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Bethany Home Road
Corridor Improvement Study

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is conducting a planning study of the Bethany Home Road Corridor, from Jackrabbit Trail (also known as 195th Avenue) to State Route 303.


View a brief video about the Bethany Home Road Corridor Improvement Study.

Study Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Maricopa County Department of Transportation’s Bethany Home Road Corridor Improvement Study.

Development along Bethany Home Road is increasing and MCDOT wants your input to help us determine how this road will support the community. Bethany Home is expected to be an important connection to State Route 303 for the residents and businesses in the area.

The purpose of this study is to identify needs, develop recommendations, and prioritize improvements that can accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists in the future.

This study will provide guidance to agencies and developers regarding the future roadway needs and designs.

We invite you to review our preliminary research for this study. And more importantly, use the form or contact information below to provide your feedback. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Questions? We want your input.

To leave your comments about the draft preferred alternative of the Broadway Road corridor, please contact MCDOT Senior Planner Reed Kempton via email or at (602) 506-7742. You may also submit your comments electronically.

Corridor Segments

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Draft Preferred Alternative

Based on public input, MCDOT proposes the following Draft Preferred Alternative for the future of the Bethany Home Road Corridor.

  • One travel lane in each direction with a two-way, left-turn lane
  • Bike lanes and buffered sidewalks on both sides of the roadway
  • Natural surface on the north side of the roadway for informal trail use
  • 75’ total roadway right-of-way
    • 10’ of new right-of-way on the north side of the roadway
    • 32’ of new right-of-way on the south side of the roadway

Segment A Alternative: Jackrabbit Trail (also known as 195th Avenue) to Beardsley Canal (PDF)

  • Box culvert over the Beardsley Canal
  • One travel lane in each direction with a two-way, left-turn lane
  • Bike lanes and buffered sidewalks on both sides of the roadway
  • Natural surface on the north side of the roadway for informal trail use
  • 98’ total roadway right-of-way
    • 65’ of new right-of-way on the north side of the roadway

Segment B Alternative: Beardsley Canal crossing (PDF)

  • Two travel lanes in each direction with a two-way, left-turn lane
  • Bike lanes and buffered sidewalks on both sides of the roadway
  • Shared-use path on the south side of the roadway
  • 110’ total roadway right-of-way
    • No new right-of-way needed

Segment C Alternative: Beardsley Canal to Perryville Road (PDF)

  • One travel lane in each direction with a two-way, left-turn lane
  • Attached sidewalk on the north side of the roadway
  • Guardrail on the south side of the roadway
  • 66’ total roadway right-of-way
    • No new right-of-way needed

Segment D Alternative: Perryville Road to 183rd Avenue (PDF)

  • One travel lane in each direction with a two-way, left-turn lane
  • Buffered sidewalk on the south side of the roadway
  • Shared-use path on the north side of the roadway
  • Natural surface on the north side of the roadway for informal trail use
  • 66’ total roadway right-of-way
    • No new right-of-way needed

Segment E Alternative: 183rd Avenue to west of Citrus Road (PDF)

  • Two travel lanes in each direction with a raised median
  • Bike lanes on both sides of the roadway
  • Buffered sidewalk on the south side of the roadway
  • Shared-use path on the north side of the roadway
  • Natural surface on both sides of the roadway for informal trail use
  • 110’ total roadway right-of-way
    • 22’ of new right-of-way on both the north and south sides of the roadway
    • 20’ for new irrigation easement on the south side of the roadway

Segment F Alternative: West of Citrus Road to Cotton Lane (PDF)

  • Two travel lanes in each direction with a raised median
  • Bike lanes on both sides of the roadway
  • Buffered sidewalk on the south side of the roadway
  • Shared-use path on the north side of the roadway
  • Natural surface on both sides of the roadway for informal trail use
  • 110’ total roadway right-of-way
    • 22’ of new right-of-way on both the north and south sides of the roadway
    • 20’ for new irrigation easement on the south side of the roadway

Segment G Alternative: Cotton Lane to SR 303 (PDF)

Schematic Drawings

You can also view an aerial image showing schematic drawings of proposed corridor improvements that comprise the Draft Preferred Alternative. Click Here for Link

Study Considerations

In studying the Bethany Home Road corridor, the project team has considered the following:

  • The study area is located in Maricopa County and the cities of Buckeye and Glendale.
  • Land ownership is mostly private and is used for agricultural and rural type residential housing.
  • Potential future land uses include increased residential and business development. There are currently several developments in various stages of approval.
  • The close proximity of Luke Air Force Base may restrict some land uses.
  • Canyon View High School was opened on the northwest corner of Bethany Home and Perryville roads in 2018.
  • Both the Beardsley Canal and a flood control channel west of the canal will be taken into consideration for future designs.

Photos of Land Considerations (PDF)

  • Bethany Home Road currently does not have sidewalks or bike lanes.
  • No roadway currently exists west of the Beardsley Canal.
  • Traffic congestion near the high school is present during school hours.
  • Residents in the area have indicated speeding is a concern.
  • The Maricopa Trail crosses the road near Jackrabbit Trail.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle travel are expected to increase with the planned housing developments in the area. Roadway improvements will be constructed as part of these developments.
  • Based upon projected growth, future traffic models indicate four lanes (two in each direction) will be needed in this area.

Photos of Transportation Considerations (PDF)

  • The utilities in the area include overhead power poles, wells and lateral canals, a cell phone tower, and the Beardsley Canal.
  • Drainage considerations include discharge from the White Tanks Flood Retarding Structure No. 3, washes, and floodplains.
  • Storm drains and retention basins will be considered with any roadway improvements.
  • A regional detention basin has been proposed east of the high school.

Photos of Utility & Drainage Considerations (PDF)

  • A wildlife corridor is present along the Beardsley Canal including habitat suitable for the western burrowing owl.
  • There are washes that potentially will be classified as waters of the U.S. and require enhanced environmental protection.
  • There are canals that may be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Other community resources such as the high school and the Maricopa Trail will be considered during the roadway design.

Photos of Environmental Considerations (PDF)