Posted 10:20 AM 5/2/2012 : Cone Zone 5/2: I-10 meeting and new SR 86 work hours
Public meeting for I-10: Tangerine Road to Ina Road Study in Tucson set for May 2
The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration invite the community to attend a public meeting to learn about and provide feedback on the possible alternatives for a study of Interstate 10 between Tangerine and Ina roads in Marana.
Wednesday, May 2
5:30 to 7 p.m. (Presentation at 5:45 p.m.)
Coyote Trail Elementary School
8000 N. Silverbell Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
The study will assess potential improvements to increase capacity and enhance safety for commuters, general traffic and commercial truck traffic from the Tangerine Road traffic interchange to the Ina Road traffic interchange.
Potential improvements may include:
• Freeway widening
• Reconstruction of traffic interchanges and crossroads at Cortaro and Avra Valley roads
• Grade separation of Cortaro Road and the Union Pacific Railroad
• Grade separation of Avra Valley Road and the Union Pacific Railroad
• Frontage road improvements
The purpose of the meeting is to:
• Provide an overview and presentation about the study
• Discuss the study process and schedule
• Receive comments and suggestions
• Address questions
What to expect at the meeting:
• Maps and project information will be on display
• Comment forms will be available and can be submitted to project team members at the meeting
• A brief question and comment session will follow the presentation
• Team members will be on hand before and after the presentation to personally meet with attendees and address their specific questions and concerns
After the meeting, project information will be available online at www.azdot.gov/tangerine2ina. The public may submit comments by downloading a comment form and sending it to the project team. Comments received by May 16 will be part of an evaluation of potential improvements that will be included in the meeting summary and the project's Design Concept Report and Environmental Assessment.
Construction continues on SR 86 west of Robles Junction with new work hours
The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue ongoing lane closures on State Route 86 west of Robles Junction with new summer work hours starting Monday (April 30) from 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Traffic delays will vary, but should not exceed 15 minutes. A future traffic alert will notify motorists when the lane closures will conclude.
As an exception to the summer schedule, crews will not work on Memorial Day (May 28), and will resume work on Tuesday (May 29) and will also work Friday (June 1) to make up for the Monday holiday.
The work is part of the four-mile long road improvement project on State Route 86 between San Pedro and Viopuli Road (MP 137 and MP 141) on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph in the work zone and a construction vehicle leads alternating traffic through the single open lane during the lane closures. Shoulders are restricted. Drivers are cautioned to stay on the roadway and obey the speed limit.
As part of ADOT's continued investment along SR 86, this $6 million project includes expanding the roadway shoulders for enhanced safety, applying a new, smooth driving surface and installing drainage features along the project area.
The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.
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