Thomas Road Complete Street


Project Overview

The Thomas Road Complete Street Project will design and construct bike lanes, curb ramps, pavement and intersection improvements on Thomas Road between 56th Street and 73rd Street. The roadway configuration will change from three eastbound travel lanes to two travel lanes in each direction, to provide space for the bike lanes and turn lanes.

The new bike lanes will fill the gap in exiting bike lanes on Thomas Road between 73rd Street and Pima Road, and complete bike lanes on this corridor as well as connect to several intersecting bikeways such as the Crosscut Canal Path, 64th Street and Scottsdale Road bike lanes, as well as upcoming bike lanes on 68th Street.

To see what the proposed traffic configuration will look like please view the following exhibits:

looking east diagram

intersection view

Construction is currently scheduled to being in the winter of 2024.

City of Phoenix is proposing adding bike lanes from 48th Street to 56th Street during upcoming pavement maintenance improvement. The project would change from three eastbound travel lanes to two travel lanes in each direction. If City of Phoenix moves forward with their proposal, that project would occur in late 2022 or early 2023. The City of Scottsdale project will coordinate design east of 56th Street with the Phoenix project.

Open House

4:30 - 6 p.m., Monday December 5, 2022

Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale

Come View Plans for Changes to 68th Street between Indian School Rd. and Thomas Rd. Stop by anytime between 4:30 – 6 p.m. to view plans and have your questions answered.   

Project Details

This project is being funded but the .02% Transportation Sales Tax and has federal Transportation Alternatives funding for construction.

This project meets many of the 2022 Transportation Action Plan goals, policies and performance measures in the Streets and Bikeways Elements.

  • Streets Element Goals 1-4
  • Streets Element Policies 1, 2, 4 and 7
  • Bikeway Element Goals 1, 3 and 5
  • Bikeway Element Policies 2 and 5
  • Bikeway Element Performance Measures 5 and 7

The project goals are to improve safety, connectivity, and quality of life for residents, students, visitors, and employees by completing the critical east/west bike lanes on this minor arterial roadway. The Thomas Road corridor has discontinuous bike lanes, high population density, several large activity centers, public and private schools, strong transit ridership, and many miles of intersecting bikeways. Two construction projects have added or contributed to bike lanes along Thomas Road. However, to date, only a portion of the bike lanes, 2‐miles total, are completed in this corridor.

Public Comment

Project Information

Budget: $4.8 million

Sponsoring Division: Transportation

Funding Source: Transportation Alternatives Program Federal Funding, Transportation 0.2% Sales Tax Local Match

Project Location: The northeast corner of Hayden Rd. and Mayo Blvd.

Contact Information

Jeremy Richter
Project Manager
P: 480-312-7869