The project team from Achen-Gardner Construction, state and local officials, and members of the public attended the Centennial Way Groundbreaking Ceremony today in front of Carnegie Library in downtown Phoenix.
Some of those in attendance were Jan Brewer (Governor/State of Arizona), Ken Bennett (Arizona Secretary of State), Michael Johnson (District 8 Councilman/City of Phoenix), Bryan Jeffries (District 2 Councilman/City of Phoenix), Charles Jones (Co-Chair/Arizona Centennial Commission), Karen Churchard (Executive Director/Arizona Centennial Commission), and Wylie Bearup (Street Transportation Director/City of Phoenix).
Centennial Way is a street enhancement project which will transform Washington Street (from 7th to 15th Avenues) into a beautiful gateway to the Arizona State Capitol.
“When Centennial Way is completed, it will be the result of several visionary stakeholders coming together to create a streetscape of which Arizonans can be proud,” said Governor Jan Brewer, who led groundbreaking festivities. “It will be a noteworthy thoroughfare leading to our state’s capitol and to downtown Phoenix as well, and incorporate elements of our state’s culture and diversity from every corner of Arizona. It will be a fitting tribute to our 15 counties and our 22 Native American tribes. The result, I believe, will be an improvement that is fitting as we approach Arizona’s 100 years of statehood.”