ARIZONA NEWS

El Mirage holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for city’s first multi-use trail

Sep 27, 2023, 8:00 PM

PHOENIX – The city of El Mirage held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the West Valley suburb’s first multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The mile-long Hohokam Multi-Use Trail runs between Dysart Road at Sweetwater Avenue and Cactus Road at 123rd Lane.

The lighted 12-foot-wide trail is a combination of existing sidewalks and newly paved pathway, with access from several residential areas, parks and green spaces. Trail hours are dawn until 10 p.m.

The Standard Construction Company started work on the project in January of this year. Construction was substantially completed in June.

“This trail has already become a popular place to walk, run and ride bikes with family, friends and pets,” El Mirage Mayor Alexis Hermosillo said in a press release.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman participated in Tuesday’s ceremony.

How was Hohokam Multi-Use Trail in El Mirage funded?

The county contributed $1.2 million of CARES Act funding, while the city spent $207,000 on the project.

“Collaboration with partners like Maricopa County and several federal agencies has improved the quality of life for residents in El Mirage,” Hermosillo said.

El Mirage has an estimated population of approximately 36,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is located southeast of Surprise, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix via Grand Avenue/U.S. 60.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

An overhead view of the aftermath of the Watch Fire, which destroyed around a dozen homes in the Ar...

KTAR.com

Watch Fire investigated as arson after devastating eastern Arizona tribal community

The Watch Fire is being investigated as arson after tearing through an eastern Arizona tribal community, authorities said.

53 minutes ago

Evacuations were ordered Sunday in the Tonto National Forest for the Black Fire burning south of Ro...

KTAR.com

Evacuations ordered for Black Fire south of Roosevelt Lake

Evacuations for several areas in the Tonto National Forest were ordered due to the Black Fire burning south of Roosevelt Lake.

2 hours ago

A group of migrants are apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border protection officers after crossing i...

Kevin Stone

Arizona judge rejects bid to keep Secure the Border Act off November ballot

An Arizona judge last week rejected an effort to keep the "Secure the Border Act" off the 2024 general election ballot.

3 hours ago

Split panel of Secret Service member leading Donald Trump off a rally stage after an attempted assa...

Kevin Stone

Arizona Democrat demands answers from Secret Service after assassination attempt

Rep. Ruben Gallego, an Arizona Democrat, wrote a letter to the Secret Service director seeking answers about the Donald Trump assassination attempt.

5 hours ago

Assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump explained...

Serena O'Sullivan

Trump assassination attempt reflects political tensions in Arizona and beyond, experts say

The assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump reminded Arizona voters of what happens when political threats come to fruition.

6 hours ago

Stock image of backyard swimming pool. A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized but breathing after a drow...

KTAR.com

2-year-old boy hospitalized after being pulled from pool in Surprise

A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized Monday morning after a drowning incident in Surprise, authorities said.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

El Mirage holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for city’s first multi-use trail