Pima supervisors to take up road repair plan at December meeting

By SoAzNewsX

The Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee recommended a two-year road repair plan for the Board of Supervisors to consider at its meeting in December.

The list of neighborhood roads selected for repair at the Committee’s November 28 meeting covered the unincorporated areas of Pima County.  The Committee previously recommended road repairs for the City of Tucson, Sahuarita, Oro Valley, Marana and South Tucson.

The complete two-year recommended road repair proposal includes nearly $38 million of repair treatments on neighborhood roadways across all jurisdictions.

The funding for year one, which comes from a 25-cent property tax enacted as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, will be distributed as follows:

District 1 – $4.75 million – 25 percent
District 2 – $3.12 million – 17 percent
District 3 – $3.8 million – 20 percent
District 4 – $3.7 million – 20 percent
District 5 – $3.4 million – 18 percent

Year two of the plan has been recommended subject to future funding approval.

The Committee’s recommendation for unincorporated area roads focused on poor rated roads (PASER 5) prioritized based on average daily traffic volume.  PASER refers to the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating system that ranks road condition on a 1 to 10 scale, the lower numbers representing a worse condition.

The recommended two-year repair proposal for unincorporated area roads includes 174 miles of repairs in 225 subdivisions benefitting over 17,000 properties, according to information released by Pima County.

The Board of Supervisors will consider approval of the complete Transportation Advisory Committee recommendation at their December 12 meeting.



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