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Arizona Canal Multiuse Path Improvements

Project Overviewmap

The City of Scottsdale is currently in the process of planning improvements to the Multiuse Path along the Arizona Canal between Chaparral Road and Indian Bend Wash path which is adjacent to Indian Bend Road.

The project will include a desert colored concrete path, landscape enhancements, connections to neighborhoods, pedestrian bridges over the canal at Jackrabbit Road and Silverado Golf Club, enhanced pedestrian crossings at Chaparral and McDonald roads and possible public art.

The path will enhance mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the region and provide connectivity to Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, Tempe Town Lake and the Indian Bend Wash path system. 

The cities of Tempe, Phoenix and Scottsdale have been working to complete a 17-mile regional pathway system that includes segments of the Sun Circle, Papago and Rio Salado trails and the Indian Bend Wash path. Once constructed, this project will complete Scottsdale’s portion of the 17-mile loop. 

Improvements to this segment of the AZ Canal Multi-use Path are included in the City of Scottsdale Transportation Master Plan, the MAG Regional Off-Street System Plan and the Maricopa County Regional Trail System Plan.  The project is utilizing both the City of Scottsdale and federal funding through the CMAQ air quality project process. 

Project Schedule
The design for the pathway was completed in April 2015 and was submitted to ADOT for review and approval.  Once ADOT approves the project, they will forward the approval to the Federal Highway Administration for concurrence and approval to construct the project.

Based on these approvals the remainder of the project schedule is as follows:
Fall 2015   Select Contractor
City Council consideration of Construction Contract
Early 2016 Begin Construction
Summer 2016       Complete Construction