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
Street lighting and traffic signal upgrades
Drainage improvements as needed
The Preliminary Engineering Scoping Report (PESR) has been completed.
Final design will be advertised in the Spring of 2021. 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
Updated February 2021