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Did you know that Tempe has 1,241 miles of roadways and 33,000 traffic signs to maintain? 


Pavement Management Program

Tempe maintains streets, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters through the Asset Management Capital Maintenance Program. In order to determine the condition of the city's streets, the city uses a Pavement Quality Index (PQI) index. PQI is a measurement of the smoothness of the roadway and any distresses in the pavement surface. It's calculated on a scale of 0 to 100.  The city collects pavement condition data every three years. We use the information to prioritize paving schedules and determine what treatment will be used.  Treatment options include:

  • placing a filler material in the cracks and treating the entire pavement surface
  • milling and replacing the top layer of the asphalt pavement
  • reconstructing the street section   

Visit our data web page to see your streets PQI. 

Click here to view the tentative street paving schedule for the next five years. The projects listed represent planned projects based on current condition rating, priorities and the planned but not yet approved 5-year funding schedule. These may change based on final approved budgets each year. 


Street Sweeping

Arterial streets are swept every eight to 12 working days. We do our best to sweep all residential streets once a month. To identify the week of the month your neighborhood street will be swept, please refer to our street sweeping schedule. ("Week 1" is the first full week of each month.) Your neighborhood street could be swept any day during your assigned week. Please keep all  cars out of the street sweeping path on your sweeping day.


Requesting a Street Light

Step 1: The first step in obtaining new street lighting is to contact Tempe’ s Lighting Systems Coordinator at (480) 350-8033 or filling out an online request form. Please try to make your request as specific as possible. Your submitted information will require a field survey of the existing lighting conditions in the area.

Step 2: If it is determined that a new street light can be installed, then the person requesting the additional lighting will receive a petition with all of the addresses of the residences who will be most affected by the new street light.  He or she must obtain 51% of the required signatures from the neighborhood residents, and return it to the City’s Lighting Coordinator.  In addition to the petition, the resident who owns the property where the light will be installed must submit a copy of their deed or title showing proof of land ownership and legal description of the property. 

Step 3: Once the easement is signed by the property owner, notarized and received by the City, authorization will be sent to the utility company and the design process begins.  The City, at no cost to the resident, will install the new street light. The street light installation is usually completed within 90 days from the date the notarized easement is received.