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  • Pantano/Harrison Loop dedication set for May 21

    May 10, 2016 | Read More News
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    Pima County officials will celebrate the completion of one of the last sections of The Loop on Saturday, May 21, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., along the Pantano River north of Broadway Boulevard.

    Pantano riderSeveral dignitaries will speak at the event, including District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez, District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, and Tucson City Councilmember Paul Cunningham, representing Ward 2.

    The first 100 children to arrive will receive free BMX bicycle helmets. Bike bells, bike safety information, new Loop maps and the Pima County Public Library Bookbike also will be available at the event.

    The event celebrates the completion of three projects along the shared-use path that stretches from Rita Road to Tanque Verde Road.  The first project completed the section of the Pantano River Park between Kenyon Drive and Broadway Boulevard, including an underpass. A second project completed the Harrison Greenway portion by filling a 3.2-mile gap between Irvington Road and Mesquite Elementary. The third project, Speedway Boulevard to 5th Street, connected existing segments of the Pantano River Park with a pedestrian bridge that closed a critical gap along the Pantano Wash.

    Pima County’s Project Management Office served as project manager for completion of this section of The Loop. Other contributing partners are the Arizona Department of Military Affairs, Arizona Department of Transportation, City of Tucson, Regional Transportation Authority, PSOMAS, AECOM, KE&G Construction and Clear Contracting.

    Directions: The dedication will be held along the Pantano River Park north of Broadway Boulevard, at Centrepark Drive, behind the Home Depot at Broadway/Pantano where Centrepark Drive ends at the east side of the Pantano River.

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