Highline Canal Multi-use Path

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The Highline Canal Multi-use Path is identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan and the Tempe 2030 and 2040 General plans. Phoenix and Chandler have portions (completed and incomplete) of the regional Highline Canal, and the Town of Guadalupe has funding to build a portion in their community.

The purpose of the project is to design and construct a 10-foot wide concrete multi-use path with lighting, landscaping and public art. The project includes street crossing treatments and possible bicycle/pedestrian bridges across the canal. The project is located along the Tempe portion of the Highline Canal and links directly to Chandler and the Town of Guadalupe for a distance of 3.5 miles. Map of project area.

A public meeting about the proposed artwork was held Sept. 11, 2017. Comments were taken online about the art concepts from Sept. 11 to Sept. 24. View the Art Concepts

A public meeting was held March 14, 2017 and online comment was available March 14 to March 28, 2017. Read the comments.

March 14, 2017 Project PowerPoint & Design Concepts

March 14, 2017 Public Meeting Materials


Below are pictures of the existing conditions.

Highline Canal  Highline Pic 2

Highline Pic 3  Highline Pic 2

Construction Funding:

  • $3.2 million Transportation Alternatives Federal grant
  • $65,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant
  • $200,000 Transit Tax


  • Final design complete by summer 2017.                           
  • Pubic meeting n Sept. , 2017
  • Construction to begin in late 2017/early 2018.                             
  • Completed in late 2018.

PowerPoint presentation from October 2014 

August 2016 Design Concepts

A public meeting occurred on Aug. 31, 2016. Online public comment was available Aug. 31 to Sept. 14, 2016. View the comments here. 

For more information, contact Project Manager, Robert Yabes, at 480-350-2734.