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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  • 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 2025 
  • Construction is anticipated to be complete summer 2027

Press Release Announcing Grant Award

Federal Highway Administration BUILD Grant Fact SheetDesign Concept Report


Project Contact

For additional information, please call Paul NjiRaini at (602)​ 534-7056. 

Street Transportation Title VI and ADA Program
Title VI Notice to the Public and ADA Policy Statement

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department hereby gives notice that it is the agency's policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related statutes and regulations in all program​​​​​​​s and activities. These federal statutes require that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or service the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department administers. More information regarding the Title VI program can be found at Street Transportation Title VI and ADA Program or email  STR Title VI Program.​​​

​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.

Grand Avenue / 35th Avenue / Indian School Road Resources

Grand-35 Study | ADOT (azdot.gov)

ADOT Project Main US 60 (Grand Avenue), 35th Avenue and Indian School Road Intersection Improvements

Grand Avenue Intersection Exhibit​

Bus Rapid Transit

In addition to this safety project on 35th Avenue, City of Phoenix Public Transit is working on a plan to add the city's first Bus Rapid Transit corridor, which would also extend north on 35th Avenue. To learn more about that initiative, please visit meetphoenixbrt.com for public input opportunities and helpful videos.  ​

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​Overview of 35th Avenue Safety Corridor Improvements

Proposed 35th Avenue Safety Corridor Improvements