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  • Status of Bond Projects

    Pima County’s project delivery process for completing these projects has become a model adopted by other governmental agencies in Pima County, Phoenix and Texas.

    Completed Bond Programs

    1997 Sewer Revenue
    2004 Sewer Revenue
    2006 General Obligation (Behavioral Health Facilities)

    Substantially Completed Bond Programs

    1997 General Obligation
    2004 General Obligation
    2014 General Obligation (Pima Animal Care Center)

    Active Bond Programs

    1997 HURF (Transportation)

    2014 General Obligation Bond Program, Pima Animal Care Center - Substantially Complete

    For the latest on the constuction, see our Construction Progress page.

    Construction of the new Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) was completed in December 2017 and the renovation of the old facility was completed in July 2018. The project has been highly successful and transformed the way services are delivered to the community, enhanced the welfare of companion animals, and facilitated staff and volunteer operations. Approximately $1 million in bond proceeds remain and will fund improvements to the Ajo animal care facility, purchase of capital medical equipment, and security related improvements to the new facility.  The Facilities Management and PACC team are working together to develop a schedule for the timing of these improvements that takes into account the feedback from the PACC Advisory Committee, PACC Jurisdictional Partners, and the operational needs of the organization.  

    1997 General Obligation Bond Program - Substantially Complete

    In May 1997, Pima County voters approved $257 million in general obligation bonds for a variety of capital improvement projects throughout Pima County, including within cities and towns.

    Completed bond projects include:

    • A new adult detention facility, a new juvenile detention facility and court complex, and 11 Superior Court courtrooms
    • 2 new libraries, 5 new pools, 8 new community centers, 11 new or expanded regional parks, 16 neighborhood parks, 9 miles of river parks, expansion of Tucson Mountain Park and acquisition of Canoa Ranch
    • A levee along seven miles of the northern bank of the Santa Cruz River protecting a major portion of Marana
    • Expansion of the Sahuarita Landfill, closure of the Tangerine Landfill, and many other facility improvements.

    Final Project to be Completed by End of Fiscal Year 2018/19

    SW-2   Ina Road Landfill Closure – Pima County

    2004 General Obligation Bond Program - Substantially Complete

    In May 2004, Pima County voters approved $582.2 million in General Obligation bonds for a variety of capital improvement projects and land acquisitions throughout Pima County, including within cities, towns and tribal areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Completed bond projects include:

    • A new emergency communications system used by 55 emergency service providers
    • A new public service center, public health center and interagency victim advocacy center
    • New and improved libraries, community centers, museums, parks and recreational facilities
    • Hundreds of new affordable housing units
    • Many miles of new flood control improvements
    • Hundreds of acres purchased to prevent urban encroachment on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
    • Thousands of acres purchased to serve as mitigation for future development while expanding             nature-based recreational opportunities
    • Rehabilitation of historic buildings and purchase of priority archaeological sites

    Final Three Projects Under Construction

    FC5.04   El Rio Golf Course Neighborhood Drainage Improvement (anticipated completion September 2019) NR2.09  Neighborhood Reinvestment:
                   Greenway Land Acquisition and Access – Pima County for the City of South Tucson

                   Five Points Intersection Gateway – City of Tucson

    1997 HURF Revenue Bond Program – Active

    In November 1997, Pima County voters approved $350 million in Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) bonds, to be repaid with a portion of the County’s share of HURF revenues from the State, to widen and rebuild roadways throughout Pima County and within cities and towns. This funding has:
    • Leveraged more than $340 million in federal, state and local transportation funding
    • Built more than 55 segments of roadway totaling over 250 lane miles
    • Completed more than 100 safety projects
    • Reduced congestion by 43% and more than doubled average roadway capacity
    • Repaired over 30 miles of roadway
    The program includes 56 site-specific projects, many of which have been constructed in phases. Three additional projects, Neighborhood Transportation Improvements, Safety Improvements, and Road Repair and Pavement Preservation, include many smaller subprojects.  Of the 56 site-specific projects, 100% are complete, under construction, or under development.

    While 1997 HURF revenue projects were originally planned for completion by Fiscal Year 2013/14, a lack of HURF revenues caused by the economic downturn, sweeps by the State Legislature and more fuel efficient vehicles mean that projects have taken longer to complete. For Fiscal Year 2018/19, HURF and VLT revenues to Pima County are projected to total approximately $62.1 million, and 29% are forecasted to repay debt for these transportation projects. Several projects are also reliant on Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) funding and scheduling. Three projects are managed by the City of Tucson.

    Projects Completed During First Half of Fiscal Year 2018/19

    DOT-23 Thornydale Rd., Cortaro Farms Rd. to Sumter Dr. – Pima County
    DOT-50 Kinney Rd., Alexandrite Ave. to Bopp Rd. – Pima County
    DOT-57 Safety Improvements - Pima County: 
                   South Houghton Intersection Improvements  
                   Durable Pavement Marking Upgrade Project
                   Intelligent Transport System Signal Coordination & Cabinet Upgrade

    Projects Under Construction

    DOT-18 Cortaro Farms Rd., Camino de Oeste to Thornydale Rd. - Pima County
    DOT-29 Houghton Rd., Widening at Union Pacific Railroad – City of Tucson (RTA)
    DOT-57 Safety Improvements - Pima County:
                   South Camino De La Tierra - Highway Drive to Curtis Rd. 
                   Benson Highway at Drexel Rd. Intersection Improvements
                   Ina Rd., Shannon Rd. to La Cholla Blvd. Sidewalks
    DOT-59 Road Repair and Pavement Preservation – Pima County

    Projects Under Development

    Estimated to begin construction between 2019 and 2020
    DOT-29 Houghton Rd., Valencia to Mary Ann Cleveland Way;
                   Houghton Rd., Union Pacific Railroad to I-10 – City of Tucson
    DOT-32 Kolb Rd., Sabino Canyon Rd. to Sunrise Drive – Pima County
    DOT-56 Broadway Blvd., Euclid Ave to Country Club – City of Tucson (RTA)
    DOT-57 Safety Improvements – Pima County:
                   Speedway Blvd., Painted Hills Rd. to Camino de Oeste
                   Bopp Rd., Sarasota Blvd. at Kinney Rd. Improvements 
                   Tanque Verde Rd. at Tanque Verde Loop Rd.
                   King Canyon Trailhead Parking
                   White Elementary and Pistor Middle Schools – Pedestrian Safety and ADA Access Improvement
    DOT-58 22nd Street, I-10 to Tucson Blvd. – City of Tucson (RTA)

    Over 700 Projects Completed since 1997

    The following links feature summaries and maps of completed projects.
    Pima County Bonds Interactive Map

    Interactive Bond Project Maps

    Completed Bond Projects From 1997, 2004 and 2006 Elections Interactive Map
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