Group of people trail running on a mountain path

Construction of the Agua Fria Trail will began in Avondale last week. 

The project has a total construction cost of $2.1 million, with the federal government paying $1.8 million and the city $300,000. The project will be managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation and is part of a regional multimodal trail system.  

The proposed completion for this project is December 2020. 

The Agua Fria Trail is a half-mile north of Van Buren Street along the Agua Fria River east levee, beneath the I-10 overpass. 

The work includes constructing a pathway, soil cement bank protection, landscaping and other related work.

Access to businesses and residential properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the project, and there will be no impact to travel lanes, as most of the work will be in the Agua Fria River levee.

For more information about this project, call the city of Avondale Development and Engineering Services Department at 623-333-4218 or visit