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Western Canal Multi-use Path Extension

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The Western Canal multi-use path extension is a missing link in a regional path system near Kyrene Road and Ken McDonald Golf Course. The project involves designing a half-mile, shared-use path and street improvements including lighting and landscaping, a signalized crossing across a 45 mph major arterial and access across railroad tracks. The project is part of the regional canal path system, the Maricopa County Sun Circle trail and is a corridor for the Brake route, which is one of Tempe’s planned local bike boulevards. It will link to the regional Highline and Kyrene multi-use paths and create a more than 12 miles of pathway along the Western Canal.

This project includes the design of formal bike/pedestrian access through the area and utilize city right-of-way including Ken McDonald Golf Course, and share a street with Salt River Project. The project also uses an approved railroad crossing and link to the planned Tempe North/South Rail Spur multi-use path.

A public meeting was held Oct. 17, 2016. Public comment was available from Oct. 17 to  Nov. 2, 2016. View the design concepts PDF. View the public comment summary PDF.


  • Design: $153,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant
  • Construction: $875,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant & $83,000 Transit Tax

Timeline:   Anticipated completion in late spring 2020.

Project Area Map PDF                                                      

Project Area Connections PDF

For more information, contact the Project Manager  Chase Walman, 480-858-2072