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  • Construction starts Sept. 8 to connect Pantano River segment of The Loop

    Sep 03, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County is connecting another stretch of The Loop, this time along the east bank of the Pantano Wash.

    Pantano River segmentStarting Monday, Sept. 8, Pima County, Regional Transportation Authority and its contractor, Clear Contracting Company, will begin construction of the Pantano Wash Project: Broadway Boulevard to Kenyon Drive.

    This project includes a 12-foot-wide multi-use asphalt path, installation of a new underpass at Broadway Boulevard, a new steel footbridge over an unnamed wash, and drainage improvements.

    Loop users are urged to use caution while traveling through the construction zone. Construction is expected to be completed by January of 2015.

    Once completed, Loop users will be able travel on the path for 5.7 miles between Fifth Street and the intersection of East Irvington and South Harrison roads.

    For more information about the project, contact Nancy Cole, Project Manager, at 520-724-6312.

    Construction to connect the path between Fifth Street and Speedway is expected to begin early next year, pending Arizona Department of Transportation approval. Once that connection is made, Loop users will be able to travel 7.6 miles on the path on the east bank of the Pantano from East Tanque Verde Road to the intersection of East Irvington and South Harrison roads.

    This is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority. The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The Regional Transportation Authority has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. This project will be managed by Pima County

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