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  • Improvements to begin May 29 to shared-use path

    May 23, 2018 | Read More News
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    Path improvement projects along three sections of The Chuck Huckelberry Loop will begin Tuesday, May 29, and continue through June 14.
    CDO loop closures
    The work includes maintenance and repairs of the paved path. Funding for the repairs is from the Pima County Regional Flood Control District and is restricted for use on the County’s flood protection infrastructure, which includes the Loop.

    The work will cause intermittent travel restrictions and temporary segment closure. Users should heed all construction signage and warnings and expect delays when traveling in these areas. (Click on the small images for larger maps of the closures.)

    Dates are locations of the closures, which all run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. are:
    • Pantano River Park, Golf Links to Sellarole, east bank, Tuesday, May 29;
    • Cañada del Oro River Park, La Cholla to La Cañada, Wednesday, May 30; 
    • Pantano Loop closuresCañada del Oro River Park, south of Magee to La Cholla, Thursday, May 31; 
    • Cañada del Oro River Park, I-10 to north of Ina, Friday, June 1;
    • Pantano River Park, Tanque Verde to Speedway, west bank and Tanque Verde to Sabino Canyon, east bank, Wednesday, June 6;
    • Pantano River Park, Sabino Canyon to Kenyon, Thursday, June 7;
    • Pantano River Park, Kenyon to Golf Links, Friday, June 8;
    • Santa Cruz River Park, Grant Road to St. Mary’s, west bank, Monday, June 11;
    • Santa Cruz River Park, St. Mary’s to Starr Pass, west bank, Tuesday, June 12;
    • Santa Cruz River Park, Starr Pass to south of Ajo, Wednesday, June 13;
    • Santa Cruz River Park, south of Ajo to Valencia, Thursday, June 14
    Users can keep up with news and construction updates about the Loop on the Loop website or on its Facebook page.

    Santa Cruz Loop closuresBorn out of the disastrous floods on 1983, the Loop began taking shape when Pima County taxpayers started investing their Pima County Regional Flood Control District dollars in building soil-cement banks along the metropolitan waterways to guard again future flooding. The County took the opportunity to build along those overbank areas a river park system that has become one of the most popular recreational facilities in the region.

    Today, the Loop is a system of paved, shared-use paths and short segments of buffered bike lanes connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways. It extends through unincorporated Pima County, Marana, Oro Valley, Tucson, and South Tucson. The connections are the result of Pima County's cooperative partnerships with these jurisdictions.