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Be Storm Ready1447https://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Sliders/BeStormReadyStayAlert.pngBe Storm Ready/pio/summerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1447 ​Don't wait until the monsoons roll in to prepare yourself! View safety tips and plan ahead at Phoenix.gov/Summer . 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Heads Up!1448https://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Sliders/SAFETYTIP.pngHeads Up!/streets/headsuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1448 No matter how you travel on Phoenix's roadways, make safety a top priority. Visit Phoenix.gov/HeadsUp for key tips to keep yourself and those around you safe. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
We're Paving More Than Ever Before!1449https://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Sliders/DashboardSlider.pngWe're Paving More Than Ever Before!/streets/acceleratedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1449 Check out the Interactive Pavement Maintenance Dashboard to see which streets will be treated next. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Street Closures & Restrictions1450https://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Sliders/StreetClosuresMap.pngStreet Closures & Restrictions/streets/street-closureshttps://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1450 ​Plan ahead! Visit the Street Closures & Restrictions map to see current, planned and emergency street closures in the City of Phoenix. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Cool Pavement Pilot Program1455https://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Sliders/CoolPavement.pngCool Pavement Pilot Program/streets/coolpavementhttps://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1455 The City of Phoenix is testing the use of cool pavement at nine locations. Learn more about the pilot program and how it may offset the urban heat island effect. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage
Scan the Street for Wheels & Feet1486https://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Sliders/ScanTheStreetsSlider.pngScan the Street for Wheels & Feethttps://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsIhttps://www.phoenix.gov/streetssite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1486 ​No matter how you walk, ride or roll, our streets are shared by all. Always Scan the Street for Wheels & Feet -- watch and share the new animated PSA. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F21400A535689771E4A24596AA903C7D68DDAEImage

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Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes are a City First, New Option for Bicycle Commuters & Downtown Residentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1940Street Transportation6/8/2021 9:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1940/Newsroom_Streets_021_T-WPBL.jpgTwo-Way Protected Bike Lanes are a City First, New Option for Bicycle Commuters & Downtown Residents<div class="ExternalClass4344F10D01EA40FD9599F6DC9EA228EF"><html> <p></p> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">New two-way protected bicycle lanes are now open on 3rd Avenue between Roosevelt Street and McDowell Road. It is the city’s first such bicycle amenity. The dedicated facility for people riding bicycles is part of a <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdand5thavenues" title="">capital improvement project</a> to increase safety, improve corridor circulation and expand bicycle facilitates in downtown Phoenix.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The two-way protected bicycle lanes are a physically separated bicycle track that provides for north-south bicycle movement on a street that carries vehicle traffic in the northbound only direction. Nearby segments of the project are still currently under construction.  Always stay alert, slow down, and obey signs in work zones.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Follow these tips to safely navigate these two-way protected bicycle lanes:</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <p> <strong>People Driving Vehicles:</strong> </p> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">This segment of 3rd Avenue is only one-way (north) for vehicle traffic. However, people riding bicycles will be going north and south in the two-way protected bicycle lanes.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Be alert and expect people riding bicycles in both directions, especially near and at intersections.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Do not drive through or cross into the bollards separating the two-way protected bicycle lanes.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">On-street parking is only available on the west side of the street. The east side is for the two-way protected bicycle lanes.</span> </li> </ul> </div> <div><p> <strong>People Riding Bicycles:</strong> </p> </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Stay alert – lookout for pedestrians in the area as well as vehicle traffic.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Stay on the right side of the bicycle lane in your direction of travel and allow ample space for people riding in the opposite direction.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Understand not every pedestrian, bicycle rider, or person driving a vehicle will know how to properly use two-way protected bicycle lanes. Help to educate others if you encounter a teachable moment. </span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The traffic signal at 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street includes a phase to encourage people on bicycles to safely cross the intersection. Please follow all signs and obey traffic signals.</span> </li> </ul> </div> <div><p> <strong>People Walking: </strong> </p> </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The two-way protected bicycle lanes are intended for people riding bicycles only. Do not walk in them.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Be alert – look for two-way bike traffic traveling north and south when walking along 3rd Avenue.</span> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Street Transportation Department plans to continue the two-way protected bicycle lanes north of McDowell Road on 3rd Avenue when funding is available to construct the <a href="/streets/3rdand5thavenuesnorth" target="_blank">3rd and 5th Avenues North​</a> project.</span></div><div> </div> <div><span style="font-family:Calibri;"> <br> <span style="font-size:12px;">Media Contacts:</span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:12px;">Heather Murphy, 602-292-3883<br></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704</span><br></span></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportation
Construction to Repair 7th Street Bridge Set to Begin Mondayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1803Street Transportation3/12/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1803/Newsroom_Streets_031.pngConstruction to Repair 7th Street Bridge Set to Begin Monday<div class="ExternalClass00B96AEC6954464192E0F9C503EC3B56"><html> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">​A fire on Feb. 28 caused significant damage to the 7th Street Bridge over the Salt River. Construction to repair the bridge will begin on Monday, March 15. The bridge will remain closed for approximately six months.<br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Today, infrastructure is being installed at the river bottom, underneath the bridge, to support the reconstruction work and allow construction access.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Because of the damage caused by the fire, and upon extensive structural analysis, it was determined that approximately 35% of the bridge needs to be removed and rebuilt.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">The City of Phoenix is committed to reopening the bridge as safely and quickly as possible and asks for your patience as work continues. Please take an alternate route when possible and allow extra time when traveling through this area. The area is an active construction zone -- always exercise caution in work zones to keep both yourself and crews safe.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </p> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;">Traffic Impacts</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">The 7th Street Bridge over the Salt River remains closed. Restrictions are in place on 7th Street between Broadway Road and the I-17.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Motorists are encouraged to use 7th Avenue or 16th Street as alternative routes. Nearby travel restrictions are detailed below. Follow <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?3eb72eb554172662fa07da56c5d7a998f406d07c789713e0" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a> on Twitter for updates.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">North of the bridge:</p> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Hard closure south of University Drive.</li> <li>Lane restrictions from I-17 to University Drive.</li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">South of the bridge:<br></p> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Hard closure north of Victory Street.</li> <li>Soft closure at Elwood Street – local traffic only.<br></li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Bus Service Impacts</strong> </h2> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Phoenix Bus Route 7 (7th Street) is on detour between I-17 and Broadway Road.</li> <li>The last bus stops before the detour are Mohave Street and Broadway Road. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></li> <li>Riders can check out detour details at <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?1ea9efc23d2d002acd9919a37a441544baac9945b3225eff" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/rider-alerts</a>.</li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Parks, Preserves and Trails Impacts</strong> </h2> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>The 7th Street Trailhead is temporarily closed and access to trails under the 7th Street bridge is restricted.  </li> <li>The trailheads at 16th Street and Central Avenue are open, and hikers are able to travel west of 16th Street and east of Central Avenue, but will be required to turn around before reaching the area near the 7th Street bridge.</li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Background Information</strong> </h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c6119bec3c1e9b46c4d04ff49a133292feb8124d4cf8fb1e" target="_blank">PHX Newsroom</a> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?aa6cc8110a3a63b12b73bf1f53e316425fb23b99cae28405" target="_blank">Press Conference</a> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">​<br></p> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Media Contacts</strong> </h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704 or <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?a76d15edca9194881d679e0deb6db0dad4bb967f93e84573" target="_blank">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Parks and Recreation: Gregg Bach, 602-350-1506 or <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c9907c0df93cd1d8120881f7401b2a4bb54a884f33a94b9f" target="_blank">gregg.bach@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportation
7th Street Bridge Over Salt River Closed Until Further Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1777Street Transportation3/1/2021 12:10:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1777/Newsroom_Fire_Incident_FEB_28.jpg7th Street Bridge Over Salt River Closed Until Further Notice<div class="ExternalClass8547B60169FA47B4A0705EF059B0EDBE"><html> <p>Early this morning, a fire involving a gas line led to the closure of 7th Street north and south of the Salt River, between Broadway Road and the I-17. This portion of 7th Street will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists until further notice. Public access under the bridge is also restricted until further notice. Fire is continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire. No firefighter or citizen injuries were reported on scene.  ​<br></p><p>“The next weeks and months won't be easy, but we will get through it,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The City of Phoenix will do everything in its power to improve traffic flow and transit options, especially for those who live and work south of the River. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>“I particularly want to thank Phoenix Fire for their swift response and handling of this incident. I appreciate work on the part of the Street Transportation, Parks and Public Transit departments for what they've done so far and all the work that's yet to come.” </p><div><br></div><h3>Detours ​</h3><p>As work continues in this area, the City of Phoenix asks for your patience. Please allow extra time when traveling through this area, take an alternate route, and always slow down in work zones to keep both yourself and crews safe.  <br></p><p>People driving, walking or biking are asked to <strong>avoid this area</strong> when possible. Recommended detours:​<br></p><p>• East: 16th Street or 24th Street  </p><p>• West: 7th Avenue or even 19th Avenue </p><p>• Due to the continuing work on the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub">South Central Light Rail Extension</a>, we do not recommend Central Avenue as an alternative route. </p><p>• Those needing local access (local traffic) to the closed area will be permitted. </p><div><br></div><h3>Bus Service Impacts </h3><p>Phoenix Bus Route 7 (7th Street) is on detour between I-17 and Broadway Road. Riders can check out detour details on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">@valleymetro</a> or <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/rider-alerts" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/rider-alerts</a>. </p><div><br></div><h3>City Parks, Preserves and Trails<br></h3><p>• Natural trails running in either direction under the bridge are closed until further notice.  </p><p>• The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area’s 7th Street Trailhead will be closed until further notice, and 7th Street is closed prior the access point to the trailhead. </p><p>• If accessing the natural trails from other designated <a target="_blank" href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/visit/rio-salado-habitat-restoration-area">Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area​</a> trailheads to the east or west of the 7th Street bridge, trail users will be required to stop and return to their original starting point and not pass under the 7th Street bridge. </p><div><p>• City staff will continue to monitor any environmental impact. ​</p><br></div><h3>Timeline<br></h3><p>There are many variables to re-opening the bridge. At minimum, the bridge is expected to be closed for a several months, but depending on the severity of the damage, it could be longer.  </p><p>The city and its partners will be diligently working to make repairs and re-open the bridge. Safety of roadway users is the top priority.  <br></p><p>Residents with additional questions can email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a> or call 602-262-3111 during regular City of Phoenix business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).<br></p><div><br></div><p><strong>Media Contacts: </strong><br>Fire PIO, 602-370-5718 <br>Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704 or Ashley.Patton@Phoenix.gov <br>Parks and Recreation: Gregg Bach, 602-350-1506 or Gregg.Bach@Phoenix.gov <br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportation


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