Rio Salado Multi-use Path - West


The purpose of this project is to construct a 10-foot wide concrete multi-use path adjacent to Rio
Salado (Salt River) between Priest Drive and the City of Tempe boundary with Phoenix just east of 
SR 143/Hohokam Freeway.

The path begins at Priest Drive just south of the bridge over the Salt River and extends west along the top of the south bank levee of the river for approximately one mile. The location of the path coincides with the existing maintenance road along the top of the river bank that is operated by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. The path extends to just east of SR 143/Hohokam Freeway  which also represents the boundary between the cities of Tempe and Phoenix. This path connects with the existing Rio Salado Paths around the Tempe Town Lake.

A connector path runs parallel to SR 143 and ties into 48th Street just north of 1st Street. The total project cost is $1.2 million which includes construction, design, engineering and administration allowance. Construction will be completed in Spring 2015.

View the project map.

Construction Photos February 2014:

Rio Salado Southbank Path extension 3  Rio Salado Southbank Path extension 2


Contact project manager Eric Iwersen for more information.