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Thomas Road Road Crossing at the Agua Fria River

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Avondale to host Public Open House Meeting for proposed Thomas Road Crossing design


The City of Avondale is currently evaluating alternatives to provide an east/west crossing at the Agua Fria River along the Thomas Road alignment within the city.  The city is hosting two Public Open House meetings this month to discuss the proposed Thomas Road Crossing at the Aqua Fria River (Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard to 119th Avenue). Community members are encouraged to attend the public meeting to learn more about the proposed improvements, view design concepts and provide input on the project.


The dates of the meetings are Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020;  6 -7:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College (Estrella Conference Center, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale) and Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020; 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Elementary School (Cafeteria, 11675 W Encanto Blvd, Avondale).


Proposed alternatives include:

• A new bridge superstructure

• An at-grade crossing between the existing levees

• Each alternative includes widening Thomas Road to four lanes with sidewalks, bicycle lanes and street lighting


For more information call the project information line 623-825.3444 or email

If you are not able to attend in person, but would like to provide input, take a survey at , or provide written comments to  GCI c/o Thomas Road Improvements, 3440 N 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016.  Comments received by March 13, 2020 will be included in the study record.  Persons who require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact Brock Barnhart at 623.825.3444 or at


Project Goals & Anticipated Shedule



Anticipated Alternatives

1: Low Flow Crossing














2: Bridge Crossing 












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Proposed Alternatives