Written by Kylie Warren
More than a year will be dedicated to the road construction project on Cortaro Farms Road.
Beginning on Wednesday, improvements to the road between Camino de Oeste and Thornydale road will start. This is when 25-mile-per-hour speed limits will also begin.
The project is under Hunter Contracting Inc., which will be potholing for utilities, clearing and grubbing vegetation, and placing caution fencing in preparation, according to a release from the Pima County Department of Transportation.
The roadwork is reconstruction and widening of about 1.28 miles of road. According to the release, some of the repairs include multi-use lanes, curbed medians, storm drain system, cross drainage structures, retaining walls, noise walls, traffic signals, native vegetation landscaping, and signing and pavement markings.
The Department of Transportation asks drivers to be cautious of the area and follow all traffic controls.
This project is expected to be finished by December 2018 if weather and mechanical operations permit.