A sweeping number of street, road, and pathway projects are expected to enter the planning and design phase in the months to come in Mesa, Arizona.
Voters by a 68% to 32% margin earlier this month approved a $100 million general obligation transportation bond called Mesa Moves, which will particularly target road reconstruction efforts as well as improvements and additions to existing biking and walking infrastructure.
As planned, some $93 million will target regional roadway improvements, with $7 million going for the reconstruction of arterial roads.
The bond proposal was the result of a public outreach program conducted by the City of Mesa, with more than six thousand residents offering their input on infrastructure projects they would most like to see become reality.
Two repeated themes in those responses underlined a desire to make certain busy intersections safer, while enhancing the city’s bike and pedestrian network.
That network will see work on shared-use pathways running along the city’s canals and freeways, as well as separated bike lanes.
By Garry Boulard
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