3rd Street Rio Salado Projects

​​The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is in the planning stage for two projects that would provide a comfortable, low-stress connection for residents walking or riding bicycles from downtown Phoenix to or across the Rio Salado.​

The 3rd Street Rio Salado Bike/Pedestrian Bridge will be ​funded thanks to a U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE grant. The grant was awarded to the city in August 2022. ​

Both projects were identified as part of the Transportation 2050 (T2050) Mobility Program and were assigned high priority for the South Downtown Neighborhoods Mobility Study Area.

The video below is an introduction to both projects.​ 

Follow this page for information regarding future community feedback opportunities.​

View project area map​ (click image to enlarge)Project Area Map

 Virtual Public Meeting: October 2021

3rd Street, Rio Salado to Jefferson Street Connector

If funded and built, this project would provide a low-stress walking and biking connection between the north bank of the Rio Salado multi-use path into downtown Phoenix along the 3rd Street alignment.

Project benefits:

  • Empower residents and school children to access Rio Salado, thus encouraging healthy, sustainable activity

  • Create an easier way to get to the Rio Salado path network and habitat

Project features:

  • 12 to 18-foot wide, concrete multi-use path

  • 5-foot concrete sidewalks

  • ADA curb ramps

  • Curbs and gutters

  • Shade trees

  • Street lighting

  • Shared lane markings

  • Pedestrian signals​​

Project Contact

Jason Ramirez, Project Manager

​3rd Street Rio Reimagined Bike /
Pedestrian Bridge

Tentative Connector Project Schedule

  • The project schedule has three phases. Phase 1 is dedicated to completing a Design Concept Report and 30% design plans. Phase 2 will be full design. Phase 3 will be construction.
  • Phase 1 will include the selection of a consultant through a pre-qualification proess during summer 2024.
  • The full design Phase 2 starting date is anticipated for summer 2025
  • Phases 1 and 2 will include public engagement to help with selection of the street alignment.​

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​Street Transportation Title VI and ADA Program
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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.​​​​