Happy Valley Road - 67th Avenue to 35th Avenue


The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is evaluating opportunities to improve Happy Valley Road from 67th Avenue to 35th Avenue.  This section of Happy Valley Road is a major arterial roadway that connects commuters to Interstate 17 and supports local and regional residential and commercial activities. At present, this stretch of roadway continuously shifts between two and three travel lanes. Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and raised medians are intermittent.  Bike lane widths are varied and, in some places, non-existent.

The Initial Preliminary Engineering Report proposes the following improvements: 

  • Roadway widening to accommodate a third travel lane between 62nd and 56th Avenues, and between 51st and 47th Avenues

  • Raised center medians

  • Buffered bike lanes

  • New curb, gutter, and sidewalk where missing

  • Americans with Disability Act sidewalk ramps

  • Pavement preservation treatment and markings

  • Upgraded bus bays

  • Intersection improvements

  • Street lighting and traffic signal upgrades

  • Drainage improvements as needed

Design Concept Reports and Studies

The Preliminary Engineering Scopi​ng Report (PESR)​ has been completed.

Final design began July 2021

Construction anticipated to begin Fall 2023

The City anticipates funding for construction will be largely programmed through the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Arterial Life Cycle Program. Happy Valley Road is the last regional arterial project left to be funded under the original MAG Regional Transportation Plan funded with Proposition 400 funds. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2023.

​For additional information, please email HappyValleyRoadSTR@phoenix.gov

To Receive Project Updates by Email:
Send a message referencing Happy Valley Road to agranillo@gciaz.com​ 

Project Hotline at (623) 825-3444

Project Contact
Tariq Momika  
(602) 534-7062


Updated September 2021