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Central Avenue, Bethany Home to Arizona Canal

Proposed Lane Changes 

​UPDATE 6/28/21

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is no longer pursuing the proposed lane changes on Central Avenue, between Bethany Home Road and the Arizona Canal. We will proceed with the pavement treatments on Central Avenue and restripe the road with the existing lane configuration. Read the full update from Street Transportation Department Director, Kini Knudson.

Memo from the Street Transportation Director

UPDATE 5/21/21

Thank you to everyone who attended the May 20 virtual public meeting to discuss this proposed project. A recording of the meeting is available below. Please watch the presentation below and take the project survey​ before June 11.

Watch the Public Meeting

Provide Input

​​​Community input is valued and encouraged! Please take the project survey, available through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. 

Take the Survey

To request a reasonable accommodation to this process, please contact our project hotline at 623-825-3444.

About the Proposal

What: Where there is enough space on the roadway, buffered bike lanes would be added. The motor vehicle travel lanes would be reconfigured from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane.

When: ​Any proposed changes to the street would be made after pavement maintenance planned for fall 2021. 

​​Why: Center turn lanes help to reduce conflict by allowing people turning left to wait for a gap. The bike lanes and buffers would provide space for people bicycling while also separating the Murphy Bridle Trail from motor vehicle traffic. This project would also provide connectivity to the Arizona Canal for people riding bicycles. This project also aligns with citywide policy including voter-approved Transportation 2050 and the City's Complete Streets policy.

Proposed Changes

The images below show the typical proposed striping layout. These plans will change slightly throughout the corridor including approaching intersections (for example, due to the addition of turn lanes). 

Current Typical Travel Lanes​​​Two motor vehicle lanes in each direction

Proposed Typical Travel LanesBuffered bike lanes in each direction, one motor vehicle lane in each direction and a center turn lane


  • Virtual Public Meeting: May 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • Survey Open: The community survey is open through June 11, 2021.
  • Decision: A decision will be made and shared on this webpage no later than Fall 2021.
  • Paving: 
    • Bethany Home Road to Northern Avenue: Fall 2021
    • Northern Avenue to the Arizona Canal: Spring/Summer 2022
  • Striping: The road will either be re-striped with its current configuration or with the proposed changes shortly after receiving paving treatment.


Albert Granillo, Bilingual Community Relations Manager

Email: agranillo@gciaz.comPhone: 623-​825-3444


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