Highline Canal Multi-use Path



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 was held March 14, 2017 and online comment was available March 14 to March 28, 2017. 

March 14, 2017 Project PowerPoint & Design Concepts

March 14 Public Meeting Materials

Below are pictures of the existing conditions.

Highline Canal  Highline Pic 2

Highline Pic 3  Highline Pic 2

The project has been presented to the Tempe Transportation Commission and to a funding review panel at the Maricopa Association of Governments. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2017 or early 2018. 

Funding includes:

  • $65,000 - MAG regional pedestrian design assistance funds (working with Tempe based landscape architecture team Coffman Studio)
  • $200,000 - Tempe CIP design funds
  • $3.24 Million Transportation Alternatives federal grant award


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.