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University Drive Streetscape Project

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Completed in 2015, the University Drive Streetscape project enhances the streetscape and calms traffic on University Drive between Ash Avenue and Priest Drive. The project includes bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, public art, additional crosswalk opportunities, ADA improvements and landscaping. The project is intended to promote neighborhood stability, sustainable business and development efforts while continuing Tempe's commitment to alternative modes of transportation. The University Drive Streetscape Project was identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan as part of the Tempe 2030 General Plan.

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This project was funded with $2.2 million in federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality grant money. The city of Tempe also contributed (through the transit fund) a 5.7% match of the total grant money received. Council approved the design concept on May 9, 2013. Following an extensive public involvement process, the final designs for the project were completed in Fall 2013. 

View the final design concept.pdf      

PowerPoint presentation from Jan. 12, 2012.pdf

Public comments from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting.pdf

Aerial Map Comment 1 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting.pdf

Aerial Map Comment 2 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting.pdf

Aerial Map Comment 3 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting.pdf

1999 University Drive Corridor Study Summary.pdf

Comments from the web site through April 19, 2012.pdf

Comments from Tempe Forum 2012.pdf

Comments from Feb. 20, 2013 public meeting.pdf

PowerPoint presentation from Oct. 30, 2012 public meeting.pdf

Comments from 2013 Tempe Forum.pdf

Comments from June 18, 2013 public meeting regarding art concepts.pdf