The University Drive Streetscape project will improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities, enhance the streetscape and calm traffic on University Drive between Ash Avenue and Priest Drive. The project will likely include bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, public art, additional crosswalk opportunities, ADA improvements and landscaping. The project is intended to promote neighborhood stability, sustainable business and development efforts while continuing Tempe's commitment to alternative modes of transportation. The University Drive Streetscape Project is identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan as part of the Tempe 2030 General Plan.
Public comment was available online through Feb. 28, 2013. View the final preferred concept design which will be used to develop construction documents.
This project is funded with $1.1 million in federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality grant money. The city of Tempe would also contribute (through the transit fund) a five percent match of the total grant money received. The project is currently in the final design phase. Council supported the design concept at their May 9 Issue Review Session. Construction would then begin in early 2014 and last six to eight months. Public meetings were held Jan. 12, 2012, October 30, 2012 and Feb. 20, 2013.
PowerPoint presentation from Jan. 12, 1012
Public comments from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting
Aerial Map Comment 1 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting
Aerial Map Comment 2 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting
Aerial Map Comment 3 from Jan. 12, 2012 meeting
1999 University Drive Corridor Study Summary
Comments from the web site through April 19, 2012
Comments from Tempe Forum 2012
Comments from Feb. 20, 2013 public meeting
PowerPoint presentation from Oct. 30, 2012 public meeting
Comments from 2013 Tempe Forum
Contact project manager Eric Iwersen for more information.