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View final designs on Alameda Drive Streetscape March 26, 30

Post Date:03/12/2019

TEMPE, Ariz. (March 12, 2019) – Tempe is turning Alameda Drive into a premier bicycle and pedestrian corridor, linking directly to Phoenix and eventually Mesa. This project will transform the wide street into a walkable, bikeable thoroughfare with landscaping, bike lanes and traffic calming measures.

Residents are encouraged to attend public meetings to view and comment on final designs.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m.

    Broadmor Elementary | 311 E. Aepli Drive

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9-10:30 a.m.
    University Presbyterian Church | 139 E. Alameda Drive

The Alameda Drive Streetscape includes redesigning a three-mile span of roadway, from 48th Street on the Phoenix/Tempe border to Rural Road, to accommodate all street users, emphasizing safety and sustainability. Improvements include landscaping, enhanced street crossings, buffered bike lanes and several ADA sidewalk improvements. On-street parking and car access will be maintained.

This project will provide links to Roeser Drive bike lanes in Phoenix, Tempe schools, several neighborhoods and major employment areas. It will become the fifth BIKEiT route, known as Wheel.

Construction for the Alameda Drive Streetscape is anticipated to begin early 2020 and to be completed in late 2020.

This project is included in the Transportation Master Plan. Construction funding for Alameda Drive includes a $1.5 million Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Grant and $110,000 in Tempe Transit Tax funds.

For more information, or to provide online input March 26-April 9, please visit tempe.gov/AlamedaDrive.  

 ALAMEDA REVISED BUMPOUTS STRIPING

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Media Contact: TaiAnna Yee
Public Information Officer, Transportation
taianna_yee@tempe.gov
480-350-8551

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