue from Broadway Road to Elwood Street</li><li>Thunderbird Road from Coral Gables Drive to Cave Creek Road </li><li>Van Buren Road from 67<sup>th</sup> Avenue to 59<sup>th</sup> Avenue </li><li>19<sup>th</sup> Avenue from Greenway Road to Bell Road</li><li>19<sup>th</sup> Avenue from Peoria Avenue to Cactus Road</li><li>40<sup>th</sup> Street from State Route 202 to McDowell Road</li><li>43<sup>rd</sup> Avenue from Bethany Home Road to Glendale Avenue</li><li>67<sup>th</sup> Avenue from Lower Buckeye Road to Buckeye Road </li></ul><p>Pavement preservation treatments, such as fog seal or crack seal, also will be applied to an additional 65 miles of the City's arterial and major streets.</p><p>Approximately 260 local and collector street miles are also set to be paved or receive a pavement preservation treatment during this year. </p><p>All streets included in the pavement maintenance program for 2019 and 2020 are highlighted in an interactive street maintenance map available at <a href="/streets/PavementProgram"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/PavementProgram</span></a>. </p><p>The proposed streets for the 2021 through 2023 pavement maintenance program will be identified based on public input and roadway condition assessments; and will presented to Phoenix City Council for approval in late spring 2019.</p><p>With the increase in pavement maintenance activity, area commuters will see an increase in street restrictions. City crews will work hard to ensure work zone restrictions are lifted in a timely manner to minimize traffic impacts. Area commuters are advised to use caution in work zones. </p><p>For more information about City of Phoenix Pavement Maintenance Program, visit <a href="/streets/PavementProgram"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/PavementProgram</span></a>.</p></div>4/17/2019 7:00:00 AMMonica Hernandez602-350-8853