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The University Drive Streetscape project will improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities, enhance the streetscape and calm traffic on University Drive between  Ash Avenue and Priest Drive. The project will  include bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, public art, additional crosswalk opportunities, 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 University Drive Streetscape Project is identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan as part of the Tempe 2030 General Plan.

This project is funded with $2.2 million in federal Congestion Mitigation & 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. Council supported the design concept at their May 9, 2013 Issue Review Session. Following an extensive public involvement process for the project, the final designs for the streetscape project were completed in fall 2013. The construction contract was awarded to Talis Corp. by the Tempe City Council on January 9, 2014.

Construction is scheduled to begin April 7, 2014 and last until September 30, 2014. During construction, the streets may be restricted but it is not anticipated that the street will be closed.

University Drive Streetscape Project Public Art Concept Review 

Jason Griffiths was selected as the artist for the University Drive Streetscape Project. A public meeting was held for area residents and businesses to review the new proposed public art designs on April 8. The public art elements, upon approval of their design, will be installed at the end of the street construction process.

View the art concept

Go to www.tempe.gov/forum to provide public comment  through May 5, 2014

Public Comment

Public comment was available online through Feb. 28, 2013. View the final design concept

Construction documents

 

PowerPoint presentation from Jan. 12, 1012

Public comments from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting

Aerial Map Comment 1 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting

Aerial Map Comment 2 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting

Aerial Map Comment 3 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting

1999 University Drive Corridor Study Summary

Comments from the web site through April 19, 2012

Comments from Tempe Forum 2012

Comments from Feb. 20, 2013 public meeting

PowerPoint presentation from Oct. 30, 2012 public meeting

Comments from 2013 Tempe Forum

Comments from June 18, 2013 public meeting regarding art concepts

 

University Drive Fact Sheet

 

Contact project manager Eric Iwersen for more information.

Last updated: 4/10/2014 10:05:18 AM