Power Road Improvement Project affects ASU Polytechnic campus

June 26, 2012

The City of Mesa is leading the multi-government agency Power Road Improvement Project that directly will affect ASU Polytechnic campus commuters and visitors. The first phase of this 16-month project begins July 2. This project significantly will affect traveling to and from the Polytechnic campus, but will not bring added detours or delays while moving around on campus streets.

Construction is slated to take place near the public end of the golf driving range – on the east side of Power Road on Williams Field Road – until approximately Aug. 13. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around the construction area to reach the driving range. Range access will continue, and appropriate signage will be in place during construction. Download Full Image

The larger Power Road Improvement Project spans Power Road from south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway to the north side of Pecos Road. Construction includes widening Power Road to three lanes in each direction with a raised median and full intersection improvements at Ray and Williams Field roads. Information about work beginning on the intersections of Power and Ray roads and Power and Williams Field roads currently is unavailable.

These two intersections, however, are primary access points to the Polytechnic campus. Visitors and commuters to the campus are advised to regularly check The City of Mesa Traffic Restriction Alerts and Closures web page for updates. Sun Devils with Facebook and Twitter accounts also are encouraged to find and follow The City of Mesa at “mctraffic.”

ASU Parking and Transit Services (PTS) will continue to provide project updates to the ASU community as it receives them from the city. Look for more information about the Power Road Improvement Project in future editions of PTS News, as well as on the ASU Transit Facebook page and on the @ASUtransit Twitter feed.

Shereen Shaw, Shereen.Saurey@asu.edu
ASU Parking & Transit

Wendy Craft

Marketing and communications manager, Business and Finance Communications Group


Sustainability alum named to Phoenix '40 Under 40'

June 26, 2012

Colin Tetreault is not one to sit around and wait for something to do. He’s the senior policy advisor for sustainability at the Phoenix Mayor’s office. He’s a faculty associate with ASU’s School of Sustainability. He’s the inaugural president of the school’s alumni chapter, having earned his master’s here in 2010. He is secretary of the board for the Greater Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Valley Forward Association.

Perhaps more telling of his bustling nature, Tetreault managed in one weekend to squeeze in his wedding rehearsal, a presentation at TEDxPhoenix, his rehearsal dinner, his wedding, and an Ironman Triathlon. man standing onstage Download Full Image

It’s fitting that the dynamic Tetreault, dressed in suit and green tie, graced the cover of the Phoenix Business Journal’s special 40 Under 40 superhero section.

ASU’s Tetreault joins the "40 Under 40" class in the journal's 12th year of honoring extraordinary individuals serving the metropolitan community.

In January 2012, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton appointed Tetreault as his senior policy advisor for sustainability. As Stanton’s advisor, he is responsible for overseeing and advising the creation of all policy related to sustainability for the City of Phoenix.

Tetreault envisions a community-based sustainability advisory committee, sustainable internal operations for the city, and converting vacant lots into “living, learning laboratories” in the form of green space.

Tetreault’s holistic view of sustainability provides him advanced decision-making skills for his mayoral appointment.
“Sustainability is about more than just one narrowly defined field of work,” he says. “By incorporating the many aspects, backgrounds, viewpoints and opportunities around us, we can better craft a shared vision that provides for a great economic environment, a great place to live, and a beautiful environment in which to enjoy it.”

Tetreault’s fusion of business and environment comes from his experiences as a student and faculty member in ASU’s School of Sustainability.

“The School of Sustainability and ASU have grounded me in the impactful science of sustainability, challenged me to incorporate the numerous viewpoints and values of constituents and stakeholders, and given me the capacity to execute programs focused on benefiting the greater good,” says Tetreault.

“As a faculty member," he says, "I challenge students to find creative and equitable solutions to complex sustainability challenges within the business world."

Michelle Schwartz

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability