35th Avenue Safety Corridor Project

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About the Project

​The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the City of Phoenix $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.

This grant requires a local match of $7.4 million, which the city will fund using Transportation 2050 (T2050) revenues and Arizona Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF), commonly referred to as the gas tax. ​

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​Schedule

  • This initial grant award triggers a series of next steps, including environmental surveys, that will need to​​ be completed before construction can begin. 
  • The design is being reviewed by the project team.
  • Construction is anticipated to begin at the beginning of 2023, with a goal of completing construction in the first half of 2025.

Press Release Announcing Grant Award

Federal Highway Administration BUILD Grant Fact SheetDesign Concept Report

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Project Contact

For additional information, please call Michael Cano at 602-262-4054​. More project details will become available once design is underway.

Updated November 2022


​Project Highlights

The 35th Avenue Safety Corridor Project consists of improvements that advance safety, mobility and economic development in the project area. Targeted improvements include:

  • Installation of three new pedestrian hybrid beacons (illuminated pedestrian-activated signals) along 35th Avenue near the intersection of Glenrosa Avenue, the Grand Canal Multi Use Path, and Cielito Park (south of Elm Street) to increase mid-block pedestrian crossing opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Rebuilding nine signalized intersections to modern standards that allow for support of new traffic technologies and safer operations.
  • Adding LED street lighting along the west side of 35th Avenue, completing dual-sided lighting throughout the corridor and improving safety for drivers and pedestrians.
  • Milling and overlaying the pavement between McDowell Road and Camelback Road to provide a smooth driving surface.
  • Installing broadband fiber optic cable to improve  capacity for data sharing and allow for the future automation and innovation.
  • Updating traffic signal programming to improve roadway efficiency.

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​Overview of 35th Avenue Safety Corridor Improvements

Proposed 35th Avenue Safety Corridor Improvements