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City Improvements

Welcome to the city of Glendale's improvements page. This online destination will serve as your gateway to information about exciting improvement projects happening in Glendale, Arizona. Please visit the sections below to learn more about the various projects.

  • Downtown Alley Improvement Project

    This community enhancement project will reconstruct the existing alley connecting Glendale Avenue and Glenn Drive (between 57th Drive and 57th Avenue) to create a more accessible and pedestrian-friendly environment for Downtown Glendale visitors. Improvements include the removal of existing asphalt pavement and the installation of landscaping, decorative brick pavers, ornamental screen walls, new street lighting, pedestrian seating and drainage improvements. Construction activities begin late August and the project is slated for completion in January 2018. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening or weekend work may be required to accommodate nearby businesses and neighbors.

    Sept. 2017:
    Project Flyer & Construction Update
    Jan. 2017: Project Flyer & Construction Update
    May 17th Grand Opening Celebration: Details

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  • 67th Avenue/Orangewood Avenue: Sidewalk Connectivity Project
    Community Meeting
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Glendale High School Media Center
    6216 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
  • The City of Glendale, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), is finalizing design plans for the construction of a continuous sidewalk along 67th Avenue between Glendale Avenue and Orangewood Avenue and along Orangewood Avenue between 67th Avenue and the BNSF Railroad. Pedestrian safety improvements include the installation of new sidewalk, curb and gutter in areas where no sidewalk exists.

    View Flyer

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  • 55th Avenue, Riviera Drive to Cactus Road
    Half-Street Improvement Project
    1/2/18 TO 3/9/18

    Beginning 5 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, southbound 55th Ave. will be closed between Riviera Dr. and Cactus Rd. for roadway widening/construction activities. During the closure, the northbound travel lane will remain open. Local traffic may use Sunnyside Dr., Cactus Rd., 57th Ave. or 53rd Ave. as an alternate route. The roadway is slated to reopen by 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018.

    More information

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  • Citywide Fire Hydrant and Valve Replacement Project
    A citywide capital improvement effort to replace fire hydrants and install replacement water
    main valves will get underway in mid-November 2017.  Replacement fire hydrants are
    necessary due to age and to improve functionality. Newly installed valves provide improved maintenance, better control and operational stability. The current fire hydrant and valve
    replacement project is scheduled for completion June 2018.

    Traffic Restrictions
    During construction, traffic lane restrictions are anticipated. However, access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles at all times.

    24-Hour Project Hotline: 602.264.6416

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  • Glendale Waterline Improvement Project
    Construction Activity Update: Deer Valley Road, 59th Ave to 67th Ave
    Project Flyer & Additional Details
    Project Information: 602.532.6250

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  • Construction Activity Update - April 2018
    Traffic Circulation and Event Parking Improvement Projects
    Glendale Sports & Entertainment District
    Sept. 2017: Project Flyer & Additional Details
    Dec. 2017: Project Flyer & Construction Update
    Jan. 2018: Project Flyer & Construction Update
    Feb. 2018: Project Flyer & Construction Update
    April 2018: Project Flyer & Construction Update

    1/30/18 TO 7/31/18
    Beginning 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Bethany Home Road will be closed between 95th Avenue and 91st Avenue for construction of pedestrian infrastructure improvements. During this time, 95th and 91st avenues will remain open. Through traffic may use Camelback Road or Maryland Avenue as an alternate route.  Bethany Home Road will reopen by 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

    About the Project
    Improvements along Bethany Home Road east of 95th Avenue include the installation of a pedestrian underpass and bridged crossings at the Grand Canal and Bethany Home Outfall Channel, realignment at Bethany Home Road, concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, landscaping and additional drainage improvements. The project is slated for completion in August 2018.

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  • Citywide LED Streetlight Conversion Program
    Lowers Energy and Maintenance Costs, Enhances Traffic Safety, Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    A citywide effort to convert 18,500 of Glendale's streetlights from high pressure sodium to new energy-efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) light fixtures kicks off September 2017. With the transition to citywide implementation, Glendale is expected to experience a significant reduction in energy consumption and maintenance costs, coupled with the added benefit of improved visibility and safety on city streets.

    The new LED streetlights are expected to save the city approximately $674,000 in energy and maintenance costs each year. Work will start in Glendale’s APS service areas to meet APS rebate deadline requirements and progress into SRP service areas. Project completion is currently slated for January 2018.

    LED FAQ's

    Contractor crews will be changing out the cobra heads of existing street lights via aerial bucket trucks during day and nighttime off peak travel hours.  Some work locations may necessitate brief travel-lane closures to accommodate worker and motorist safety.

    Download Project Information
    Download Public Meeting Presentation

    24-Hour Project Line: 602.532.6250

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  • Glendale Traffic Study Paves Way for Reduced Congestion
    on Major City Roadways

    City deploys more Intelligent Transportation System Technology

    City traffic engineers are using hi-tech traffic devices to capture real-time traffic information on the heaviest traveled streets in Glendale. Actual volume, speed and travel time data, collected via more than 65 real-time traffic detection sensors, will be used to develop “SMART” traffic management plans that will ease congestion, cut travel times and move traffic more efficiently between signalized intersections.

    The installation phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by end of February 2018. Once the devices are operational, the traffic data collection phase is estimated to take up to five months. Glendale traffic management experts will use the data collected to re-fine the signal timings that matches traffic demand. Motorists will notice reduced congestion, more efficient traffic flow and improved travel times by end of 2018. Additional benefits include improved traffic safety, reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality through reduced auto emissions.

    Only minor traffic delays are anticipated during the installation and removal of traffic detection devices. For more information, contact City of Glendale Transportation Division at 623-930-2940 or visit

    Real-time traffic data collection devices map

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  • Bell Road Adaptive Signal Project  (99th Ave. to 73rd Ave.)
    Roadwork Ahead!

    The City of Glendale is one of eight jurisdictions working in partnership to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce traveler delays along the valley’s heaviest travelled east/west surface street. 

    Crews are onsite along Bell Rd between 99th and 73rd Avenues, including five Glendale intersections, installing adaptive traffic signal equipment on the traffic signals.  The installation phase is scheduled to be completed by end of December 2017.  The adaptive system activation is scheduled for end of January 2018.  The technology receives and processes data from strategically placed sensors, which allows the adaptive signal system to determine the timing of the signals based on the collected and processed traffic flow data.

    The multijurisdictional project will upgrade 50 traffic signals across Bell Road coordinator from Scottsdale to Surprise the project is one of the longest adaptive signals projects in the nation.

    For more information, contact Maricopa County Department of Transportation at 602-506-3342 or visit

    Learn more about Adaptive Signal Timing

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  • 83rd Avenue/Georgia Avenue
    Drainage Improvement Project
    Contractor: B&F Contracting, Inc.
    Scheduled to begin the week of June 26 for approximately six weeks, contractor crews will remove and replace portions of curb, gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement and the valley gutter on the east side of 83rd Avenue at Georgia Avenue as part of drainage improvements in this area.

    During this work, Georgia Ave. will be CLOSED at 83rd Ave. with no access to or from Georgia Ave. at 83rd Ave. Please use 81st Ave. as an alternate route during this work. Detour signage will be in place. Thank you for your patience during this construction effort!
    Project Information: 602.532.6250 | More Information

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  • N. 71st Avenue Roadway Improvement Project
    W. Myrtle Ave. to W. Orangewood Ave.
    Roadway and drainage improvements include the removal and reconstruction of the existing pavement, the installation of new curb/gutter, sidewalk and roadway medians, and the replacement/relocation of utilities. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in October and is anticipated to take approximately 4 months to complete.

    Monday, January 22, 2018 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Oasis Water Treatment Plant
    7070 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85303

    The city of Glendale is hosting an open house public meeting to discuss plans for future improvements to N. 71st Avenue between W. Myrtle and W. Orangewood avenues. Roadway and drainage improvements include the removal and reconstruction of the existing pavement, the installation of new curb/gutter, sidewalk and roadway medians and the replacement/relocation of utilities. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in February 2018 and is anticipated to take approximately four months to complete.

    For more information please contact the construction hotline at 602-235-2896

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  • Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery Block Wall Replacement Project
    Starting Wednesday, May 24, construction crews will be onsite performing work activities associated with the removal and replacement of a portion of the existing perimeter block wall located along the southern boundary of the Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery (see map). Completion is slated for late June 2017.

    To help ensure workplace safety and pet security, temporary fencing will be installed while the new
    wall is constructed. The construction contractor will coordinate directly with individual property
    owners regarding pet containment and access to backyards adjacent to the work area prior to

    Please note that access to the cemetery will be provided at all times. Thank you for your patience
    and cooperation during this construction effort!

    Construction Work Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. If
    necessary, some work activity may begin as early as 5 a.m. to facilitate the placing and curing of
    concrete during seasonal temperature changes. Some weekend work may also be required.


    If you have questions about the project or need special assistance or accommodation, please call
    the 24-hour construction hotline at 602.264.6416. We are here to answer your questions and assist you any way that we can. Project Flyer

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  • FY 2017/2018 Pavement Management Projects
    The Pavement Management Program (PMP) consists of the rehabilitation of poor and deteriorating streets within the City of Glendale with the application of common treatments as well as other pavement preservations methods. The City of Glendale regularly evaluates the condition of roads and streets to assess the need for maintenance or repair, in addition to prioritizing and scheduling how this takes place. The plan to extend the overall life-expectancy of the City of Glendale’s streets through the most efficient and cost-saving measures is carried out through a series of pavement preservation projects. The FY 2017/18 PMP Mill & Overlay (M&O), Crack Seal and Slurry Seal projects are presently underway throughout the City.

    Click here for a description of what treatment activities residents can expect.

    For more specific project info call the 24/7 project hotline at 602.532.6250 

    Watch Glendale Today with Councilmember Bart Turner as he discusses how Glendale manages its street and pavement management program.

    FY 17/18 Pavement Management Projects Summary
    FY 17/18 Pavement Management Program Map

    FY 2018/2019 
    The Pavement Management Program team is evaluating city streets for inclusion in the next pavement management cycle (FY 2018/2019). Several other treatment types and products are being evaluated to identify the most cost-effective surface treatment given a certain level of pavement deterioration for any given arterial/collector street or residential streets. Allocated funds need to be expended in a manner that will cover as much of Glendale as possible. Once this selection process is completed and the budget to cover these projects is obligated, residents can expect a new “FY 18/19 Pavement Management Program Map” in the following 2-3 months.

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  • Sewer & Manhole Rehabilitation Program
    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: April through December 2017
    Glendale Water Services Department is in the process of performing construction activities associated with the replacement and upgrade of sewer system infrastructure at several locations throughout the city. Community benefits include enhanced odor control, reduced overflows and improved system reliability. Download Flyer

Impacted residences and businesses will be notified when work is scheduled to be performed in their area.

Phase 4 Project Locations:

    • W. Glenn Dr.: N 53rd Ave. -N. 51st Ave.
    • W. Butler Dr.: N. 55th Ave. -54th Ave.
    • W Northern Ave.: N. 45th Ave.-N. 43rd Ave.
    • W. Maryland Ave.: Grand Ave.-N. 54th Ave.
    • N. 68th Dr.:  Camelback Rd.-W. Pasadena Ave.
    • N. 59th Dr.: W. Orangewood Ave.-W. Northern Ave.
    • N. 60th Ave.: W. Maryland Ave.-W. Ocotillo Rd.
    • W. Missouri Ave.: N. 75th Ave.-N. 78th Ave.
    • 190-ft. north of W. Maryland Ave.: N. 62nd Ave.-N. 63rd Ave.
    • W. Cholla St: 62nd Ave.-N. 63rd Ave.

Your Enterprise Fund Dollars at Work!
Questions? Call the Construction Hotline at 602-750-7139
Project # 131419 

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  • Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant Open House
    You’re Invited!
    The Glendale Water Services Department is hosting a community open house to share information about upcoming water treatment plant capacity expansion and process improvements being implemented at the Pyramid Park Water Treatment Plant located east of Pyramid Peak Parkway and north of Pinnacle Vista Drive. This needed process and capacity project will improve plant reliability and provide the ability to meet increasing service demand associated with area growth and development. The plant’s treatment capacity will increase by 15 million gallons per day over the plant’s current 39 million gallons per day treatment capacity.

    Informational Open House Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6-7 p.m.
    Glendale Community College North Campus, C Building Room 130
    5727 W. Happy Valley Road, Glendale. More Information

    Project Summary & Schedule

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  • 47th Avenue Drainage Improvement Project
    A new 42" storm drain will be installed in 47th Avenue starting just north of Glendale Avenue and extending to just north of Orangewood Avenue.

    The new storm drain will address flooding problems at the intersection of 47th and State avenues. The project also includes the construction of new drainage structures, including new catch basins upstream of Glendale Avenue to reduce the surface runoff that is discharged to Glendale Avenue.

    Construction is expected to start in late March and take approximately 4 months.

    Please call the construction hotline at 602-750-7139 for further information.

    During construction, on-street parking will not be permitted. Traffic lane restrictions and alternating sidewalk closures are anticipated. Be alert to changes in temporary construction signage and flag persons when driving through the construction zone. Access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles at all times.

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  • City of Glendale Waterline Improvements (Project 131424)
    The City of Glendale waterline improvement project is a multi-phase/multi-year design and construction project. The project includes waterline replacement and related infrastructure at various locations throughout the City.

    The locations are as follows:
      -  Bethany Home Rd.: 67th Ave. to 59th Ave.
    (Including the Bethany Home Rd./67th Ave. and Bethany Home Rd./59th Ave. intersections)

      -  59th Ave.: Royal Palm Rd. to Olive Ave.
    (Including the 59th Ave./Olive Ave. intersection)

    67th Ave./Olive Ave. Intersection

    Deer Valley Rd.: 67th Ave. to 59th Ave.

    Construction Activity Update
    Phase 1 construction includes the 59th Ave/Olive Ave. intersection and Bethany Home Rd., 67th Ave. to 59th Ave. and related intersections. See Project Map here.

    Nighttime construction work is currently taking place on Olive Avenue, between 67th and 61st avenues and on Bethany Home Rd., between 67th and 59th avenues. Impacted businesses and residences will receive a 48-hour notice prior to any planned disruption to water service.

For project questions or information, please contact our project hotline: 602.532.6250

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  • 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue Intersection Safety and Capacity Improvement Projects
    The 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue Intersection Safety and Capacity Improvement Projects will enhance safety, provide more efficient traffic flow and pedestrian movement through the intersection and reduce traffic congestion and delays.

    • Raised center medians on 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue
    • New bus bays on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection
    • Additional right-turn lanes on Olive Avenue for north and southbound travel on to 59th Avenue
    • New sidewalk ramps on the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection
    • New street lighting

    Utility Relocations are underway and roadway improvements are anticipated to begin in late spring or early summer 2017. Project completion is slated for December 2017.

    24-HOUR CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE: (602) 264-6416

During the utility relocation activities, expect traffic lane closures and restrictions; however, access will be maintained for residents, businesses, Glendale Community College staff and students and emergency vehicles. Please allow extra time when driving through the area as there may be traffic delays.

Click here for project updates. | VIDEO 

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  • Glendale Centerline
    CLICK HERE for information on the Glendale Centerline Project (Glendale Avenue)

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  • Northern Parkway
    CLICK HERE for information on the Northern Parkway project. The purpose of the project is to construct a regional transportation facility to improve regional connectivity from the West Valley to major roadways such as Loop 303, Loop 101, and US 60 (Grand Avenue); improve travel time, regional facility spacing, and west/east traffic flow; and serve population growth.

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  • Street Construction - Traffic Restrictions
    CLICK HERE (PDF) to find out information on current road closures, traffic restrictions and street construction projects happening in the city of Glendale.



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