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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 Security1/11/2021 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1FAD06261D1A4C8E8FA6F3C6B8C5FE5B"><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 Security1/13/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass2AF7744B95294D60BB34B6F2945A3D40"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<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></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;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. 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><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Thursday, January 14, 2021</h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 15, 2021</h3><p>Deer Valley Community Center<br>2001 W Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, January 16, 2021 </h3><p>Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>District 2<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 19, 2021 </h3><p>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 21, 2021 </h3><p>Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 22, 2021</h3><p>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><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);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, January 16, 2021</h3><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. <span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">–</font></span> 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1709Articles and Features1/13/2021 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1709/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice <div class="ExternalClass35598A8725214EE69C4C0F2C9D5FD283"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:<br></p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste:</strong> Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.<br></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.<br></p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Bus and light rail are operating on a weekday service schedule. No RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service windows at transit centers are closed. Visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules" target="_blank"> <strong>valleymetro.org</strong></a><strong> </strong>for more information. <br></p> <p> <strong>Library: </strong>All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting<strong> </strong> <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>phoenixpubliclibrary.org.</strong></a><strong>   </strong><br></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters:</strong> All <a href="/streets/parking-meters" target="_blank"> <strong>parking meters </strong></a>are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>-30-</strong> </span> </p> <p> <br> </p> ​<br></html></div>News

 

 

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