Phoenix to begin first phase of Grand Canalscape Project
PHOENIX – The ancient Hohokam civilization first built Phoenix’s canal system more than 600 years ago. In the fall, Phoenix officials plan to start a project they hope will revive and improve the Grand Canal.
The Grand Canalscape Project will include nearly 12 miles of trails along the canal, from Interstate 17 to the border between Phoenix and Tempe.
The first phase includes the north bank between 15th Avenue and 16th Street and the south bank between Garfield and Van Buren streets.