Downtown and Midtown neighbors, businesses, and friends are encouraged to attend a public open house about proposed improvements to 3rd Street on Thursday, May 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Here are the details:
Project Overview (from City of Phoenix website)
This project is aimed at improving traffic circulation and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists on Third Street between Indian School Road and Garfield Street. The roadway modifications contained in the conceptual plan for Third Street include:
- reducing the number of travel lanes
- adding bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
- landscape enhancements
- street lighting upgrades
- sidewalk and ADA improvements
- safer street crossings for pedestrians
This project was initiated from the Third Street Promenade Study, Reinvent Phoenix Mid-Town transit district planning, community feedback and the Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Study (DPCTS). The DPCTS was undertaken to identify and evaluate potential roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and parking improvements associated with Phoenix’s downtown street and transportation system. The recommendations from the DPCTS resulted from studying a variety of transportation-related elements in the city’s core, interviews with stakeholders, and meetings with community focus groups.
Tentative Project Schedule
Recommended Concept – (January-February 2016)
Final Design – 2018 – 2019
Construction – Fall 2019
Public Input Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in making our city streets safer and more livable. Your questions and comments are valued as part of the public involvement process for this project. Opportunities for public involvement will be posted on this webpage as they become available.
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 N. Third St.
The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is hosting this open house meeting to share the latest on the design plans for the 3rd Street Improvement Project and obtain feedback from residents, commuters and business owners.
This project is currently in the 30 percent complete design phase and construction is projected to start fall 2019. Additional opportunities for public input will follow once design plans are 60 percent complete. The information presented at this open house will be made available on this project webpage following the meeting.
Albert Granillo – Public Information Coordinator