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Grand Canal Multi-use Path Phase I & II Public Meeting

  • Date: 05/08/2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
  • Location: Field Services
    55 S. Priest Rd. ,
    Tempe , Arizona 85281
  • Introduction: We need your input! Help us plan Tempe’s off-street path connecting Tempe and Phoenix along the Grand Canal.

Grand Canal Phase I   (Design & Construction)This project will design and construct a concrete multi-use path with lighting and landscaping to complete the 800-foot gap in off-street pathways between the cities of Phoenix and Tempe along the Grand Canal.

In 2015, the Grand Canal was re-aligned as part of The Grand at Papago Park Center development, which provided for a multi-use path that connects to an existing multi-use path at Washington Street to the east and stops just east of Priest Drive on the west side of the development. Currently, the City of Phoenix is constructing their third phase of the Grand Canal Multi-Path which will be the western end for this project (just west of Priest Drive at 56th Street).

Grand Canal Phase II (Preliminary Design): This project will produce preliminary design concepts and a report for the feasibility of a connection between the Grand Canal and the Rio Salado North Bank paths. The proposed grade-separated project is located between the Tempe Town Lake/Rio Salado North Bank Multi-Use Path and Washington Street along Center Parkway over SR-202. The final design and construction for this project are unfunded.

Although the Rio Salado North Bank and Grand Canal paths are less than a quarter mile apart, they are separated by the 202 which is a barrier for continuous off-street travel in the region. The study will look at options that use grade separation to connect the paths. The proposed project would include public art, lighting and rest nodes with amenities.

For more information or to comment online May 8-22, 2019, please visit

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