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  • Sewer project to intermittently close Rillito south bank segment of The Loop

    Apr 04, 2014 | Read More News
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    Beginning Monday, April 14, a major Pima County sewer project will intermittently close the Rillito River south bank segment of The Loop between Dodge Boulevard and Alvernon Way. The intermittent closures will take place through August.

    • Rillito south bankIt is recommended that path users utilize the north bank path during construction.
    • Path users who choose to continue to use the south bank should be prepared for intermittent closures.
    • When closures are in place, path users should follow the designated detour route(s).

    Also, the intersection of North Columbus Boulevard and East Paradise Falls Drive is closed, which interferes with access to a circle drive adjacent to The Loop. It is scheduled to reopen by the end of the day on Friday, April 11.

    Until then, users of The Loop are encouraged to use the following alternate routes and access points:
    • Take Riverhaven Drive north from Fort Lowell Road to Paradise Falls Drive. Go west to North Pebble Rapids Place and then north to a parking area with restrooms and water along The Loop path.
    • Take Paradise Falls Drive east from Alvernon Way (between Fort Lowell Road and the Rillito); and turn north onto North Pebble Rapids Place to the parking area with restrooms and water.
    • 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 River Road; head south on the Dodge Boulevard bridge over the Rillito; and take the path on the southeast end of the bridge to The Loop.
    Sewer project
    Pima County 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 build a new sewer line to minimize the potential for future sanitary sewer overflows.

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

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