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  • Sewer project to affect access to, but not travel on, Rillito segment of The Loop

    Feb 21, 2014 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) is beginning a major sewer rehabilitation project that will initially affect access to, but not travel on, the Rillito segment of The Loop.

    RWRD is rehabilitating the South Rillito West Central Interceptor (SRI), a major sewer line that is bordered by the Rillito River to the north, Tucson Boulevard to the west, Columbus Boulevard to the east and Fort Lowell Road to the south.

    SRI is one of three major projects designed to rehabilitate aging sewer lines and to build a new sewer line to minimize the potential for future sanitary sewer overflows.

    Beginning immediately, users of The Loop are encouraged to avoid using Columbus Boulevard north of Fort Lowell Road to access The Loop shared-use path on the south side of the Rillito.

    Alternative ways of accessing The Loop on the south side of the Rillito include:
    • Take Paradise Falls Drive east from Alvernon Way (between Fort Lowell Road and the Rillito); and turn north onto North Pebble Rapids Place to a parking area with restrooms and water along The Loop path.
    • Take Swan Road north from Fort Lowell Road; turn east on North Paseo de Los Rios; and take the first left turn (at the Rillito River Park entrance) to a parking area along The Loop path.
    • Park at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, on Dodge Boulevard south of Alvernon Way; head south on the Dodge Boulevard bridge over the Rillito; and take the path on the southeast end of the bridge to The Loop.

    Please visit www.sewerimprovements.info for more information about the sewer projects.

    The sewer project will affect travel on The Loop in late April. Please visit The Loop online for the latest maps and updates on access, improvements and other news about The Loop. Or check out – and “like” – The Loop on Facebook.