Van Buren Street Improvement Project

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​​​The repaving and re-striping of Van Buren Street marked the end of this project. However, two new projects stemmed from this effort as explained in the Street Transportation Director's 10/13/20 update. Find the new Van Buren Street Enhancement Project and Villa/Fillmore Bike Boulevard project pages using the links below.

Van Buren Street Enhancement Project​

UPDATE - 10/13/20

Final Project Update from the Desk of the Street Transportation Director


​UPDATE - 8/17/20

Thank you to the nearby neighborhoods for the recent virtual conversations regarding the Van Buren Street (7th-24th Streets) Project. Your feedback on this project is incredibly important. Below you will find the updated materials from these targeted neighborhood meetings.

Meeting Materials

Street sign for east Van Buren Street

Project Background

Van Buren Street presents ideal conditions to demonstrate the benefits of socially equitable, livable neighborhoods fully connected by multiple modes of transportation.

The transportation efforts thus far have included a feasibility study and preliminary design plans for the area between seventh and 24th streets. 

Project Overview

Street scene depicting bike lane markingsThis project is aimed at improving safety and developing a stronger pedestrian and bicycle environment along Van Buren Street that is accessible to future and existing development and all modes of transportation. The improvements will add bicycle infrastructure (per Phoenix's Bicycle Master Plan) and help create  a stronger pedestrian and business-friendly environment (Complete Streets Initiative).

City Staff will be contacting the community in a future effort to establish communication in a new project to identify ways to imrove and beautify this stretch of Van Buren Street. We expect to begin that process in Spring 2021.

Project Contact

John A. Dickson - Project Design Manager
(602) 495-3697​


​Public Input ARCHIVE


UPDATE - ​7/10/20

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department continues to dialogue and engage with nearby residents and communities on the Van Buren Street (7th-24th Streets) Project. Feedback received from this direct, targeted outreach will be integral in deciding how this project will move forward. Additional updates will be posted on this project webpage.


March 2020 Public Meeting

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is seeking public input to finalize the design plans for Van Buren Street, from 7th Street to 24th Street.

Please join us to review design options for this location.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Open House from 5:30 - 6 p.m. and Presentation at 6 p.m.

Eastlake Park Community Center, 1545 E. Jefferson St.

View public meeting notice

View meeting materials


Updated February 2021