McDowell-Sonoran Preserve Concerns

2017 Preserve Power Line Construction

APS initiated the construction of a new transmission line known as the Northeast Valley 69,000 volt (69 kV) power line.  This line will be constructed overhead along the north side of the existing 345-kV transmission line corridor to the 118th Street alignment.  The section of line south along 118th Street to the new Via Doña Substation will be installed underground.  Construction on the overhead line will begin in June 2017 and will be complete by October 2017.

Boundary and Perimeter Fencing

Scottsdale continues to assess all perimeter improvements for their effectiveness, and will make changes accordingly.  In addition, we expect the increase in allowed users (i.e. hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians) to put significant pressure on illegal motorized users that may enter the Preserve.  If you are in the Preserve and witness illegal motorized use PLEASE call the Scottsdale Police Department at (480) 312-5000.  Be sure to tell the operator that you are reporting motor vehicle use in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  A call for service will be logged and it will assist in enforcement efforts.