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  • Dedication of Arizona Trail project set

    Jan 07, 2016 | Read More News
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    Trail crossingTwo bond-funded projects designed to provide an extra margin of safety to Arizona Trail users and drivers near East Marsh Station Road are being dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, by District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll and Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

    The Arizona Trail Canopy project is an $80,000 project that began in 2011, funded by 1997 General Obligation bonds. The canopy is a protection device that is placed under railroad tracks so that hikers, equestrians and cyclists can travel under it and be protected should anything fall off the overpass or the trains overhead.

    The Marsh Station Road Crossing is a $40,000 project that also was funded in part by 1997 General Obligation bonds. Arizona Trail users and other community members will see speed reduction signs, a crosswalk on the roadway, “Trail Crossing” warning signs and solar-powered flashing lights that can be activated on either side of the roadway.

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation partnered on both projects with the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Arizona Trail Association. Pima County’s Department of Transportation helped with the Marsh Station Road Crossing.