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.
- Design: $153,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant
- Construction: $875,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant & $83,000 Transit Tax
- Construction to begin in spring 2019.
- Completed in fall 2019.
Project Area Map.pdf
For more information, contact the Project Manager Chase Walman, 480-858-2072