Street Transportation Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1069Street Transportation3/19/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1069/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngStreet Transportation Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassFE2BEC926BAF4D75B6AF24F905B71794"><html>​<a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a>  <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em style="font-size:13.3333px;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br><strong>Paving season has started. Will our streets still be paved and striped?<br></strong>Yes, paving and other street rehabilitation is continuing on the accelerated schedule as approved by City Council.<br><br><strong>Will current construction projects like the 24th Street Bridge continue?</strong><br>Yes. Scheduled projects that are currently underway will continue. <br><br><strong>Is landscape maintenance going to continue on the quarterly schedule on the website?</strong><br>Yes. As of right now, landscape maintenance will continue as scheduled.<br><br><strong>(PERMITS) I need a utility, right-of-way, block party, special event or revocable permit. Will those be issued?  </strong><br>Utility, traffic control and revocable permits are still being processed. Special event and block party permits are not being issued for events taking place between now and at least May 4, 2020. This guidance may change. <br><br><strong>I</strong><strong>s the city approving Special Events in the Right-of-Way?</strong><br>No, the city has suspended scheduling any special events in the right-of-way through at least May 4, 2020.<br><br><strong>Will street sweepers still clean my neighborhood streets?</strong><br>Yes. As of right now, street sweeping will continue as scheduled.<br><br><h3>Damage or Malfunctions</h3><strong>What do I do if there's a pothole? </strong><br>Call (602) 262-6441 or use <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService</a>.<br><br><strong>A traffic signal is malfunctioning, what do I do?</strong> <br>Call (602) 262-6021 of use<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if there is a street light outage?</strong> <br>Call (602) 495-5125 or use<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>Are parking meters operational and do I have to pay for parking?</strong><br>Yes. Please continue using parking meters.<br><br><strong>What do I do if a parking meter is not working or has malfunctioned?</strong><br>Report meter malfunctions to (602) 495-6769.<br><br><strong>What do I do if a street sign missing or damaged?</strong><br>If it is a sign that regulates traffic (Stop, Yield, etc.) call (602) 262-6441. If it is a street name sign or other non-regulatory sign (block watch, point of pride, etc.),<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span><a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if my sidewalk is broken/damaged?</strong><br>Call the Street Transportation dispatch number to report the address and location of the problem at (602) 262-6441 or report the issue on <a style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;" href="https://phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService​</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br><strong>What do I do if there are trees down or debris in the road?</strong> <br>Call the Street Transportation dispatch number to report the address and location of the problem at (602) 262-6441. If there is debris or downed trees on private property, do not call this number. City employees do not do tree or damage removal on private property. We recommend you call a professional service to assist with problems on private property.<br><br><strong>What do I do if there is flooding in my area?  </strong><br>Do not drive through a flooded road. Turn around and find an alternate route. Many times it is impossible to see if there is debris or damage to the road underneath the water. To report severe street flooding or blocked roads, call (602) 262-6441. Routine flooding from heavy downpours will usually resolve itself.<br><br><h3>Micromobility (Shared Bikes & Scooters)<br></h3><strong>​Will eScooters still be rentable?</strong><br>eScooter service is provided by a vendor, currently just a company called Spin. It will be up to the vendor if they choose to change parameters of their program.<br><br><strong>Will Grid bikes still be rentable?</strong><br>Like eScooters, Grid bikes are provided by a vendor. It will be up to the vendor if they choose to change parameters of their program.<br><br><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Street Transportation Pavement Dashboard Earns International Awardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1511Street Transportation9/17/2020 10:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1511/Newsroom_Streets_020.jpgStreet Transportation Pavement Dashboard Earns International Award<div class="ExternalClass319C9786EFA04E1EA2759E7D16A2ADE9"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The Street Transportation Department’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team this month earned international recognition by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) which annually reviews nominations from organizations using geospatial information systems to improve service delivery. Street Transportation’s <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=330600c87dff4a8a8ac1759701d2d730&folderid=95b30070d48947d3a58617aca9fb4dac">Interactive Pavement Maintenance Dashboard</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> was recognized as the Exemplary Systems in Government winner.</p><p>To improve the way information about major paving projects is shared with the public, Street Transportation GIS engineers created an interactive pavement maintenance dashboard. This tool, officially launched in July 2019, allows anyone to view near real-time paving and resurfacing treatment information from anywhere with an internet connection, with versions in English and Spanish, desktop and mobile. </p><p>The system has proven useful for residents, neighborhood leaders, civic organizations, businesses and public officials who want to know when or where road rehabilitation work will be taking place. The Street Transportation Department created the system as part of its Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program which triples the number of streets receiving rehabilitation and maintenance annually through 2023.</p><p>URISA described the interactive dashboard saying: “In summary, this is considered to be an outstanding application. It has a very focused purpose and has demonstrated significant ROI ranging from the engagement it has fostered through to the internal government efficiency it has created, as well as spreading the awareness of the power and value of GIS throughout the organization. The application was well thought out and planned, using the right technology and embracing the end-user community and crowd sourcing. It is a great example of GIS not only leading but also changing how municipal business gets done.”</p><p>Prior to the launch of the <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=330600c87dff4a8a8ac1759701d2d730&folderid=95b30070d48947d3a58617aca9fb4dac">Interactive Pavement Maintenance Dashboard</a>, the Street Transportation Department created a GIS ‘pin drop’ map to crowdsource information on street pavement in need of maintenance. People were able to add points to the map in three categories: potholes, rough roads and other pavement issues. There was no limit on the number of pins an individual could place and personal information was not required. Nearly 7,300 pin drops were captured through this application. </p><p>This community input was then overlaid with objective, scientific data obtained from a van that uses sophisticated instruments to detect pavement condition on the city’s nearly 5,000 miles of roads. Street Transportation staff used the combined data to develop the plans for each specific road and treatment type shown on the Interactive Pavement Maintenance Dashboard.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Tests Use of Cool Pavement to Mitigate Heat Island Effecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1389Street Transportation7/9/2020 11:16:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1389/Newsroom_Streets_019.jpgPhoenix Tests Use of Cool Pavement to Mitigate Heat Island Effect<div class="ExternalClass9769686192504F419CF6F5A583CA1EA7"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span></p> <p>Something really ‘cool’ is happening in Phoenix…literally! The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is launching a pilot study to evaluate cool pavement treatment.</p> <p>Asphalt collects and retains heat during the day and releases it slowly at night. Phoenix is among several cities that are experiencing the urban ‘heat island’ effect due to the retention of heat within the built environment. US Environmental Protection Agency data shows the difference in nighttime temperatures in heat island areas can be as much as 22 degrees hotter than temperatures measured outside the heat island. Higher nighttime temperatures lead to more energy consumption, more greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and other harmful effects.</p> <p>Cool pavement is lighter in color than traditional asphalt or other seal coatings. Cool pavement reflects back the sunlight that hits it. Because the surface reflects, rather than retains heat, cool pavement has the potential to offset rising nighttime temperatures in Phoenix. It should also help cool neighborhood areas that don’t have much shade from the sun.</p> <p>Cool pavement is not a paint treatment. It is a water-based asphalt sealant that is applied on top of the existing asphalt pavement. It's made with asphalt, water, an emulsifying agent (soap), mineral fillers, polymers and recycled materials. It contains no harmful chemicals and bonds with the asphalt layer underneath.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img style="margin:5px;width:250px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" alt="Side-by-side temperature readings" src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Cool_Pavement_04_72DPI.jpg" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> <p>University researchers will be taking measurements and collecting data over several years to evaluate the results and determine if cool pavement helps mitigate the heat island effect and if those effects are sustainable over time.</p> <p>Because the Phoenix area climate is unlike other major cities, the study team will also assess how the material holds up against 300 days of sunshine, monsoon storms, high temperatures and daily traffic.</p> <p>Esteban Park at 32nd Street and Roeser Road was the first site to receive cool pavement treatment. Eight other locations where streets were in good condition but were due for a surface treatment were selected in consultation with the Mayor and Council offices.</p> <p>To learn more about cool pavement, please visit phoenix.gov/streets/coolpavement.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
​Signal Timing at HAWK Pedestrian Signals Modified to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclistshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1350Street Transportation6/18/2020 8:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1350/Newsroom_Streets_018.jpg​Signal Timing at HAWK Pedestrian Signals Modified to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists<div class="ExternalClass22060BC3843049B3A39E8F614D11E28A"><html> <p>To help increase safety as more people are walking and riding bicycles, the Street Transportation Department reprogrammed its HAWK pedestrian signals to minimize time people spend waiting to cross the street at its HAWK signals. HAWKs are traffic signals that allow people to cross the road safely and operate in a YELLOW–RED–FLASHING RED sequence to alert drivers that there are people who need to cross the road. All HAWKs will be programmed to minimize wait delays by as much as 50 percent.  </p><p><br>“What this means is that people seeking to cross the road will have shorter wait times before the HAWK signal begins alerting drivers to stop. In many cases, when people activate the signal by pressing the ‘Walk’ button, they will not experience a wait before the signal cycle starts,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said.</p><p><br>“More and more people are getting outside for recreation and as the weather heats up, this is a step we can take to keep people moving comfortably and safely around the city,” Mayor Gallego added.</p><p><br>Some HAWK signals had a 60- to 90-second delay between activations. The gap between activations at most HAWKs will now be only 30 to 40 seconds.</p><p><br>“With fewer cars on the roads, decreasing the wait time for people walking or riding bikes will discourage people from crossing the road without the signal,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, who chairs the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. “The reprogramming of the HAWKs will be a permanent change to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.”</p><p><br>HAWKs that are programmed to coordinate with nearby traffic signals will continue to work in a coordinated fashion but wait times were also improved at these locations.  </p><p><br>The changes resulted from close collaboration between the Street Transportation Department’s Office of Pedestrian Safety, the Active Transportation Program and pedestrian and bicycle advocacy groups. </p><p><br>“As an organization, we are more effective when we work together with community members and elected officials,” Street Transportation Director Kini Knudson said. “Monthly meetings between our staff and pedestrian and bicycle advocates are resulting in good, actionable ideas to improve safety throughout the city.”  </p><p><br>Unlike standard traffic signals, HAWKs only operate when a person pushes the crossing button. Vehicles are free to move when the signal is dark and no one is waiting to cross the road. </p><p><br>Phoenix currently has 65 HAWK signals and they have all been updated in recent weeks. For a map of the HAWK locations or to learn more about how to use HAWK signals, go to <a href="/streets/hawk" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(38, 114, 38);">phoenix.gov/streets/HAWK</span></a>. The user guide is available in English and Spanish.</p><p><br>Learn more about the Street Transportation Department at <a href="/streets" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/streets</a> and follow the department on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclistshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1333Street Transportation6/10/2020 11:18:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1333/Newsroom_Streets_017.jpgPhoenix Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists<div class="ExternalClass793ECA8465AF4DB3B090B72B64A74078"><html> <p>Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced that Phoenix once again earned the Bronze-level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community for its commitment to making the city a better, safer place to bicycle. Phoenix is the fifth largest U.S. city and joins 482 communities across the country in the pursuit of safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes Phoenix for its commitment to improving transportation corridors and recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.</p><p><br>“We are committed to making bicycling easier and safer for our residents,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix currently has 1,062 bike lane miles with that number continuously growing. Multi-modal transportation, in which bicycles play an important part, is the key to a healthier and more equitable future.”</p><p><br>“With support from the Mayor and City Council, the Street Transportation Department created the Office of Pedestrian Safety and the Active Transportation Program as proof of a lasting commitment to improving safety and active transportation options citywide,” said Kini Knudson, Phoenix Street Transportation Director. </p><p><br>Since 2002, the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly America program has accepted more than 1,800 applications for awards and there are currently nearly 500 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  </p><p><br>“Phoenix made the cut and although we are happy with the Bronze award, we will continue to work with the community to make wise investments in bicycle infrastructure so we can improve our designation in the next evaluation,” Knudson said.</p><p><br>“Whether people are commuting to work, exploring trails or bicycling for fun and fitness, Phoenix has something for everyone,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, who chairs the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. “With the Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program, each paving project is a blank slate to reimagine how the road is used. Street Transportation is evaluating each paving project to see where new bike lanes can be added.”</p><p><br>“Across the country, we have seen so many Americans biking during the pandemic. It’s critical that communities like Phoenix are taking steps to make biking a safe, accessible option for people,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists.</p><p><br>The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets standards for how communities build and mark progress toward safer and better bicycling options. The Bronze level award recognizes Phoenix’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bicycle infrastructure, bicycle education, adult and youth bicycle safety programs, events like Bike to Work Day, public input and more. </p><p><br>To learn more about the BFC program, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://bikeleague.org/community">bikeleague.org/community</a>.</p><p><br>Learn more about the Street Transportation Department at <a target="_blank" href="/streets/">phoenix.gov/streets</a> and follow the department on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">@StreetsPHX</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p> <p><strong>About the League of American Bicyclists</strong><br>The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bikeleague.org">www.bikeleague.org</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Youth Activity Books Deliver Important Safety Messageshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1176Street Transportation4/29/2020 9:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1176/Newsroom_Streets_015.jpgYouth Activity Books Deliver Important Safety Messages<div class="ExternalClass1D40FC2F16C243C6BF3C95A2FBEFE21C"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span></p> <p>Young people can learn how to safely cross streets, access public transit, walk to schools and libraries and more through City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department's HeadsUp! Pedestrian Safety Activity Book. The colorful, engaging activity book is available in English and Spanish at <a target="_blank" href="/streets/headsup"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.phoenix.gov/headsup</span></a>.<img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Activty_Book_Cover.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:219px;height:285px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></p> <p>Packed with lessons and fun safety activities, the book is aimed at youth from ages 7 to 12. Parents, grandparents or guardians who are looking for educational activities can use the book as a teaching tool by printing select pages or the entire book.</p> <p>An online answer key is provided in English and Spanish as well. To get the answer key, children complete an online safety pledge that they can print and keep.</p> <p>Learn more about the Street Transportation Department at<a target="_blank" href="/streets"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/streets</span></a> and follow the department on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/StreetsPHX"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@StreetsPHX</span></a>.</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Phoenix Officially Begins 2020 Paving Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1008Street Transportation3/3/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1008/Newsroom_Streets_014.pngPhoenix Officially Begins 2020 Paving Season<div class="ExternalClass2C12C8F283BC4A10A9C204B215EC4B66"><html> <p>This week, Phoenix officially began another year of paving more than ever before. Pavement maintenance work is tied to temperature, and with the warmer spring temperatures here to stay, Street Transportation crews and contractors are out in full force. Phoenix has accelerated the pavement maintenance for its roadways due largely to the Council-approved $200 million advance from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.t2050.org">Transportation 2050</a> street program revenue.</p> <p>In 2019, the city <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/721">set a record</a>, tripling the number of major street miles paved and totaling more than 290 miles. During the colder weather months, December through February, the department has been working ahead to complete prep-work for more than 100 miles of streets.</p> <p>Although weather, utility coordination and other factors can affect pavement maintenance schedules, the 2020 paving season currently has over 200 miles of overlay planned – it will surely be another banner year.</p> <p> <img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Feb202015thAveCamelback.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:475px;height:358px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /> </p> <p>The first location to receive new pavement in 2020 is 15th Avenue between Thomas and Camelback Roads (pictured). After the pavement work is complete, the road will receive freshly painted traffic lane striping to include the addition of buffers to the existing bicycle lanes. This safety improvement is also part of Transportation 2050.</p> <p>To see when and where we will be paving through 2023, as well as learn about the various pavement maintenance treatments, visit the interactive dashboard at <a title="" target="_blank" href="/streets/accelerated">phoenix.gov/streets/accelerated</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets
Grand Canalscape Completed, Grand Celebration February 15https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/955Street Transportation2/14/2020 11:55:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/955/Newsroom_Streets_013.jpgGrand Canalscape Completed, Grand Celebration February 15<div class="ExternalClass4000563462C84CDBB67CAE0350028A6F"><html> <p>Transformative. That is the one word that sums up the award-winning city of Phoenix Grand Canalscape project, a 12-mile multiuse trail stretching from the I-17 to the Tempe border. Previously the dirt path sat mostly unused for anything other than canal maintenance work. Today, the Grand Canalscape is an attractive, lighted and landscaped route for bicycle and pedestrian use. </p><p>“This ambitious city project is complete now,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “People are surprised when I tell them that Phoenix has more canal miles than Venice or Amsterdam. Today we are integrating the canals into our communities to improve neighborhood access, add new public art spaces and contribute to a healthier Phoenix by introducing them as a recreational amenity.”</p><p>The Grand Canal arcs across Phoenix, providing an efficient route for bicycle and pedestrian commuters and provides important connections to bus and light rail lines, as well as the region’s growing pedestrian and bicycle network.</p><p>The Grand Canalscape, which will be the focus of a public grand celebration on Saturday, February 15, is fully ADA accessible and features new pedestrian bridges, new traffic signals to allow safe road crossings, artist-designed shade structures and seating areas. Along the path, there are 17 connections to neighborhoods for easy access on and off the canal.</p><p>“We are working hard to make the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists in Phoenix, and we have installed High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signals and Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) where the Grand Canalscape crosses our streets,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams said.  She chairs the city’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. These crossing signals are activated only when a pedestrian or bicyclist needs to cross a road and stay dark unless activated.</p><p>“This project is a great example of the longstanding partnership between the City of Phoenix and Salt River Project (SRP),” said Kini Knudson, Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix, which managed the construction project. “SRP has been a superb partner every step of the way, sharing the city’s goal to improve connectivity by introducing this amazing new recreational asset to our residents and visitors.”  SRP manages the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation canal system in the Valley.  </p><p>“The completion of both phases of the Grand Canalscape project – the single-largest multiuse segment on SRP’s canal system – enhances connectivity to the Valley’s canal bank recreation system,” said Jim Duncan, manager of SRP’s Field Consulting Services. “Now, Valley residents will have the ability to walk, run or bike from the I-17 freeway in Phoenix to Tempe Town Lake and connect to other trails along the way.”</p><p>The Grand Canal was developed in the 1870s to bring water from the Salt and Verde rivers to the arid Salt River Valley region. It is the oldest remaining pioneer canal on the north side of the Salt River.</p><p>“The Grand Canalscape was a great way to leverage a federal TIGER grant to improve this important piece of Phoenix history and enhance safety by constructing a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle path,” said Karla Petty, Federal Highway Administration Arizona Division Administrator within the U.S. Department of Transportation (FHWA USDOT). “We applaud the City of Phoenix for using innovations and safety technologies promoted by FHWA like the advanced pedestrian crossing signals.”</p><p>TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery and the USDOT awarded $10.3 million for the project. Grand Canalscape was built in two phases that were completed in November and January. The first phase of the project was completed in partnership with the SRP Aesthetics Program. The second phase was made possible through the TIGER grant and the SRP Aesthetics Program.</p><p>The Grand Canalscape project recently won the Build Arizona award from the Association of General Contractors’ Arizona chapter. Build Arizona awards recognize excellence in project management, contribution to the community, sensitivity to the environment, innovation in construction techniques and a commitment to safety.</p><p>On Saturday, February 15, the canal will be alive with activity and entertainment when Mayor Gallego and City Council members host the <a href="/streets/grandcanalscape" target="_blank">Grand Canalscape Grand Celebration</a>.  </p><p>The free, all ages event is February 15 starting with a kickoff ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and continues until noon. The ceremonial grand opening will be just east of Central Avenue between Central High School and Brophy College Preparatory Academy. The event features sponsored entertainment and food and includes a variety of interactive activities along the canal from 9th Avenue to 7th Street (approximately one mile). </p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p><strong>Supplemental Sidebar Details</strong><br><span style="color:darkblue;">About Canal Multi-Use Trails</span><br>Canal multiple-use developments such as the Grand Canalscape in Phoenix are a growing trend in the Valley and currently more than 80 miles of multi-use trails have been developed on the canal banks. SRP has allowed licensed recreational use of the canal banks since 1964 when the first recreational use agreement was signed by Maricopa County for the Sun Circle trail, a multi-purpose trail that circles the Valley following nearly 68 miles of canal. Since then, other cities have constructed paved and lighted bike paths, bankside landscaping and public art features.</p><p><span style="color:darkblue;">About SRP</span><br>SRP is the largest provider of water and power to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, delivering raw water to 11 Valley cities through a 131-mile canal system from a service area covering more than 375 square miles and a 13,000-square-mile watershed.</p><p><span style="color:darkblue;">About the US DOT Federal Highway Administration</span><br>The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreets



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