A major project to improve traffic flow and mitigate flood risks on the 67th Avenue Corridor between Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads will pick up steam in 2022.
Some improvements have already been made in the area, which has historically been heavily impacted by flooding and drainage issues.
Pre-construction has begun, and Peoria has approved an intergovernmental agreement for state funding. Project components include improving the storm water drainage system that connects the regional network, adding a third traffic lane in each direction and new bike lanes on 67th Avenue, raised medians, undergrounding utility lines, installing ADA-compliant sidewalks, and improving roadway lighting and landscaping.
The total $32.6M project budget breaks down as follows:
- Peoria: $11.6M
- Maricopa County Flood Control District: $10M
- State of Arizona: $8.5M
- “Other Entities”: $2.5M.
Under the intergovernmental agreement approved in October, the Arizona Department of Transportation will identify and define both its own responsibilities and those of Peoria regarding the project. (Source)