Grand Canalscape - Phase 3

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Project Ove​rview

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is continuing enhancements to the Grand Canal. Phase 3 of the project will transform the dirt path between 75th Avenue and 47th Avenue to 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 of Phoenix on this exciting new project.

The Grand Canal area between 75th Avenue and 47th Avenue accommodates a lot of pedestrian and bicycle use so an improved Canalscape project will be a welcome recreation or commuting alternative to navigating nearby roads. Improvements will be 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 to provide better visibility, access and, ultimately, appreciation of the canal system in the Phoenix area. Grand Canalscape Phase 3 will link neighborhoods with multiple schools, transit routes, churches, employers and entertainment venues like American Family Fields of Phoenix (formerly Maryvale Baseball Park).

​​Improvements Include:

  • Concrete pedestrian and bicycle pathway along the north bank of the canal,

  • Signalized crosswalks where the path crosses existing streets,

  • Lighting, and

  • Landscaping where possible

Other amenities may include seating areas, trash recepticles, shade structures, fitness stations or other infrastructure.

Phase 3 of the Grand Canalscape project will be similar to the Phase 1 and 2 projects that were completed in early 2020.​


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​​Provide Input

Your input will help shape the way this project is developed. The survey will close on April 16, 2021 at midnight.

Project Survey - English ​Encuesta del proyecto - Español​

Did you know?

Phoenix has more miles of canal than Venice and Amsterdam combined! It's true. Now we are transforming them from essential water d​elivery passageways to vital recreation pathways.

Grand Canalscape Fact Sheet (English/Spanish)


Experience a Similar Project

Phase 1 and 2 of the Grand Canalscape included similar improvements along the Grand Canal between I-17 and the Tempe border. To see more about that project, visit phoenix.gov/streets/grandcanalscape​.



​Map of Project Area

Grand Canalscape Phase 3 Map

 Ride Along the Project Area

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Woman Pushing Stroller on Grand CanalscapeBicycle Riders on Grand CanalscapePeople Walking on Grand Canalscape 

These are photos of the Grand Canalscape's first two phases, which officially opened on February 15, 2020.​

​Project Timeline

Launch and Public Input Phase - Begins March 24, 2021

Design Completion - Fall 2021

Start of Construction - 2022​

Project Manager: Chris Manno (email: chris.manno@phoenix.gov)

Updated February 2021