2021 Street Transportation Department Year End Reviewhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2189Street Transportation12/23/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2189/cool pavement image newsroom crop.jpg2021 Street Transportation Department Year End Review<div class="ExternalClass7267561598714EEDA0810A52893F38A5"><html> <p>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department's mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and convenient movement of people and goods within the city, and to support citywide infrastructure to improve quality of life for Phoenix residents.<br></p><p>The efforts of department staff during 2021 held true to that mission, as shown through the completion of significant projects and facilitation of impactful initiatives. These are the major highlights from the 2021 calendar year.</p><p><strong>Paving Season</strong> <br>The annual paving season began in March, when 55th Avenue received mill and overlay from Pinnacle Peak to Happy Valley Road. The season ended in November, with the completion of Grant Street from I-17 to 19th Avenue. In all, 518 miles of city roadway received paving treatments in 2021. That number includes all work completed as part of the city's <a target="_blank" href="/streets/accelerated-pavement-maintenance-program">Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program</a>. </p><p>Breakdown of pavement treatment projects:</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Major streets</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>64 miles paved (mill and overlay)</li><li>45 miles treated with other pavement preservation (fog seal, fractured aggregate surface treatment, micro or slurry seal)</li><li>87 miles crack sealed</li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Local streets</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>21 miles paved (mill and overlay)</li><li>220 miles treated with other pavement preservation (fog seal, fractured aggregate surface treatment, micro or slurry seal)</li><li>81 miles crack sealed</li></ul><p>Additionally, 3,724 pedestrian ramps were upgraded to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and to meet federal requirements.</p><p><strong>Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program</strong><br> During August 2021, the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/accelerated-pavement-maintenance-program">Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program</a> celebrated the completion of more than 500 miles of paving since its inception in 2019. In 2018, City Council authorized $200 million in <a href="/t2050" target="_blank">Transportation 2050</a> (T2050) funding over five years to accelerate pavement maintenance. </p><p><strong>Cool Pavement Program</strong><br> In October, the next phase of the city's <a target="_blank" href="/streets/coolpavement">Cool Pavement Program</a> began as work crews started <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2113" target="_blank">applying a cool pavement seal coat to neighborhood streets within the boundary of 19th and 15th avenues between Broadway and Roeser roads in South Phoenix</a>. <br></p><p>This next round of the ongoing program and study will analyze two new asphalt coatings that have higher reflective values than the material applied to nine select citywide sites in 2020. One coating is the same light gray color and the other is a darker gray. City staff and researchers from Arizona State University also will analyze the durability of the coating during this next phase. </p><p>In September, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2064">the results of the first year of the program and study were announced</a>, which showed that the average surface temperature in test locations is 10.5 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit lower than traditional asphalt at noon and during the afternoon hours, and that surface temperatures at sunrise averaged 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit lower.  </p><p><strong>7th Street Bridge Over the Rio Salado</strong><br> After an expedited six-month repair and reconstruction project, the <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2043">7th Street bridge reopened on August 28</a>. Following a gas utility line fire, the bridge, and city trails under the bridge, had been closed since February 28. Approximately 40 percent of the structure was damaged and needed to be demolished and rebuilt. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df6hJw4RQxU">Watch a time-lapse video of the demolition and reconstruction project</a></p><p>Interesting project facts:</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>20 new rebar-reinforced concrete girders were installed, each weighing 191,000 pounds</li><li>Repouring of the driving surface required 705 tons of concrete</li><li>The bridge deck was poured on August 6, requiring a convoy of more than 80 concrete trucks</li><li>Handrails along the entire bridge were replaced and updated to meet current safety standards</li><li>The new portion of the bridge has a 75-year lifespan</li></ul><p><strong>3rd and 5th Avenues Improvement Project</strong><br> Finished in phases throughout the year and fully realized on November 23, the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdAnd5thAvenues">3rd and 5th Avenues Improvement Project</a> added upgraded and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on both roadways between Washington Street and McDowell Road. </p><p>The project also improved traffic circulation around the downtown area by converting both roads from one-way to two-way traffic between Washington and Roosevelt streets. Other improvements included upgraded traffic signals, landscaping enhancements, the addition of shade structures, and new pavement and roadway striping.​ <br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2167" target="_blank">The project also features the city's first two-way protected bicycle lane that runs along 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road</a>. A <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdAnd5thAvenuesNorth">future project</a> on 3rd and 5th avenues north of McDowell Road, currently in the planning phase, will continue the two-way protected bike lanes up to Thomas Road.</p><p><strong>Road Safety Action Plan</strong><br> To improve safety for all users of Phoenix's roadways, the department is developing a <a target="_blank" href="/streets/roadsafety">Road Safety Action Plan</a>. In November, the community engagement phase of that process began with a citywide virtual public meeting. Community input is integral to the formation of the plan, and through February 2022 residents are encouraged to participate in an <a target="_blank" href="https://live.metroquestsurvey.com/?u=kq5n5y#%21/?p=web">online interactive survey</a>. </p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="/streets/roadsafety">Road Safety Action Plan</a> will address these key priorities:</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of data and current conditions</li><li>Establish a clear vision and mission to unite residents, stakeholders and staff across multiple city departments with a common goal</li><li>Determine a High Injury Network (HIN) that identifies problem locations and helps determine solutions and prioritization</li><li>Provide inclusive public engagement in the planning process</li><li>Create new and modernize existing safety evaluation tools</li><li>Provide a system of recommendations that respond to data and public input, and connect to the 4 E's of Traffic Safety: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education</li></ul><p><strong>Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet – Always Stop on Red!</strong><br> In November, the department's Pedestrian Safety section debuted a new public service announcement, titled <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/LYMtwQWUvFw">“Always Stop on Red!"</a>. It was created in collaboration with PHXTV and is the second video safety message as part of the department's <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI">“Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet"</a> series. </p><p><strong>HAWK Pedestrian Signal Crossings</strong><br> The department installed its 70th HAWK pedestrian signal crossing in December at 7th Avenue and Cocopah Street. A <strong>H</strong>igh-intensity <strong>A</strong>ctivated cross<strong>W</strong>al<strong>K</strong> (HAWK) signal is a traffic control device that helps facilitate the safe flow of pedestrians and bicyclists. </p><p>Throughout 2021, the department activated four HAWKs citywide:</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li>7th Street and the Highline Canal (No. 67)</li><li>3rd Avenue and Latham Street (No. 68)</li><li>7th Avenue south of Buckeye Road (No. 69)</li><li>7th Avenue and Cocopah Street (No. 70)​​<br></li></ul></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationA road construction crew paves a streetStreets@StreetsPHXGregg Bachgregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgStreetsPHX



COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/18/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0C34F4F03F4E49F68E0087F730F83CBF"><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 target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">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 target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/21/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassDC29905DE62046A2AD5165329ED419C3"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> <br></p><p>Starting Monday, January 24, a limited number of free COVID-19 at-home test kits will be available at mobile testing locations while supplies last. Limit two per person.<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><p><strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 102, 204);">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Critical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2208Police1/21/2022 10:16:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/6LKKdr6RfyYCritical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road<div class="ExternalClass76CA9B3B01B7471DBF76A45C08373DCD"><html> <p></p> WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 8, 2022 in the area 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road.<br><br>This incident occurred just after midnight, when a witness called 911 to report a man breaking into a business that was closed at the time. The man was later identified as 26-year old Matthew Bia.<br><br>Video surveillance from the business showed Bia unsuccessfully attempt to break the glass door of the business for almost 2 minutes.<br><br>After unsuccessful attempts, Bia returned two minutes later with an object and was able to break the glass and enter the store.<br><br>Once inside the closed business, Bia walked around, and attempted to manipulate the registers.<br><br>When the first officer arrived, he parked his vehicle at the front of the store. He saw Bia inside of the business and attempted to speak to him. The officer gave Bia commands to come out of the store, but he refused. <br><br>After a few moments, Bia, with his left hand on his head, moved his right hand to his waistline, and turned sideways so that his right side was away from the officer. <br><br>He then extended his hand and arm quickly from his waist, towards the officer. That is when the officer involved shooting occurred. The officer fired one round, and Bia fell to the ground, but it was later determined he was not struck by the bullet.  <br><br>After the shooting, Bia continued to extend his arm out toward the officer.  <br><br>After about 4 minutes he complied with officers, crawled out of the store and laid on the ground. <br><br>Officers moved towards Bia and placed him under arrest. No weapon was found on or around Bia.<br><br>Bia was not injured by the shot; he did suffer minor injuries to his hands from the broken glass door. <br><br>Bia was booked into jail for aggravated assault on an officer, burglary, and criminal damage.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for about two years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>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.<br> <br>Public records law required 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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo



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