67th Avenue Corridor
The City of Peoria’s 67th Avenue Corridor Improvement Project is a multi-faceted, regional infrastructure project which expands the roadway, enhances drainage protection, and installs a new waterline. The project extends from Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road as a gateway to the city of Peoria, with connections to both Glendale and Phoenix.
The project will widen 67th Avenue to three travel lanes in each direction, by expanding the existing roadway with an additional lane in each direction with bike lanes, and raised median islands along a portion of the roadway between the Lifetime Fitness/Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) entrance and Happy Valley Road for access management and to enhance safety. Overhead utilities on the west side of 67th Avenue will be converted to underground, and the project also includes new curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drains, streetlights, and landscaping to complete the streetscape.
Residents north of Happy Valley Road will gain an additional through lane and dedicated right turn lane at the intersection of 67th Avenue and Happy Valley Road for southbound traffic, and dual left and right turn lanes will be constructed on the west and south legs of the intersection to improve travel times.
In coordination with the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, a regional stormwater drainage plan identified the need for a regional storm drainage system. The City of Peoria recently completed interim improvements on a drainage basin at Hatfield Road and 67th Avenue. As part of the project, storm drains will be installed in 67th Avenue and a box culvert at Hatfield Road to direct stormwater to New River.
Final design is expected to begin in Summer 2021, with construction over a period of time including utility relocations and installation of a new 16” water pipeline between Pinnacle Peak Road and Hatfield Road to increase the City’s water system redundancy, reliability and availability in the area.
Award of the design contract is expected in Summer 2021, and survey work, which will aid in the design process, is expected to take place in July/August 2021.