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The purpose of this project is to construct a 10-foot wide concrete multi-use path with lighting and safety railings adjacent to the south side of the Rio Salado between McClintock Drive and the border with Mesa. The project is intended to promote open space and public access in an inaccessible area, create sustainable business and development efforts while continuing Tempe's commitment to alternative modes of transportation.

Rio Salado South Bank Project is identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan in concert with the Tempe 2030 General Plan. It's a joint effort with the Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of Mesa to connect both cities and the region through a non-motorized corridor.  It is a continuation of an existing path along the Rio Salado and connects Tempe Marketplace to Mesa Riverview, two of east valley’s strongest retail and lifestyle centers.

The total estimated project cost is $2 million, which includes construction, design, engineering and administration costs.

Environmental clearance and project construction documents are underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2014.

View the project map.

Fact Sheet

Contact project manager Eric Iwersen for more information.

Last updated: 12/2/2013 12:51:59 PM