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  • Open house June 9 on plans to extend Sunset Road from I-10 to Silverbell, River roads

    May 27, 2014 | Read More News
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    The public is invited to an open house on Monday, June 9, to review Pima County Department of Transportation plans to extend Sunset Road from I-10 to Silverbell Road and to River Road.

    Sunset Road projectThe open house will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with a presentation at 6:15 p.m., at Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Road. Maps and project information will be on display, and comment forms will be available.

    According to the plans, Sunset Road will be three lanes, with one lane of travel in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane. It will include appropriate auxiliary turn lanes at the intersections with Silverbell Road, Interstate 10 frontage roads and River Road.

    The project will be constructed in two phases. The first phase – Segment I, from Silverbell Road to the I-10 eastbound frontage road – includes the construction of a new bridge across the Santa Cruz River along with an at-grade intersection with the existing I-10 eastbound frontage road.

    The second phase, Segment II, will be developed to the Design Concept level but not constructed. This segment will begin along the new Sunset Road alignment, approximately 1,200 feet west of the eastbound frontage road. Sunset Road will be raised to meet reconstructed I-10 frontage roads, travel over a lowered I-10 and the existing Union Pacific Railroad tracks and then connect to River Road as an at-grade “T” intersection.

    For more information, please visit the project website.

    Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for effective participation and communication in the meeting may call Julie C. Simon at (520) 724-6410 by June 2, to make appropriate arrangements. All meeting sites are accessible.