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Apr 24, 2012 12:24 PM

Cone Zone 4/24: Tanque Verde traffic change & Ajo Hwy meeting

TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGE SABINO CANYON ROAD/TANQUE VERDE ROAD
Beginning Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at approximately 9 a.m., westbound Tanque Verde Road will be reduced to two travel lanes. In the westbound direction of travel, the dedicated right turn lane will be closed for approximately six weeks to allow work crews to reconstruct the northeast corner of the intersection. The westbound outside through lane will be closed for approximately four days.

Two westbound lanes will remain open for through traffic and for right turns to northbound Sabino Canyon Road. The westbound turn lane to southbound Sabino Canyon Road will not be affected by this work.

Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in the work area. Please obey all traffic control devices and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

This project consists of removing the existing asphalt roadway within and near the intersection of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde Road. A new asphalt roadway will be constructed from north of the intersection south to Crestline Drive, along with new curbs, sidewalks, curb access ramps, driveways, streetlights and traffic signals.

The existing SunTran restroom south of the intersection will be relocated and a new storm drain system with curb inlets will be constructed within the project limits. Additionally, new median islands, landscaping and irrigation, sanitary sewer lines and water lines will be constructed.

Public meeting planned for proposed State Route 86 improvement project April 24
The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Pima County and the Federal Highway Administration, is working on a project to improve traffic flow, enhance safety and meet current and future traffic needs on State Route 86 (also known as Ajo Highway) from Valencia Road to Kinney Road. The public is invited to attend a meeting to provide input and learn about the project.

Tuesday, April 24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (Brief presentation to begin at 5:45 p.m.)
Tucson Mountain Baptist Church; Building E (Sanctuary)
5757 West Ajo Highway; Tucson, Arizona 85735

The SR 86 (Valencia Road to Kinney Road) project design phase began in October 2011 and is expected to last approximately 18 months. The new design will be consistent with the Final Design Concept Report and Environmental Assessment, which were finalized in summer 2010. The construction project, estimated at $45 million, is expected to begin in 2013.

Maps and project information will be on display. The public is encouraged to ask questions and submit comment forms which will be available at the meeting. A brief question and answer session will follow the presentation. Project team members will be on hand before and after the presentation to meet with attendees and address specific questions and concerns.

After the meeting, materials about the project will also be available online at: www.azdot.gov/sr86valencia2kinney

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