About the Project
The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is in the early planning stages of a project to revitalize the McDowell Road corridor between 7th Street and State Route 51, Piestewa Parkway. The focus of this study is to identify and confirm community-supported safety and aesthetic improvements to achieve four main goals:
- Creating a safer and more inviting area for people walking or riding bicycles to locations along the corridor,
- Improving navigation in and around the retail areas,
- Enhancing access to transit, and
- Fostering a sense of place and identity.
This project is intended to promote pedestrian safety by working with the surrounding community to discuss and identify potential corridor improvements that emphasize safety, comfort, and connectivity for all users. This project aligns with the city's Road Safety Action Plan and overall vision to prioritize safety and transportation access.
The planning or study phase of this project is funded by the Maricopa Association of Governments. The project will not include changes to the number of travel lanes on McDowell Road, which is classified as an arterial street.