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  • Transportation Improvements and Traffic Safety

    Pima County has been using bond funds to improve transporation and traffic safety since at least 1974.  In 2004, voters approved $350 million for this purpose.

    The DOT-06 Magee Road, La Canada Drive to Oracle Road project began construction October 2013 and is scheduled to be completed February 2015. There currently are two active DOT-41 Neighborhood Transportation projects. One is in design and one is in construction. The Harrison Greenway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (part of The Loop) project remains in design awaiting the acquisition of State land. The Desert View High School Access Road (part of the Valencia Road/Alvernon to Wilmot RTA project) is scheduled to be completed FY2014/15. The DOT-44 Orange Grove Road, Camino de Ia Tierra to La Cholla project started construction in late May 2013 and will be completed August 2014. The southernmost portion of the DOT-50 Kinney Road, Ajo Way to Bopp Road project is currently under design. Intersection improvements at Kinney Road and State Route 86 (Ajo Road) are being designed by ADOT as part of their SR86 Ajo Highway improvements plans. Construction of this work was delayed and is now planned for FY 2014/15 and FY 2015/16. The other phases of this project remain on hold pending further consideration by private developers. The DOT-53 Old Tucson-Nogales Highway-Summit Neighborhood project is under development. Construction is scheduled to begin late January 2015 and complete January 2016.

    There are five active projects in the DOT-57 Safety Improvement program currently in design. Four are scheduled to be complete by the end of FY2014/15. They are Orange Grove Two-Way Left-Turn and Bike Lanes (La Canada Road to Oracle Road), Tanque Verde Road at Emily Gray JHS HAWK, Bowes Road at Sabino High School HAWK, Palo Verde HAWKS at Alvord & Milton. The fifth is Mary Ann Cleveland Way at Kush Canyon Lane HAWK which is anticipated to complete construction by the end of FY2015/16. Homer Davis Elementary Bicycle & Pedestrian Enhancements and the Centennial Elementary Safe Routes to School project were complete August 2014. The Intelligent Transportation Systems project and Square Tube Breakaway Posts project both include ongoing sub-projects as required.

    Two projects were completed during the last six months. The DOT-41 Alvernon Heights Neighborhood Solar Street lights project was completed December 2013. The DOT-57 Safety Management Systems and Program Development

    project was completed June 2014. In addition, a three-mile portion of the DOT-29, Houghton Road, Golf Links to I-10 project (Irvington to Valencia) completed construction in June 2014. This is a City of Tucson project partially funded with HURF bonds.

    HURF bonds totaling $47.5 million were authorized to fund three City of Tucson projects. They are the remaining phases of DOT-29 Houghton Road, Golf Links to I-10 (RTA #32); DOT- 56 Broadway Boulevard, Euclid Avenue to Campbell (RTA #17); and DOT-58 22nd Street, I-10 to Tucson Boulevard (RTA#19). Completion of the entire Houghton Road project is not anticipated before FY2018/19. DOT-56 Broadway Boulevard, Euclid Avenue to Campbell is currently under development. The project is estimated for completion FY2018/19. The planning and design for DOT-58, 22nd Street, is near completion. Project construction is planned for the second and third periods of the RTA regional transportation plan (2012-2021).

    DOT-10 La Cañada Drive, Ina Road to Lambert Lane

    DOT-11 Drexel Road, Tucson Boulevard to Alvernon Way

    DOT -20 La Cholla Boulevard: Ruthrauff Road to River Road

    DOT-31 Tanque Verde Road: Catalina Highway to Houghton Road

    DOT-37 I-19 Frontage Rd: Continental Road to Canoa Road

    DOT -41 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Projects

    DOT - 44 Orange Grove Road, Camino de la Tierra to La Cholla Blvd

    DOT- 47 Sunrise Drive: Craycroft Road to Kolb Road

    DOT-50 Kinney Road Ajo Way to Bopp Road

    DOT-57 Safety Improvements

    Archived Completed Bond Projects

    Ongoing Projects

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