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  • Public meeting Oct. 22 on sewer projects that may affect The Loop

    Oct 15, 2013 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) will soon begin three sewer projects that will span several miles and may affect travel along The Loop, particularly through the Rillito River Park.

    The LoopAlthough each project has its own start date, most of the work on these projects will be carried out concurrently over a three- to four-year period. We anticipate the first project will begin in January 2014, with the final project concluding in late 2017 or early 2018.
    • The first project area is bordered by Roger Road to the north, Tucson Boulevard to the west, Columbus Boulevard to the east, and Hardy Road to the south.
    • The second project generally runs along the north side of the Rillito River between Campbell Avenue and Bear Canyon Road.
    • The third project will take place primarily in an arroyo where it will cross the Rillito River at Columbus Boulevard.

    Although the majority of the work will be conducted during daytime hours, there will be some night work. Issues of access will be coordinated by the project contractor, and disrupted access will be minimized to the greatest extent possible.

    To provide more information and to answer questions, RWRD will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Davidson Elementary School, 3950 E. Paradise Falls Drive (the last right turn off of northbound Alvernon before crossing the Rillito). The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    If you have questions in advance of the meeting or cannot attend, please contact Lilian von Rago at Lilian.vonRago@pima.gov or at (520) 724-6647.

    Pima County is developing The Loop around metro Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson for residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates, and horses.

    When completed, The Loop will total 131 miles and connect the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Greenways. The Loop connects to parks, trails, bus and bike routes, workplaces, schools, libraries, restaurants, hotels and motels, shopping areas, and sports and entertainment venues.