Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and The
Groundskeeper are nearly 30 days into a four-month citywide clean-up of
median islands and roadsides in an intense effort to remove weeds,
debris and dead plants along arterial roadways with higher traffic

Media are invited to a project status briefing at 10:15 a.m., on
Thursday, April 26, 2012 on the east side of Campbell Avenue, between
Sixth Street and Fifth Street, across from the University of Arizona.
Crews will be working in the median islands and City staff will be
available for interviews.

To date, crews have cleared weeds, debris and dead plant material from
nearly 20 centerline miles of arterial roadways.

Completed cleanup areas are:

Broadway – Camino Seco to Country Club Road
Miracle Mile – Oracle Road to Interstate 10
Golf Links Road – Wilmot Road to Swan Road
Speedway Boulevard – Campbell Avenue to Interstate 10
Silverbell Road – Grant Road to St. Mary’s Road

In the next 30 days, crews will concentrate their cleanup efforts of
median islands and roadsides on:

Speedway Boulevard – Wilmot to Camino Seco
Mission Road – 22nd Street to Ajo Way
Campbell Avenue – Grant Road to 22nd Street
Golf Links Road – Wilmot Road to Houghton Road.
Golf Links Road – Swan Road to Ajo Way
Oracle Road – Drachman Street to Genematas Drive
Kino Parkway – 22nd Street to Benson Highway
22nd Street – Camino Seco to Kino Parkway

Upon completion of this four-month project, TDOT will continue to use
contracted services and in-house staff to maintain median islands and
roadsides on a monthly basis with weed removal and pre-emergent spraying
throughout Fiscal Year 2013.