Florence Boulevard Streetscape
What is the purpose of the project?
The Florence Boulevard Streetscape Design project is intended to be a transformative project by creating a full streetscape design from I-10 to Pinal Avenue. It is intended to enhance the image and quality of life for the City of Casa Grande and its residents. City leadership, citizens, and stakeholders have played an important role in developing the design concept.
The project incorporates street layout, landscape, hardscape, parking, signage, branding, and other design aspects of streetscape and transportation design.
It is designed to create and incorporate a strong multi-modal transportation configuration to include pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes, and automobiles.
Will Florence Boulevard change to two lanes the entire way from Pinal Avenue to I-10?
The proposed plan consists of three segments. 1) The Freeway Section, 2) the Midtown Section, and 3) the Downtown Section.
- The proposed plan recommends the Freeway Section increase travel lanes from four to six lanes (three lanes each direction) from I 10 to Henness Road.
- The proposed plan recommends the Midtown Section remain the same at four lanes (two lanes each direction) from Henness Road to Brown Avenue.
- The proposed plan recommends the Downtown Section be reduced to two lanes (one lane each direction) from Brown Avenue to Pinal Avenue.
If lanes are reduced in the downtown section, what are the alternate routes?
Cottonwood and McMurray have been identified as alternate routes for traffic and can handle the potential increase in capacity.
Was a traffic study conducted?
A traffic study was conducted in December 2022 during peak hours.
Will emergency vehicles be able to travel down Florence Boulevard with all the changes?
Both the Fire Department and Police Department have reviewed the design and have stated that response times will not be affected.
How many parking spaces will be added in the downtown segment?
+/-80 parking spaces have been identified in the areas between Brown Avenue and Pinal Avenue.
How much will the project cost?
Like many projects, the cost will not be determined until the construction drawings are underway.
What are the next steps?
|City Council Study Session||October 16, 2023|
|Planning Commission Study Session||December 7, 2023|
|Planning Commission Hearing||TBD|
|City Council Hearing||TBD|
|Consideration of CIP Funding Request||TBD|
Who do I contact with questions?
You may submit questions via email to FlorenceBlvd@casagrandeaz.gov.