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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 Julian Wash Greenway, Park Avenue to 6th Avenue project, funded with DOT-41 Neighborhood Transportation bonds, was completed August 2013.

    The DOT-06 Magee Road, La Canada Drive to Oracle Road project began construction October 2013 and is scheduled to be completed December 2014. There currently are two projects receiving DOT-41 Neighborhood Transportation bond funding. One is in design and one is in construction. The Harrison Greenway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (part of The Loop) project is in design. The Desert View High School Access Road (part of the Valencia Rd/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 December 2014 and complete December 2015.

    There are ten projects receiving DOT-57 Safety Improvement bonds. Three projects are programmatic and are receiving bond funds annually. They are Intelligent Transportation Systems, Square Tube Breakaway Posts, and Safety Management System Development. Six are in design of which five are scheduled to be completed by the end of FY2014/15. They are Orange Grove Two-Way Left-Turn and Bike Lanes (La Canada Rd to Oracle Rd), Centennial Elementary School Safe Routes to School, Tanque Verde Rd at Emily Gray JHS HAWK, Bowes Rd @ Sabino High School HAWK, Palo Verde HAWKS @ Alvord & Milton. The sixth is Mary Ann Cleveland Way @ Kush Canyon Lane HAWK anticipated to complete construction by the end of FY2015/16. Currently in construction is the Homer Davis Elementary Bicycle & Pedestrian Enhancement project scheduled to complete FY2013/14.

    Of the remaining bond authorization, $55 million will be used to fund three City of Tucson projects. They are DOT-29 Houghton Road, Golf Links to I-10; DOT-56 Broadway Boulevard, Euclid Avenue to Campbell (RTA #17); and DOT- 58 22nd Street, I-10 to Tucson Boulevard. DOT-29, Houghton Road, is to receive $20 million in bond funds. A three-mile portion of the project from Irvington to Valencia began construction October 2012 and is expected to complete May 2014. Bond funds in the amount of $7.5 million are being used on this segment. Completion of the entire Houghton Road project is not anticipated before FY2018/19. DOT-56 Broadway Boulevard, Euclid Avenue to Campbell (RTA #17) is currently under development and will receive $25 million in bond funding. 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).This project will receive $10 million in bond funds.

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