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  • Additional neighborhoods may be added to road repair program

    Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee members discussed options to add additional neighborhoods to the Regional Local Road Repair Program.  Because some bids for road repairs have come in under estimate, there is a potential to allocate the unspent funds after the initial work has completed. 

    Department of Transportation staff explained scenarios for utilizing the excess funds. One would allow for simply applying the funds to repair more roads in the second year of the Regional Local Road Repair Program. A second scenario Pavement preservationwould allow for moving select roads approved for year two of the program into the current fiscal year and adding new roads to year two. 

    While the Committee has finalized a list of roads for repair in the second year, the Board of Supervisors only approved the property tax funding the program for the current fiscal year.   The local road repair program is funded through an additional 25-cent primary property tax the Board of Supervisors approved for the Fiscal 2017-2018 budget year. 

    Another option was to use the savings for a pilot project for applying an alternative asphalt overlay process in select County subdivisions. In that proposal, a local company that has developed a proprietary asphalt overlay product has requested the County contract with them to repair neighborhood streets. Two neighborhoods that were not included in the final list of subdivisions to be repaired as part of the Regional Local Road Repair Program are being considered.  

    Committee members discussed the possibility of forming a subcommittee of members with engineering backgrounds who could further research the proposed alternative road repair product, as well as others available. The Committee plans to discuss the proposals further at future meetings before making any recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. 

    The Transportation Advisory Committee meets next on April 24, at noon at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road. 
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