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  • Pima Supervisors approve $16M plan for additional road repairs

    Apr 17, 2018 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment to the 1997 HURF Bond Program that reallocates $16 million in unspent funds toward road repairs and pavement preservation projects. repairs

    The change will provide funding over two fiscal years to complete repairs and pavement preservation work on 45 sections of roadway. The repair program will focus on failed and poor roads with high average daily use totals. 

    Distribution of the $16 million would occur as follows: 

    District     Percent of lane miles   FY 2019   FY 2020   Total
     1   32 percent   $3,200,000   $1,920,000   $5,120,000
     2   6 percent   $600,000   $360,000   $960,000
     3   28 percent   $2,800,000   $1,680,000   $4,480,000
     4   26 percent   $2,600,000   $1,560,000   $4,160,000
     5   8 percent   $800,000   $480,000   $1,280,000
     Total       $10,000,000   $6,000,000   $16,000,000


    A list of the roads planned for repair using the reallocated 1997 HURF Bond funds can be found here

    The amendment included a change in scope to the Thornydale Road project from Cortaro Farms Road to Linda Vista Boulevard to focus on pavement repair rather than widening this section to four lanes. 

    Supervisors also approved amendments to the 1997 General Obligation and 2004 General Obligation bond programs. The County’s Truth in Bond Ordinance allows for modifications to be made to voter-approved bond programs when specific conditions are met. The Pima County Bond Advisory Committee also approved the amendments. 

    Amendments to the 1997 General Obligation Bond Program included transferring the remaining funds leftover from the El Camino Del Cerro Environmental Remediation Project to the Ina Road Landfill Closure.

    Amendments to 2004 General Obligation Bonds included reallocating excess funds from completed storm drain improvements in Sells to the City of Tucson’s El Rio Golf Course for drainage improvements to address residential flooding near the golf course.