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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 would begin at Priest Drive just south of the bridge over the Salt River and extend west along the top of the south bank levee of the river for approximately one mile. The location of the path would generally coincide 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 would extend to just east of SR 143/Hohokam Freeway  which also represents the boundary between the cities of Tempe and Phoenix. This path would connect with the existing Rio Salado Paths around the Tempe Town Lake.

A connector path would run parallel to SR 143 and tie into 48th Street just north of 1st Street. The total estimated project cost is $1.2 million which includes construction, design, engineering and administration allowance. Construction will be completed in fall 2014.

View the project map.

Construction Photos February 2014:

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

 

Fact Sheet

Contact project manager Eric Iwersen for more information.

Last updated: 2/25/2014 10:45:50 AM