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Public Meetings and Community Engagement1596 Meetings.jpgPublic Meetings and Community Engagement/streets/meetings ​​View a listing of upcoming and recently held public meetings, and learn how to provide input during the project planning phase. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
We're Paving More Than Ever Before!1597're Paving More Than Ever Before!/streets/accelerated Check out the Interactive Pavement Maintenance Dashboard to see a listing of completed and planned pavement maintenance projects. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Street Closures and Restrictions1599 Closures Map.jpgStreet Closures and Restrictions/streets/street-closures ​​Plan ahead! View the map to see current, planned and emergency street closures in the City of Phoenix. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Community Engagement Survey1626 Engagement Survey.jpgCommunity Engagement Survey/streets/meetings ​Take the survey to help us better understand how you prefer to participate in public meetings in the future - virtual, in-person or a hybrid of both. ​ 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Reverse Traffic Lanes Study1622 Traffic Lanes Study.jpgReverse Traffic Lanes Study/streets/projects/7th-street-and-7th-avenue-reverse-lanes ​In December 2021, a planning and operations study of the reverse traffic lanes on 7th Street and 7th Avenue was finalized. Read the study and learn more about the recommendations.​ 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Cool Pavement Program1623 Pavement Program.jpgCool Pavement Program/streets/coolpavement ​Phoenix is testing the use of a cool pavement seal coat at select locations citywide. Learn more about this initiative and how it may offset the urban heat island effect.​ 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Always Stop On Red!1624 Stop On Red PSA.jpgAlways Stop On Red! ​Whether you’re at a pedestrian crossing signal, traffic signal, stop sign or railroad crossing...RED means STOP...always!​ 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Active Transportation Plan1676 slider (3).pngActive Transportation Plan/streets/atp Participate in a live citywide virtual public meeting ​on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. to discuss Phoenix's ​development of an Active Transportation Plan. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan1637 slider.jpgVision Zero Road Safety Action Plan/streets/roadsafety In September 2022, City Council unanimously approved a comprehensive Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan and allocated $10M in annual funding to implement it. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage

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Road Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Parade Transportation11/30/2022 6:30:00 PM image.jpgRoad Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClassA81582349A0543EC8006645467D4E496"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125">35th Annual APS Electric Light Parade</a> takes to the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Residents and attendees should plan ahead for scheduled street closures and vehicle restrictions in the area surrounding the parade route. Parade details and know-before-you-go event information is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp"></a>.</p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="">2.3-mile parade route</a> starts at Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue, travels south to Central Avenue and Camelback Road, heads east along Camelback Road to 7th Street, and continues south along 7th Street to its end point at Indian School Road.</p><p><strong>Street closures and restrictions:</strong><br></p><p><span style=""><strong>Public Parking</strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">:</span></span> There is no assigned parking for the public during this event. Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Phoenix VA Hospital</strong>: Remains open; access is available from Osborn Road northbound on 3rd Street.</p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong>Georgia Avenue:</strong> Restrictions from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">All major streets, local streets and driveways will be closed. The following street closures and restrictions will be in effect beginning at 3 p.m., and continue in phases leading up to the parade start time at 7 p.m. Streets will reopen in phases following the event, as parade completion and cleanup allow, until approximately 11 p.m.  </strong></p><p><strong>7th Street:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Osborn Road to Indian School Road from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.<br></p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Closure from Bethany Home Road to Mariposa Street; limited to local access at Indian School Road for northbound traffic up to Mariposa Street.</p><p><strong>Camelback Road:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 8th Place; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to 1st Avenue; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic up to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>Missouri Avenue:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 4th Street; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to Central Avenue; limited to local access at 7th Street for westbound traffic to Central Avenue.</p><p><strong>7th Street: </strong>Closure from Colter Street to Osborn Road; limited to local access at Bethany Home Road for southbound traffic up to 300 feet north of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Highland Avenue:</strong> Limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>In</strong><strong><strong>d</strong>ian School Road: </strong>Lane restrictions in place early. Closure from 9th Street to Central Avenue starting at 6 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m.; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 9th Street.<br></p><p><strong>4th Street:</strong> Indian School Road to Clarendon Avenue; no parking from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.​<br></p></html></div>
City Architect Honored with Medal for Career Achievement Transportation11/22/2022 5:00:00 PM nelson - aia architects medal (newsroom crop).jpgCity Architect Honored with Medal for Career Achievement<div class="ExternalClassCE8E1B7EBD9F4421B07198AA331190C6"><html> <p>​Gary J. Nelson, an architect who works in Phoenix's Office of the City Engineer, was recently awarded the prestigious Architects Medal by the <a target="_blank" href="">American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona Chapter</a>. Since the award's inception in 1981, he is the first African American to receive this honor. Nelson also is the first African American architect to be employed by the City of Phoenix.<br></p> <p>The AIA Arizona Architects Medal is awarded to honor and celebrate members of the organization who have advanced the profession of architecture, recognizing their outstanding professional achievements and sense of social responsibility. The nominee's achievements must be viewed as an advancement of the profession.<br></p><p>Nelson was presented with the medal during the AIA Arizona Design Awards Gala held on Saturday, November 12 at the Phoenix Art Museum.​<br></p> <p>During his 37-year career as an architect, including four years with the City of Phoenix, Nelson has compiled an impressive list of professional achievements and serves as an advocate for minorities and women within his profession.<br></p> <p>As an architect with the City of Phoenix, highlights of his projects include the Weather Respite Shelter on 27th Street and Washington Street, the Phoenix Convention Center shoring wall, Fire Station 62, the renovation of the Footprint Center in downtown, and Operation Patch and Paint neighborhood commercial rehabilitation.</p> <p>A registered architect in 20 states, his private sector work includes project architect of Phoenix's Chase Field, and George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, and project management of Atlanta's Mercedes Benz Stadium. He also led Michael Baker International's expansion of its architecture practice in the western United States, and was the company's first African American assistant vice president. </p> <p>Nelson is the founder of the <a target="_blank" href="">Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA)</a>. NOMA is a community-based multicultural organization that has programs to introduce architecture to youth in underserved communities, mentor college and emerging professionals, and increase the number of minorities and women in architecture. Less than 2 percent of registered architects in the United States are African American. In October 2022, during its national conference, NOMA selected NOMAarizona as large chapter of the year.</p> <p>In his second term as NOMA West Region Vice President, Nelson led the organization's expansion into the West Region, growing it from three chapters in 2017 to eight by 2022, with the most recent chapter addition coming in Utah. </p> <p>In response to addressing discrimination following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020, Nelson developed and led NOMAarizona's Call To Action. Along with members of the chapter, he met with firms to discuss how to address and eliminate racial, gender and LGBTQ+ harassment and discrimination within the design and construction profession.</p> <p>Nelson is a 1985 graduate of Hampton University, an Historically Black College or University (HBCU).<br></p> </html></div>
UPDATE: 16th Street Bridge Reopens Transportation11/7/2022 1:30:00 AMUPDATE: 16th Street Bridge Reopens<div class="ExternalClass0D727F9039D24889833F24B67B04D2A5"><html> <h3><span style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">*** UPDATE ***</span></h3><p>The 16th Street bridge and all surrounding roadways have reopened.<br></p><p>A Union Pacific Railroad freight train derailment under the bridge early Sunday morning forced the precautionary closure of 16th Street from Jefferson to Grant streets and Jackson Street from 15th Street to 16th Place. On Sunday night, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department determined that there was no structural damage to the bridge support pillars and reopened the roadway.​<br></p><p><strong>Original statement from 5 p.m. - 16th Street Bridge Closed Due to Train Derailment</strong><br>Due to a Sunday morning Union Pacific Railroad freight train derailment under the 16th Street bridge, 16th Street from Jefferson to Grant streets and Jackson Street from 15th Street to 16th Place is closed as the Phoenix Street Transportation Department works with Union Pacific and other agencies to assess the incident. The restrictions are in place for all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. A timeline for how long the closures will be in place has not been determined.</p> <p>Updates about the restrictions will be posted on <a href="/streets" target="_blank"></a> and via the Street Transportation Department's Twitter account at <a href="" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a>. ​​​<br></p> </html></div>

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Live Virtual Public Meeting: Active Transportation Plan Virtual Public Meeting: Active Transportation PlanWebex12/6/2022 1:00:00 AM12/6/2022 2:00:00 AMGP0|#d685b0d9-f78b-48e2-a50e-d6f2b7a0c595;L0|#0d685b0d9-f78b-48e2-a50e-d6f2b7a0c595|Street Transportation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department ​​is investing in a comprehensive Active Transportation Plan​ and is asking for community input. A live virtual public meeting is scheduled for ​​December 5 at 6 p.m. via Webex to discuss the draft version of the plan and provide an update about the development process moving forward.​​​ Visit the Active Transportation Plan webpage for more information and to register for the meeting Registration is required. A video recording of the meeting will be posted on the plan webpage after December 5. Learn about other upcoming Street Transportation Department public meetings, project updates or ongoing public engagement surveys​​ ​​ No