Path improvements begin 90th Street transformation

One of the most diverse and dynamic areas of Scottsdale is beginning a facelift that will make getting around easier for commuters, residents and employees.

Work starts this month on the Mustang Transit Path Connection which will improve access from the Camelback Walk greenbelt to the Mustang Library.

Sections of the multi-use path will be completely rebuilt in that area to make them compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Public art also will be incorporated into the path, according to a press release.

The path connection is the first phase of a larger project that will add a variety of transportation improvements along 90th Street, including transit amenities, a roundabout at the library entrance and a new traffic signal serving the HonorHealth Shea Medical Center driveway.

The Camelback Walk greenbelt is a popular recreation corridor for walkers, joggers and bicyclists, the release stated. It connects to the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt and with path systems north of Shea that link with the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Camelback Walk also provides a park-like respite for roughly 24,000 employees who work within a half-mile radius of the 90th Street/Shea intersection.

The Mustang Transit Path Connection project’s cost is about $380,000 and completion is expected by this fall. The city council is scheduled this fall to consider a construction contract for the second phase of the project — which includes the larger traffic and transit improvements along 90th Street.

For more information and images of the planned improvements, visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search “Mustang Transit Center.”

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