News and Updates
Current Status (as of 5/20/22)
Project 1 News
Landscape restoration activities continue along the east edge if Granada Park.
The roadway is scheduled to be paved May 20, and then reopend to normal traffic.
View the map below for more details.
Manhole Installation on Myrtle Avenue between 20th and 22nd Street has begun Fence installation at Madison Heights Elementary School will take place during the school's summer break.
Installation of the 66" pipeline along the Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) in the area of 20th Street between Gardenia Avenue and Orangewood Avenue is expected to continue through late June. Please watch for road closures and heavy equipment in the area. See map below.
Access to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Work along Perl Charles Memorial Trail
Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) remains closed as construction of the 66" pipeline continues.
To reach the 22nd Street trailhead, go:
north on 20th Street
east on State Avenue
north on 22nd Street
Other open routes within the Phoenix Mountains Preserve:
32nd Street trail
40th Street trail
Quartz Ridge trail
Piestewa Peak Park
Project 2 News
Greenway Road to Thunderbird Road
Paving on 32nd Street between Greenway Lane and Greenway Road has been completed, and the streets have reopened to normal traffic.
Installation of the 66" pipeline continues on 32nd Street south of Greenway Road, and is currently active between Nisbet Road and Marilyn Road. Starting May 24:
- The east side of the intersection of 32nd Street and Marilyn Road will be closed.
- Northbound and southbound traffic will be directed to the west side of 32nd Street.
Cactus Road to Cholla Street
Pipeline installation continues on 32nd Street south of Cactus Road, proceeding south toward Cholla Street. Through traffic is maintained on 32nd Street, but restricted to one lane in each direction. Work is currently active in front of the 32 North development, and is expected to reach the north driveway of BASIS Phoenix Primary on Saturday, May 21.
BASIS Phoenix Primary Access
Drought Pipeline work along 32nd Street is scheduled to reach BASIS Phoenix Primary on Saturday, May 21, crossing the north driveway first. During the week of May 23, please watch for updated signage at school access points.
Throughout the spring semester, student drop-off and pick-up has been moved to 31st Street, using the following route:
From Cactus Road, proceed south on 30th Street.
From Shea Boulevard, proceed north on 30th Street.
East on Sunnyside Drive
North on 31st Street
Pick up on east side of 31st Street
Exit north to Cactus Road on 31st Street
This traffic pattern will remain in effect
through May 26, when the semester ends.
Paving at 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard eastbound/westbound has been completed, and the street has reopened to normal traffic. Underground work in the area is expected to conclude in late June.
Tunneling operations continue for the 66" pipeline south of State Route 51/Piestewa Freeway in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Through May 31, work will be conducted 24 hours a day.
Northern Avenue is closed east of 26th Street.
Northern Avenue between Cheryl Drive and 26th Street is restricted to local access (no through traffic).
Freeway access at 32nd Street and 26th Street is maintained.
Pipe installation has begun, with Northern Avenue now closed at the pedestrian bridge over State Route 51. There is no change to the current traffic access/controls north of the bridge.
See the project 2 section for more details.
Project 4 News
Deer Valley Road Detour and Central Avenue work - Updated 4/5/2022(PDF)
Drought Pipeline Project Mobile App Has Launched!
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The Drought Pipeline Project is essential to the economic health and vitality of Phoenix. This project will ensure all residents have access to safe, reliable, clean drinking water during future times of shortage on the Colorado River.
As part of this project, the city will update and replace existing infrastructure and install new infrastructure needed to serve all customers, no matter where they live or work in the city's service territory. Learn more about why this project is needed.
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