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The project stretches from the U.S. 60 on the north to Warner Road on the south, roughly following the alignment of Country Club Way.
Tempe is kicking-off the final design efforts and will be soliciting further feedback to guide the design. The project will include a 10-foot wide concrete path, an adjacent equestrian path (between Warner and Elliot roads), landscaping, lighting, shade nodes, and a pedestrian-activated traffic signal at Warner Road. The portions of the project that are on-street will include the addition of bicycle facilities and improve the pedestrian environment and ADA access. The addition of bike lanes will not require the removal of vehicular travel lanes.
In May 2016, the Transportation Commission provided consensus with submitting this Transportation Master Plan identified project for a Maricopa Association of Governments design assistance grant; which was awarded $82,500 to develop a preliminary project assessment report and design concepts. In 2017, public meetings were held to gather feedback on the preliminary design concepts and report; and a cost estimate was developed. Following the completion of this report, staff pursued, and were awarded a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant for the construction of the project in 2022.