Scottsdale Update - July 14, 2022




Hydration stations provide heat relief. The city is partnering with the Maricopa Association of Governments Heat Relief Network to provide free water and heat refuge through Sept. 30. Stations are available at Civic Center and Mustang libraries, and Vista del Camino. Learn more.

Arizona Department of Transportation survey crews continue work 9 p.m.-5 a.m. July 17-22, at the following locations on the Loop 101 Pima Freeway:

  • Northbound right lane closed at Pima Road

  • Southbound right lane closed from Princess Drive to Bell Road

  • North- and southbound Pima Road turning lanes closed

The city and our partners work hard to meet construction timelines. However, weather, staffing and roadway conditions can delay a project. For up-to-date information about traffic restrictions in Scottsdale visit our map center. Sign up for ADOT travel advisories.


Trio of sculptures, "Bliss," "Surge" and "Zenith," by artist Shirley Wagner, is part of the new IN FLUX Cycle 10. Located at Miller Plaza on the northeast corner of Miller and Indian School roads, the three colorful figures are hand-fabricated from steel and powder-coated in a vibrant color palette with a gloss sheen. Each eight-foot figure is made from a series of abstract metal geometric shapes that twist and turn in space. These dynamic figurative sculptures tell a story and enhance the identity of the plaza, whose primary business revolves around fitness, aesthetics and wellness. Learn more.

Get up close and personal with a variety of amazing Arizona reptiles. A trained volunteer will talk about reptile behavior, habitat, preservation and safety. Space is limited, so please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration. Here’s the schedule:

Aloha to swim, sun and safety. Join us for the Safety Luau from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center. The event includes a mock rescue, CPR training, and fun and games including a limbo contest and hula lessons. Regular admission fees apply.



Don’t miss the last webinar of Scottsdale 360’s 2022 summer series. Join Scottsdale Emergency Manager Troy Lutrick at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, as he discusses citywide emergency management programs and how the city responds to emergency situations. Troy will also share how the city's COVID-19 Incident Management Team kept residents up-to-date and city operations running safe during the pandemic. Register.

If you missed the other classes, lucky for you – they are all recorded and ready for you to watch right here!


Watch: A Veteran Storyteller (Veterans AZ Season 2, Episode 2). This episode of Veterans AZ is a conversation with Frank Lambert – a Scottsdale resident and West Point graduate who went on to serve with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His combat legacy includes a silver star, the soldier's medal, three bronze stars with valor, an air medal and two purple hearts earned during the Tet Offensive of 1968. 

In March 2022, Frank was honored with the Veterans Heritage Project’s Storyteller Award, which recognizes a veteran’s willingness to share his/her story with others – something Frank Lambert has done many times during the past decade. Watch now.

Featured Job of the Week - Development Services Manager: This person provides customer service to the public, developers, contractors, engineers and others at the counter, on the telephone and via the internet. Multi-tasking talents a must! Learn more and apply.

Scottsdale Fire Department Chief Tom Shannon installed as Arizona Fire Chiefs Association President. His role includes presiding over meetings, appointing committee members and performing duties as required by the office during his two-year term. Shannon also will represent the association at various conferences and committees.

View Scottsdale traffic restrictions in our map center.

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