Phoenix Breaks Ground on Grand Canalscape Phase 3
The Phoenix Street Transportation Department is continuing to improve the Grand Canal.
Phase 3 of the Grand Canalscape project will transform the dirt path between 75th and 47th avenues into an improved concrete pathway, introducing a new route for commuting and recreating, with safe crossings where the trail crosses city streets.
Salt River Project (SRP) operates the canal system and is collaborating with the city's Street Transportation Department on this project.
The Grand Canal area between 75th and 47th avenues accommodates pedestrian and bicycle use, so an improved Canalscape project will be a welcome recreation or commuting alternative to navigating nearby roadways. Improvements will be made along the north bank of the canal. SRP uses the south bank for operations and maintenance.
The project will incorporate public art, landscaping and neighborhood access points to the path.
Grand Canalscape Phase 3 will link neighborhoods with multiple schools, transit routes, churches, employers and entertainment venues such as American Family Fields of Phoenix (formerly Maryvale Baseball Park).