Safety Enhancements Coming to Glendale Intersections
Eleven additional intersections throughout the City of Glendale have been identified to receive Flashing Yellow Arrows. Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYA) help enhance safety and improve operations at signalized intersections. There will be some temporary roadway restrictions including the closure of left turn lanes and high-speed lanes to protect the work area during installation. Construction at the following intersections is scheduled to begin the week of January 7, 2019:
59th Ave. & Bell Road
67th Ave. & Bell Road
59th Ave. & Thunderbird Road (north median only)
51st Ave. & Olive Ave.
67th Ave. & Glendale Ave.
75th Ave. & Glendale Ave.
Once these locations have been completed the construction will begin at the intersections of 51st Ave. & Peoria, 59th Ave. & Peoria, 51st Ave. & Northern, 67th Ave. & Olive and 59th Ave. & Bethany Home Road. The project is expected to be completed in the next 4 months.
For more information contact the Glendale Transportation Department at 623-930-2940.
NEW: HAWK Pedestrian Crossing Signal at 65th Ave and Bethany Home Road A HAWK (High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk) pedestrian beacon that resembles a traffic signal light, but is pedestrian activated, has been installed at 65th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Traffic is stopped only when the push-button is activated by someone waiting to cross the roadway. A new single north/south crosswalk was installed at the west leg of the intersection. Additional improvements included the installation of new sidewalk, curb and gutter, ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, reflective pavement markings and other related activities.
Other HAWK locations include:
60th Avenue and Bethany Home Road
65th and Glendale Avenues
63rd and Beardsley Avenues
Pavement Management Program
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.
Click here for information on the Pavement Management Program including a current schedule of pavement management activates by Council District and a description of the treatment activities.
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.
2019 Glendale Clean and Green Newsletter
The 2018 Glendale Clean & Green publication is here! This annual publication brings together water conservation, sanitation, recycling and transportation news to help Glendale stay green. Inside you'll find helpful hints, free events, special recycling and sanitation dates, a contest for kids and the latest in green efforts within Glendale. Download now! (pdf)
59th Avenue & Olive Avenue Intersection Safety Improvement ProjectComplete!
Thank you to residents, local business, commuters and public safety for their patience and cooperation during construction of this important safety improvement.Press Release
Recent GUS & Dial-A-Ride Changes New Glendale Urban Shuttle (GUS) Route 2 Added & Fare Change Implemented
New loop circulator will serve southeast Glendale (Tanner Terrace, St. John’s Manor, Fry’s Food & Drugs at 43rd Ave./Bethany Home Rd., Downtown Glendale/ US Post Office, Glendale Community Center, Rose Lane Park, 99¢ Only Store, Walmart at 55th Ave./Northern Ave.). No changes to GUS 1 and GUS 3 routes. GUS FREE to ride (all passengers, all routes) GUS 2 Map (Effective Oct.23rd)
Dial-A-Ride Fare Changes effective October 23, 2017
Dial-A-Ride: ADA/ADA Companion–$3; Senior/Disabled/Junior (age 6-13)–$2; General Public (age 14-64)–$5. Groups (4+ paying passengers): General Public–$3; Senior/Disabled/Junior (age 6-13) – $1; Children (age 0-5)– free (no change). Regional Paratransit: $4 (no change).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flashing Yellow Arrow The use of flashing yellow arrows (FYA) at signalized intersections to control left turning traffic was recently approved by the federal government after studies concluded that flashing arrows provide numerous benefits including:
Enhanced understanding by motorists when using arrows instead of solid green indications;
Enhanced safety; and
Improved operation by minimizing delays.
FYA at a traffic signal includes a flashing yellow arrow signal head in addition to the standard red, yellow and green arrow heads over the left-turn lane. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow allows waiting motorists to make a left-hand turn after yielding to oncoming traffic. Otherwise, the new traffic signals work the same as traditional signals. The City of Glendale has begun a program to convert left-turn movements at various signalized intersections to FYA operation with the purpose of improving safety and operations. Current locations with flashing yellow arrows include:
59th Avenue and Glendale Avenue
59th and Olive Avenue (during nighttime and weekends)
51st and Peoria Avenue
59th Avenue and Union Hills Drive
51st and Glendale Avenue
67th Avenue and Deer Valley Road
Dysart Road and Glendale Avenue
75th Avenue and Deer Valley Road
99th Avenue and Bethany Home Road
El Mirage and Glendale Avenue
83rd Avenue & Bethany Home Road
91st Avenue & Montebello
95th Avenue & Camelback Road
Flashing Yellow Arrow @ 59th & Olive Avenues:
Glendale Transportation has made many safety improvements to the intersection of 59th & Olive. The most recent improvement is a flashing yellow left turn arrow. Watch now
A total of 22 additional major arterial intersections throughout the City are in various stages of design and will be converted over the next 18 months. The remaining 23 FYA candidate intersections will be designed using federal safety funds, with construction funding not currently identified - view map here.
E.P.A. approves M.A.G.'s 5% plan for Maricopa County: The approval recognizes continued air quality improvements in Glendale and Maricopa County, the report shows annual reductions of PM-10 emissions since 2007. The approval marks the first time Maricopa County has been found to meet the federal standards for dust since the Clean Air Act was amended in 1970. Watch now