The City of Phoenix has contracted with Haydon Building Corp. for construction of the new Sonoran Boulevard. This new arterial roadway, located adjacent to the Sonoran Preserve, will begin at 15th Avenue and Dove Valley Road, and proceed east through this scenic corridor to Cave Creek Road. The project includes 7 miles of new arterial roadway; a 5-mile shared-use path that weaves throughout the desert up to a ¼ mile from the roadway; 3 bridges with artistic features, and balconies with seating and shade; and renaming the existing Dove Valley Road to Sonoran Boulevard.
Other special amenities include raised medians and landscaping that will maintain the visual aspect of the preserve by blending nature into the roadway design; box culverts that allow for natural drainage as well as accommodate crossing areas for wildlife, equestrians, and hikers.
Sonoran Boulevard is currently under construction. Construction is expected to continue through early 2013.
A Solution Based Forum was held on June 28, 2011, to discuss the Sonoran Boulevard construction project. Participants included representatives from Council District 2 and the area’s major homeowner groups, developers, and employers. State Land Department staff and City staff from the Street Transportation, Planning and Development, and Parks and Recreation Departments were present. An attorney with extensive experience in this process, David C. Tierney, agreed to conduct the sessions at no cost to the City.
On July 6, 2011, the City Council approved recommendations based upon the results of the Solution Based Forum. View the City Council Report:
A Roadway Dedication Event will be held on May 25, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. at the project site. The public parking entrance will be located on Dove Valley Road east of Paloma Parkway and will open at 7:00 a.m. A map and additional details are included in the Roadway Dedication Event Invitation.
- Current Project Newsletter - February 2013
- Update October 2012
- Bridge Construction Pictures
- Construction Pictures - Summer 2012
- Construction Pictures - Fall 2012
- Project Map
- Project Historic Overview
- Project Timeline with Back-Up Material
- Fact Sheet
- Artistic Elements & Trail System
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Executive Summary
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