Pedestrian beacons are among the planned improvements on Indian School Road.

Phoenix to use $25 million to improve road safety

January 3, 2024

The city of Phoenix will receive $24.8 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve road safety and infrastructure along Indian School Road in the city’s uptown area. To improve safety in the high-risk corridor, the city will install sidewalks, pedestrian beacons, improved crosswalks and better lighting.

The grant comes from USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program, which announced $817 million in funding for 385 communities in December 2023. SS4A works to reduce roadways deaths and injuries by preventing crashes and similar traffic accidents. The next opportunity to apply for the program will be in February 2024.

The project is part of a larger mixed-use development to turn a vacant uptown property into a walkable urban hub for residential, retail and restaurant spaces. The Indian School Road project will improve safety conditions at adjoining intersections and pedestrian infrastructure in advance of future development.

Indian School Road is one of the most dangerous roadways in Phoenix. Between 2017 and 2021, a total of 124 crashes resulted in 39 deaths and 109 serious injuries. Of the 39 fatalities, nearly half involved pedestrians or bicyclists, over half happened when it was dark, and 35 were left-turn collisions.

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Photo by Mike Cynecki courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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