The city of Avondale

The $4.2 million Van Buren Multi-Use Path is part of a long-term project to further the regional Maricopa County Multimodal Trail System.

The city of Avondale recently wrapped up work on a new paved, landscaped path. 

The $4.2 million Van Buren Multi-Use Path, part of a long-term project to further the regional Maricopa County Multimodal Trail System, was partially paid for through federal funds ($2.4 million) and runs approximately 1.75 miles, between 113th and 127th avenues on the north side of Van Buren Street. 

The path includes sidewalks and sidewalk ramps, pedestrian lighting, irrigations system, landscaping, signing, striping and other related work and artistic elements along the trail. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) administered the construction, and it was designed by Harrington Planning + Design.

This project ties into the city’s overall multimodal trail system.

“The vision for the future of the path is that it will connect to the Agua Fria River pathways and connect you to the Tres Rios Nature area, where it will link up along the Gila River and create routes for connectivity to other communities, such as Phoenix, Goodyear and Buckeye,” said Bryan Hughes, Avondale’s parks and recreation director. 

The city is committed to developing primary trails along the Agua Fria River corridor and prioritizing opportunities to connect missing links of trails from residential areas to the primary trail corridor along the Agua Fria River.

Visit the city’s YouTube page to learn more about the project at bit.ly/VanBurenTrails