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​Project Overview

As part of Phoenix's Downtown Transportation Study and Bicycle Master Plan, both adopted by City Council, the 3rd & 5th Avenues Improvement Project is aimed at increasing safety, improving corridor circulation and livability, extending and expanding bike facilities and introducing innovative bicycle improvements. 

Elements of the overall project include:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements

  • Traffic, bike and pedestrian signal and safety upgrades

  • Shade structures and enhanced landscape in select locations

  • Drainage modifications

  • Pavement resurfacing

  • Two-way traffic from Washington Street to Roosevelt Street

Potential outcomes from this project are more efficient circulation, safer roadways, multi-modal connectivity, greater economic development opportunity and area neighborhood preservation.

This effort is seen as a singular piece of the overall program to make Phoenix a healthier, more vibrant community and our streets more livable.

 

 

​Estimated Project Schedule

Please note the schedule for this project remains flexible and is subject to change. Area stakeholders will be notified prior to the start of construction and will be kept informed of project impacts throughout each phase of construction.

Planning and Pre-Design Phase–Fall 2015 / Fall 2016 (Completed)

Design Phase–Spring 2020 (Completed)

Start of Construction–May 18, 2020-5th Avenue, June 15, 2020-3rd Avenue


Construction Completion-Early 2021

Project Construction Notices

Project Status & Updates

 

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3rd Avenue

Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road

Overview: This section will contain the city’s first protected cycle track dedicated for bicycles, a pedestrian signal and shade structures.

Current activities: construction on storm drains, manholes, catch basins, new curb and gutters, ADA ramps and pavement.

Van Buren to Roosevelt Streets

Overview: The lane configuration will change from 1-way to 2-way.

Current activities: none.

Washington to Van Buren Streets

Overview: The lane configuration will change from 1-way to 2-way.

Current activities: installation of a new traffic signal conduit and foundation, street light underground conduit work, construction of a new curb and gutter, driveway, sidewalk, ADA ramps, storm drain and manholes.

5th Avenue

Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road

Overview: Traditional bike lanes, street parking, traffic signal upgrades, landscape improvements and a shade structure will be included.

Current activities: streetlighting underground conduit work and traffic signal underground work (near completion).

Van Buren to Roosevelt Streets

Overview: The lane configuration will change from 1-way to 2-way. Traditional bike lanes, street parking, traffic signal upgrades and landscape improvements will be included. 

Current activities: streetlighting underground conduit and traffic signal underground conduit work is near completion.

Washington to Van Buren Streets

Overview: The lane configuration will change from 1-way to 2-way. Traditional bike lanes, on-street parking, traffic signal upgrades and landscape improvements will be included. 

Current activities: new traffic signal conduit installation, foundation work, street lighting underground conduit as well as the construction of new curb and gutter, driveway, sidewalk and ADA ramps. ​


Updated July 2020

​Project History

Final Design Plans

3rd Avenue, Washington to Fillmore3rd Avenue, McKinley to McDowell5th Avenue, Washington to Fillmore
5th Avenue, McKinley to McDowell

Learn more about this project's planning and design phases here.