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  • Colossal Cave Road dedication planned for Sept. 9

    Sep 07, 2017 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Department of Transportation will dedicate the recently completed Colossal Cave Road project, Saturday, Sept. 9. project

    The event will take place at the corner of Colossal Cave Road and Success Drive. Parking will be available at the rear parking lot of St. Rita in the Desert Catholic Church, off of Success Drive. 

    The event runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and includes presentations from Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Fr. Martin Martinez from St. Rita in the Desert Catholic Church, Tom Murphy from the RTA Board, Vail Unified School District Associate Superintendent John Carruth, Jeff Lodsdon from the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce, and JJ Lamb from the Vail Preservation Society. 

    The dedication also will feature works from student artists; music from the Cienega High School Marching Band, the Vail Youth Symphony, The Vail Chorale, Old Vail Middle School and Acacia Elementary School choirs. 

    The Colossal Cave Road project improved nearly 4,600 feet of roadway, between Acacia Elementary and Old Vail Middle School.  

    Work included sight visibility improvements at several locations, roadway grade elevation adjustments and the addition of a center two-way-left turn lane. Right turn lanes at both Acacia Elementary School and Old Vail Middle School entrances were added along with a modified driveway entrance at Acacia Elementary School. 

    An asphalt multi-use path along the west side of the road, a concrete sidewalk on the east and paved bike shoulders along the roadway enhanced pedestrian and cyclist safety. 

    The total budget for the project was $8 million. Project documents and additional information can be found here

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