In Arizona, Burgess & Niple (B&N) is leading the US-60/Grand Avenue Corridor Optimization, Access Management Plan, and System Study (COMPASS) to identify changes that will improve mobility and drive economic development on a 24-mile stretch of urban roadway. The project is located in the Cities of Phoenix, Surprise, El Mirage, Peoria and Glendale; the Town of Youngtown; and Maricopa County.
The US-60/Grand Avenue corridor is a key regional multimodal transportation facility for metropolitan Phoenix. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the Arizona Department of Transportation and municipalities are seeking solutions to improve roadway operations, reduce congestion and strengthen regional economic development.
The corridor includes unique, complex roadway geometrics and substantial physical constraints, including the BNSF Railway tracks that are parallel to US-60/Grand Avenue.
As part of the study, B&N is:
At the project’s conclusion, B&N engineers will recommend and prioritize improvements and develop access management guidelines and policies for future use.