The Hardy Drive Streetscape project will enhance the streetscape on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road. The project will include bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, public art, ADA improvements and landscaping. The project is intended to promote neighborhood stability, sustainable business and development efforts while continuing Tempe's commitment to alternative modes of transportation. The project is identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan as part of the Tempe 2030 General Plan.
Northbound Hardy Drive between Broadway Road and 13th Street is closed until April 28 to allow for construction of the Hardy Drive Streetscape Project. Local access via southbound Hardy Drive will be maintained. Bus route 62 will be detoured as follows: Regular route north on Hardy Dr. to Broadway Rd.; west on Broadway Rd. to Priest Dr.; north on Priest Dr. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Hardy Dr.; north on Hardy Dr. to resume regular route.
Public comment was available until Feb. 28, 2013 about the project and view the final design concept
Learn about the public art associated with this project.
This project is funded with $1.89 million in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant money. The city of Tempe would also contribute (through the transit fund) a 5.7% match of the total grant money received. Construction will begin March 17, 2014 and last until Jan. 17, 2015.
Contact project manager Robert Yabes for more information.