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Phoenix Completes Another Record-Breaking Street Paving Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1652Street Transportation12/7/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1652/Newsroom_Streets_027.pngPhoenix Completes Another Record-Breaking Street Paving Season<div class="ExternalClassC0C2C29FE9A24D70A998AA070A50FF7F"><p>​The city of Phoenix continues to pave more than ever before. The hottest summer on record and a global pandemic did not slow street maintenance crews and contractors who successfully completed the city's busiest paving season yet. These essential workers could not work from home, but with less traffic, pavement projects moved quickly and in a more convenient way.</p><p>Every year since its implementation in 2018, Phoenix's <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/pavement" target="_blank">Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program</a> has broken records. 2019 marked Phoenix's largest paving season yet, tripling the number of major street miles paved than on average. And 2020 was even busier, with approximately 130 more miles of streets treated than in 2019.</p><p>Approximately 590 miles of Phoenix streets received pavement maintenance treatment in 2020 – about 12% of the city's entire street network.</p><p>The Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program brings more benefits than smooth roads to Phoenix. People walking and riding bicycles will also notice improvements. A freshly paved street is a blank canvas – Street Transportation staff examine each roadway for opportunities to improve safety and bicycle connectivity. More than 40 miles of new bicycle lanes were installed and approximately 30 miles of bicycle lanes were upgraded to include buffers in fiscal year 2020. Additionally, more than 3,000 curb ramps were upgraded to meet the most current ADA standards through the 2020 pavement maintenance program.</p><p>"Phoenix residents chose to invest in their future by approving Transportation 2050 and we are fulfilling that choice by improving our city streets at a record-setting pace. Public safety, economic development and education all depend on properly paved streets and it is critical to do as much as we can during the paving season," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation city council subcommittee. "We appreciate the patience of our residents while roads were restricted and the hard work of our staff and crews during this busy season."</p><p>The city of Phoenix also brought innovation to street maintenance in 2020 by introducing the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank">Cool Pavement Pilot Program</a>. Cool pavement was applied at nine locations across the city, covering 36 miles of residential streets in neighborhoods and one parking lot at a city park. This lighter in color asphalt treatment has the potential to offset rising nighttime temperatures in Phoenix, serving as "sunscreen for the road." The program, through a partnership with the city's Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability and Arizona State University researchers, will continue to be evaluated in 2021 to study the effectiveness and durability of the material.</p><p>"Although 2020 has been a challenging year, the city of Phoenix hasn't slowed work toward its ambitious goals," said Mayor Kate Gallego. "With the cool pavement program and the record-breaking street paving season, the Street Transportation Department continues to demonstrate its innovation and commitment to efficiency and effectiveness."</p><p>The accelerated schedule for pavement maintenance continues through 2023. The city's interactive dashboard at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/pavement" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/pavement</a> allows residents to see the program's completed projects and planned projects. The Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program is a five-year program, funded through a Council-approved $200 million advance on voter-approved <a href="http://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">Transportation 2050</a> revenues.</p><p> </p><h3>General Contact</h3><p> Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program, <a target="_blank" href="mailto:pavement@phoenix.gov">pavement@phoenix.gov</a> or 623-825-3444</p><h3>Media Contact​<br></h3><p>Ashley Patton, <a href="mailto:ashley.patton@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a> or 602-292-3704​​ <br> </p> ​<br>​<br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationStreet paving on 7th Street from Peoria to ThunderbirdStreets@StreetsPHX #T2050 #Transportation2050 #PavementMaintenance #CoolPavementtransportation, street maintenance, pavement, street pavingAshley Patton602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/92/Ashley_Patton.jpgHeather Murphy602-292-3883602-495-7271Heather.Murphy@Phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/66/Heather_Murphy.jpgStreetsPHX

 

 

Ceremonial Street Signs Installed to Honor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2494Street Transportation9/23/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2494/Pastor Stewart sign installation.jpgCeremonial Street Signs Installed to Honor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. <div class="ExternalClass1268FBE152344B558EACCEC72938898D"><html> <p>​In partnership with First Institutional Baptist Church, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department on Friday unveiled and dedicated ceremonial street signs at the intersection of 12th and Jefferson streets that honor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., the church's the long-time senior pastor and a prominent community activist. The ceremonial signs are mounted on the intersection's northeast and southwest traffic signal poles to designate the location as Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. Way.<br></p> <p> Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor and District 4 Councilmember Laura Pastor, and District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia joined a host of church and community leaders to give remarks and celebrate the installation of the signs. <br></p> <p> Dr. Stewart, Sr. has served as senior pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church since 1977 and is a community activist who advocates for the spiritual, social and economic needs of the community. He is known for preaching and teaching "Jesus is Justice" in 38 states and 51 countries, and is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his contributions to the community. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.fibcaz.org/drwarrenhstewartsr">Read a complete biography about Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr.</a></p> <p> Phoenix follows a <a target="_blank" href="/streetssite/Documents/Ceremonial_Street_Sign_Procedure.pdf">Ceremonial Street Sign Procedure</a> to honor landmarks and people of historical significance. The signs feature a blue background with white lettering. The requesting organization or individual is responsible for the fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of ceremonial signs, which require City Council approval. The Street Transportation Department fabricates and installs all of the city's street name, speed limit and traffic control signs. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Installation of the signs was approved by City Council during its Formal Meeting on August 31, 2022.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Critical Incident Briefing: September 10th, 2022 – 39th Avenue and Cactus Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/24959/23/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IetHaJZFp8wCritical Incident Briefing: September 10th, 2022 – 39th Avenue and Cactus Road<div class="ExternalClass2A33537CA85B4A8E9FEC3832C2F97A43"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p><p> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an in-custody death which occurred on September 10<sup>th</sup>, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Cactus Road near the employee parking lot entrance of the Phoenix Police Cactus park precinct. Phoenix Police 911 operators received several calls saying a man was armed with a samurai sword and striking the police station fence near the employee gate. </p> <p>The man was later identified as 40-year-old Aaron Baughman.</p> <p>Witnesses saw Baughman walking to the fence by the employee entrance of the precinct and pulling out a sword from his waist band. Baughman then began hitting the fence with the sword for several minutes. </p> <p>A few minutes later, a two-man patrol unit arrived, and the officers got out of their car. Baughman began to move towards the officers with the sword raised. The officers ordered Baughman to drop the sword but he continues in their direction. This is when the officer involved shooting occurred.</p> <p>After the shooting, Baughman remained on the ground as a vehicle pulled up. A man driving the vehicle got out and began walking toward Baughman. The officers gave the man multiple commands to stop. The man did and he was detained. It was later determined he was Baughman's father.</p> <p>Officers provided aide to Baughman until fire personnel arrived. </p> <p>Baughman was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.</p> <p>The sword used by Baughman was recovered on scene. The officers involved in this shooting have been with the department for two years and are assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct.</p> <p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.</p> <p>Public records law requires redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>Video
2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event Virtual Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/439Equal Opportunity9/22/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/439/Newsroom_EOD_006.JPG2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event Virtual Celebration<div class="ExternalClass7CA98B4E30534B60A399AC87F6EDC206"><html> <p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI), Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community will be hosting the <strong>virtual</strong> MCDI 2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.), at <strong>5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.</strong> </p> <p>Every year, the D.A.R.E. honors exceptional individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to the disability community, and for dedicating their lives to enhancing Phoenix's quality of life for all citizens and communities. </p> <p>The award categories this year include Architectural, Business, Nonprofit, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Detective Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award, also known as the Pride of Phoenix Award.<br></p> <p>Join us to honor the awardees and see the incredible work they do each day in their communities and greater Phoenix. </p> <p>To watch the virtual celebration on Oct. 3 or at a later date, visit <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/Youtube.com/CityofPhoenixAZ__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21IKUDTTcpuLq-1Abx9wS4DwUKmjb9tVSN_xG5rmuepzAWcAnLfRizbKfKfq3m9NanxbrvTqM$" target="_blank">Youtube.com/CityofPhoenixAZ</a>. ​<br></p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews

 

 

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