Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Median Update

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and The Groundskeeper are about 60 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 volumes. As of Friday, June 1, 2012, the following median and roadside areas have been completed: Broadway - Country Club Road to Camino Seco Miracle Mile - Oracle Road to Interstate 10 Golf Links Road – Swan Road to Harrison Road Speedway Boulevard - Interstate 10 to Campbell Avenue Speedway Boulevard – Wilmot Road to Camino Seco Campbell Avenue - Grant Road to 15th Street Silverbell Road - Grant Road to St. Mary's Road River Road - Oracle Road to First Avenue 22nd Street - Kolb Road to Camino Seco 22nd Street - Country Club Road to Alvernon Way In the next 30 days, crews will concentrate their cleanup efforts of median islands and roadsides on: Mission Road - Starr Pass Boulevard to Ajo Way Campbell Avenue - 22nd Street to Benson Highway Campbell Avenue - Irvington Road to Valencia Road Golf Links Road - Swan Road to Ajo Way (to include the Barraza Aviation Parkway area) Valencia Road - Country Club Road to Sandpiper Avenue 22nd Street - Cherry Avenue to Kolb Road Speedway - Silverbell Road to Wilmot Road Oracle – Drachman Street to Genematas Drive 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.