Feb 20

Check Out West Valley Art Museum Exhibits throughout Peoria in February

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM by Adam Rosen

Artwork from the West Valley Art Museum will be on display at two additional locations in Peoria this month. 

Sunrise Mountain Library will feature the original serigraph artwork by Peter Max while the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts will showcase the museum’s colorful fabric art exhibit. For more information about the West Valley Art Museum, call 623-972-0635 or visit their website.
 


Feb 20

New Adaptive Signal Control Technology Activated Along Bell Road

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM by Adam Rosen

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), in partnership with the cities of Glendale and Peoria, and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), has activated new Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) along Bell Road between 99thAvenue and 73rd Avenue.  This is one of four smaller projects in the Bell Road Adaptive Signal Project and includes 13 intersections surrounding the Bell Road and Loop 101 freeway interchange.

The adaptive signal control equipment was installed last year. Since then, the system has been in learning mode to allow it to understand traffic patterns in the area. Also during this time, the communication network linking the intersections and agencies was tested.  The ASCT system was officially activated on Feb. 7.

While the ASCT system is now operational, it is still considered to be in a test mode as the system is fine-tuned and adjusted in the coming weeks. Therefore, drivers in the area may not notice any immediate or significant changes to signal timing. Adaptive Signal Control Technology automatically adjusts the timing of the green lights at intersections to accommodate for changing traffic patterns. For more information about the project and how adaptive signals work, visit their website.

Feb 20

Attend Bravo Peoria at Sunrise Public Library

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM by Adam Rosen

Sunrise Mountain Library, together with the Friends of the Peoria Libraries, is hosting Bravo Peoria, a family-friendly event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 3. 

Attendees can participate in face painting, make crafts, browse the book sale, and more. Attendees can also check out reptile adventures, James the Juggler and inflatables. For more information, call 623-773-8650 or visit their website