Rio Salado Pathway Priest Drive Underpass

The City of Tempe received federal funding towards construction of a segment of the Rio Salado Multi-Use Pathway along the south bank levee of the Salt River.  The new segment is located under the Priest Drive Bridge and links existing pathway segments to the east and west.  DSG prepared the technical documents required for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) compliance, including the PISA, UPBE, CIF, Section 106 consultation, agency scoping, Section 4(f) consultation, and Categorical Exclusion.

Location: Tempe, Arizona
 Spring – Summer 2015 
Accomplishments: Successful completion of Categorical Exclusion found no sensitive resources within project area
Challenges: Determining overall project footprint during preliminary design and construction access for pathway construction