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Bridge on Oracle Road is among road projects
[August 02, 2008]

Bridge on Oracle Road is among road projects

(Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson) (KRT) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 2--Crews will be demolishing portions of the Oracle Road bridge over the Canada del Oro wash this week, causing some lane closures in the area throughout the week.

The right lane of southbound Oracle Road is scheduled to close on the bridge Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

The right lane of northbound Oracle on the bridge is scheduled to close Wednesday from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I-10 widening: Picacho Peak Road to Pinal Air Park Road

Lane restrictions are scheduled on westbound Interstate 10 between mileposts 232 and 227 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.

Lane restrictions are scheduled on eastbound I-10 between mileposts 227 and 220 overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Grande and Cushing roundabout

Crews will begin putting asphalt on the roadway today where a roundabout is being installed at South Grande Avenue and West Cushing Street. Only one lane of travel will be available, and flaggers will be in place to direct traffic during the work area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

When crews are not paving in the area, northbound drivers will be detoured to Cushing Street eastbound, then Avenida del Convento northbound.

Intersection improvements

Pima County will work on an intersection improvement project next week.

The work at West Orange Grove and North Silverbell roads is scheduled to be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for three months beginning Monday.

Meeting for wash study

The Pima County Regional Flood Control District is scheduled to hold two meetings this coming week on the Lee More Wash Basin Management Study to get input from residents on alternatives for controlling drainage issues in the area.

The wash is south of Tucson, and reaches parts of the town of Sahuarita, Coronado National Forest and state land.

The meetings are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Flood Control District staffers will be available during the open house meetings with a 6:30 p.m. presentation.

Wednesday's meeting will be at Corona Foothills Middle School, 16705 S. Houghton Road.

Thursday's meeting will be at Desert Diamond Casino, at Interstate 19 and Pima Mine Road, in the Ocotillo and Cholla rooms.

For more information, call hydrologist Bill Zimmerman at 243-1800 or go online to

Meeting on UA transportation programs

The University of Arizona's Parking and Transportation Services is holding a meeting this coming week to tell the UA community about options to save money on commuting.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center's Ventana Room.

The meeting will focus on the car-pool, van-pool and ride-share options available to those who travel to the UA area.

To reserve a spot at the meeting, call 626-7433. For more information, go online to transportation.

Apply for 22nd Street widening committee

The Tucson Department of Transportation is seeking applicants for a Citizens Oversight Committee for the project to widen 22nd Street from I-10 to Kino Parkway.

The committee will be part of the corridor study, providing input into land-use and planning options. The city hopes to have members representing property owners, business owners and neighborhood associations in the project area.

Applications can be found at projects/22nd and are due by Aug. 25.

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