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Phoenix Lands $17.5 Million Federal BUILD Grant for Safety Improvements https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1521Street Transportation9/24/2020 4:48:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1521/Newsroom_Streets_024.pngPhoenix Lands $17.5 Million Federal BUILD Grant for Safety Improvements <div class="ExternalClassB8590214C1B24FE29551AD9F4EBE2FD8"><html> <h4>  Signals, Medians & More for 3.2 Mile Stretch of 35th Avenue</h4> <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Phoenix nearly $17.5 million through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant. The grant will be used to make a series of safety improvements on the busy 35th Avenue corridor between Interstate 10 and Camelback Road.  </p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="/streets/35thavesafety">35th Avenue Safety Corridor Project</a> consists of improvements that advance safety, mobility and economic development in the project area. Targeted improvements include:</p> <ul> <li>Installing three new pedestrian hybrid beacons (illuminated pedestrian-activated signals) along 35th Avenue at/near the Coronado Road, Grand Canal Multi-Use Path and Turney Avenue intersections to increase mid-block pedestrian crossing opportunities.</li> <li>Installing raised medians at various locations throughout the project corridor to provide greater vehicle separation and a safe refuge to pedestrians without restricting existing traffic movements.</li> <li>Rebuilding nine signalized intersections to modern standards that allow for support of new traffic technologies and safer operations.</li> <li>Installing LED street lighting along the west side of 35th Avenue, completing dual-sided lighting throughout the corridor and improving safety for drivers and pedestrians.</li> <li>Milling and overlaying the pavement between McDowell Road and Camelback Road to provide a smooth driving surface and reduce future maintenance needs.</li> <li>Installing broadband fiber optic cable to improve the corridor’s capacity for data sharing and allowing for the future integration of autonomous and innovative technologies.</li> <li>Updating traffic signal programming to improve roadway efficiency.</li> </ul> <p>Not only does this project improve safety, the addition of broadband fiberoptic cable will enhance economic opportunity in the corridor. </p><p>“This segment of road currently serves 250 small businesses and 8,000 employees across a wide spectrum of business sectors, including manufacturing and distribution,” Mayor Kate Gallego explained. “This addition of the most modern infrastructure will spur the attraction and expansion of businesses in this area.”</p><p>“This is an area where many students and families walk or bike by necessity – to get to work, school or local businesses,” Vice Mayor Betty Guardado said. “Adding the signals for mid-block crossings will make it safer for all road users, but especially for people on foot or riding bikes. As a city, we will continue to prioritize safe and accessible streets.”</p><p>“The plans incorporate raised medians to guide traffic and also give people walking or riding bicycles a safe place to wait while crossing the road,” said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “The safety aspects and enhanced economic opportunities will be a welcome addition to the area.”<br>Traffic signal optimization is another goal of the 35th Avenue Safety Corridor Project. A 2019 study concluded that traffic signal modernization could reduce travel times by nearly 20 percent, potentially saving 90,000 hours for commuters annually.</p><p>“Investment in transportation infrastructure is vital to improving safety. The BUILD grant is an extremely competitive process and receiving a grant to increase safety on one of Phoenix’s busiest roadways by implementing innovative technology will reduce travel time and improve quality of life. I appreciate U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s commitment to provide grants that will improve the city’s surface transportation infrastructure and I’m grateful for the city staff who worked on this important funding opportunity,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee.</p><p>This grant requires a local match of $7.4 million, which the city will fund using <a target="_blank" href="https://t2050.org">Transportation 2050</a> (T2050) revenues and Arizona Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF), commonly referred to as the gas tax. This initial grant award triggers a series of next steps, including environmental surveys, that will need to be completed before construction can begin. It is anticipated that construction on these improvements could start in late 2022 with a goal of completing construction in the first half of 2025.</p> <p> <strong>About the Project Area</strong> <br>Diverse land uses across this corridor include multi-family residential, commercial and industrial developments along with multiple K-12 schools, two community parks and the campus of Grand Canyon University. This corridor was identified as a T2050 Safety Corridor. T2050 is a voter-approved 35-year sales tax that allows the city to place special focus on transportation, mobility and connectivity needs.</p><p>This area of Phoenix is a predominantly young area with 33 percent of the population under the age of 18 and likely to attend one of the 10 K-12 schools in the corridor. Safe access to schools in the area will be enhanced by the addition of signalized mid-block crossings and medians near schools. More than half of the population is between age 18 and 65.</p><p>The 35th Avenue corridor is one of the highest ridership areas for bus routes in Phoenix with an average of 5,200 daily riders.</p><p>The portion of 35th Avenue between I-10 and Camelback Road is a pedestrian safety ‘hot spot’ where a higher number of pedestrian-related collisions and injuries have occurred in recent years. Increased lighting, signalized mid-block crossings and raised medians will contribute to overall safety, but especially safety for pedestrians.</p><p><a target="_blank" title=""><img src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Proposed%20Improvements%20w%20Text.JPG" alt="Diagram Showing Location of Proposed Project Improvements" style="margin:5px;width:490px;vertical-align:middle;float:none;" /></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationYoung man entering crosswalkStreets#T2050 #BUILDGrant #HeadsUp BUILD Grant, T2050, 35th Avenue, Pedestrian Safety, Traffic Signals, Crosswalks, School SafetyHeather Murphy602-292-3883602-495-7271Heather.Murphy@Phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/66/Heather_Murphy.jpgAshley Patton602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/92/Ashley_Patton.jpgStreetsPHXThis portion of the 35th Avenue corridor serves 10 K-12 schools, two parks and Grand Canyon University

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0EF2C448AC7648F3B490591B6EBA29D5"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClassC4D254E34F544EC49EA0E8E32919FA84"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed first and Drive-Thru Testing sites are listed further down the page.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, Oct. 19, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>Council District 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020</h3><p>Black Family and Child Services of Arizona<br>1522 E. Southern Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 23, 2020</h3><p>Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council District 2 & 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Oct. 26, 2020</h3><p>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd.Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>Council District 6<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020</h3><p>Matthew Henson Community Center<br>1150 S. 7th Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p> </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24</h3><p>Betty H. Fairfax High School<br>8225 S. 59th Lane, Laveen, AZ<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a href="http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com" target="_blank">http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com</a></p><p>Kingdom In the Valley Christian Church <br>11640 N 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Osborn Middle School<br>1102 W Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647    </p><h3>Saturday, November 7</h3><p>Grand Canyon University<br>5115 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>St. Jerome Catholic Church<br>10815 N 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 14</h3><p>El Reposo Park<br>6000 S 7th Street, Phoenix 85042<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Maryvale High School<br>3415 N 59th Ave.,  Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 21</h3><p>Sevilla  Elementary School<br>3851 W Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5       </h3><p>Alhambra High School<br>3839 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Orangewood Elementary<br>7337 N 19th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Espiritu Community Development<br>4848 S 2nd St, Phoenix AZ 85040<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix AZ 85041<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>  </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Last Day to Request an Early Ballot Quickly Approachinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-clerk/1576City Clerk10/19/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1576/Newsroom_Clerk_010.jpgLast Day to Request an Early Ballot Quickly Approaching<div class="ExternalClass6EC02E85251E486C92B1E51C9B7CFEF9"><html> <p>Friday, Oct. 23, is the last day for registered voters to request an early ballot by mail for the upcoming City of Phoenix Mayor and Council Election. In this election, voters who reside in the City of Phoenix will elect a Mayor and decide on a ballot measure related to the Alternative Expenditure Limitation (Home Rule). Additionally, voters residing in City Council Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 will elect Council Members.</p> <p>Individuals who wish to vote in person rather than by mail, can visit any voting site. Voting sites are available at this time through Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Hours of operation may vary by location. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, voting sites will be open to voters from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Locations are designated throughout the county and can be found by visiting <a href="https://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/" target="_blank">Locations.Maricopa.Vote</a> or calling 602-506-1511. Voters are required to provide identification at in-person voting locations before receiving a ballot.</p> <p>Make sure you and everyone you know is <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>#BallotReady!</p> <p>For more information on the upcoming election visit <a href="/cityclerk/elections/" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/elections</a>, call 602-261-VOTE (8683), email phoenixelections@phoenix.gov or follow us on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PHXClerk" target="_blank">@PHXClerk</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerkNews

 

 

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