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Transportation Enhancement and Safe Route to School Grant Projects

Project List

 

Campbell Avenue Revitalization- Grant Road to Fort Lowell Road

Project Happenings:

This project is in final design. TDOT Project Manager, Sam Credio is managing the final design and construction.  If you have any questions about the project please contact Sam at 520-837-6641 or sam.credio@tucsonaz.gov.

 

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved  9/15/10  1/19/11 4/15/12 5/16/12 9/28/12

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project. 

Documents

Project Grant Application

Project Assessment Document

Project Plans

January 2014 PowerPoint Presentation

Campbell Avenue Frequently Asked Questions

 

Columbus Boulevard Corridor Pedestrian Path Transportation Enhancement Grant

Project Happenings:

TDOT will be submitting the final Environmental Clearance document to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in August 2013.  Once the Environmental document is approved then the project will move to final design.

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved  9/15/10  1/19/11 10/11/12 11/3/12  

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project. 

Documents

Project Grant Application

Project Assessment Document

Project Plans

Background

In 2007, the City of Tucson was awarded a Transportation Enhancement grant to create an asphalt pathway along the east side of Columbus Boulevard from Timrod Street to 22nd Street (approx. 3000’). The pathway would improve pedestrian connections along Columbus linking residents to Lineweaver Elementary School, churches, bus stops, friend’s homes, and other amenities. Currently, pedestrians must walk along the street or in the dirt right-of-way.

The project budget is $223,400. During the design phase the Department of Transportation will be hosting a public meeting to gather input from residents about final design plans.

Project Contact

Jennifer Donofrio, Project Manager
Planning Division
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-837-6721

Park Avenue Transportation Enhancement Grant

Project Happenings:

In March 2013 the environmental clearance was approved for Park Ave.  Final Design will be managed by TDOT Project Manager Tom Weideman.  Please contact Tom Weideman at 520-837-6617 or Thomas.Weideman@tucsonaz.gov.

 

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved  10/15/10  10/29/09  4/26/12    6/28/12 3/06/13

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project.

Documents

Project Grant Application

Project Assessment Document

60% Project Plans

60% Plan Aerial View (modified)

Background

In 2007, the City of Tucson was awarded a Transportation Enhancement grant to create a pedestrian pathway and improve bicycle facilities along Park Avenue from Fort Lowell Road to Speedway Boulevard (approx. 2 miles). These pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Park Avenue will provide a safer and a more pleasant commuting experience for thousands of residents between Fort Lowell Road and the University of Arizona.

The project budget is $582,200. During the design phase the Department of Transportation will be hosting a public meeting to gather input from residents about final design plans.

Project Contact

Jennifer Donofrio, Project Manager
Planning Division
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-837-6721

Glenn Street Neighborhood Improvement Project

Project Happenings:

The Project Assessment report is being reviewed by City of Tucson staff. 

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved          

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project.

Project Application pdf

Project Contact

Jesse Soto, Project Manager
Engineering Division
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-837-6732

Pima Pedestrian Pathways Project

Project Happenings:

The Cultural Report for Pima Ped Path was approved in July 2013.  TDOT is in the process of reviewing the HAZMAT report (PISA). 
 

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved  6/6/11  9/4/11 07/08/13    

Documents

Project Application

Project Assessment

15% Project Plans

Project Contact

Janice Cuaron, Project Manager
Planning Division
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-791-4371

Rio Vista Walking and Riding Safe Routes to School

Project Happenings:

A kick-off meeting with the Arizona Department of Transportation, City of Tucson and project consultants is being planned for May 2012.  This kick-off meeting will then trigger the design and environmental process to begin.

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved          

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project. 

Documents

Project Grant Application

Background

Rio Vista Walking and Biking Transportation Enhancement Grant will extend sidewalk along Limberlost Drive from Campbell Avenue to First Street.  This project will be kicked off by the City of Tucson in May 2012. 

Project Contact

TBD

Henry Elementary Gila-Panther Path Safe Routes to School

Project Happenings:

In Summer 2013, TDOT has submitted the Project Assessment to ADOT for review. 

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved          

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project. 

Documents

Project Grant Application

Background

Henry Elementary Gila-Panthers Safe Routes to School grant includes improving sidewalks around the school.  This project will be kicked off by the City of Tucson in May 2012. 

Project Contact

Sam Credio, Project Manager
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-837-6641

Liberty Bike Boulevard Project

Project Happenings:

The Liberty Transportation Enhancement grant and the Safe Routes to School grant were combined.  Combining these projects during the environmental clearance phase will save both time and money.  In Summer 2013, TDOT submitted the Project Assessment to ADOT for review. 

Environmental Clearance Process
Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report  PISA*  Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved          

* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project. 

Documents

Transportation Enhancement Grant

Safe Routes to School Grant

Background

Liberty Bike Boulevard Transportation Enhancement grant includes improving bicycling and walking along Liberty Boulevard/ San Fernando Avenue from the Junction of South Belmar Avenue and West 43rd Street to Los Reales Road.  This project will be kicked off by the City of Tucson in May 2012. 

Liberty Avenue School Corridor Pedestrian Improvement Safe Route to School grant includes improving bicycling and walking for Liberty Elementary,  Apollo Middle School, and many more schools. The improvements create a safer crossing at busy 12th Avenue and Canada Street, completing existing discontinuous sidewalks, and adding ramps to make these sidewalks accessible.
The main infrastructure improvement of this project is an enhanced pedestrian crossing (HAWK) at the off-set crossing of 12th Avenue and Canada Street. The HAWK crossing will provide children, as well as other pedestrians and bicyclists, a safer and more convenient way to cross this multiple lane street with fast moving traffic. The placement of this safe crossing will also invite more students to use the calm Canada Street route, and allow them to avoid the heavier traffic on Nebraska Street and Drexel Road. The HAWK crossing at 12th Avenue will also serve two bus stops that are adjacent, for any students who take the City bus to school in this open enrollment district.
Liberty Avenue will also be improved by installing continuous sidewalks on the east side of the road, where three schools are located, between Irvington and Drexel. Nebraska Avenue will be improved by installing continuous sidewalks on the south side of the road between the existing traffic signal at 12th Avenue and Liberty Avenue. Additionally, new ADA ramps will be installed along these stretches to provide greater accessibility.
The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is soon to begin work with Watershed Management, a city non-profit group, to learn and implement water harvesting and landscaping skills in the Neighborhood. Toltecalli Academy located just north of the target schools, is working on a grant to fund the installation of street trees and native ground covers along this stretch of Liberty Avenue. The recently funded Liberty Bicycle Boulevard will be constructing traffic calming measures along Liberty Avenue, which complements this effort to provide for basic pedestrian improvements. The Bicycle Boulevard will provide safe crossings of busy roads, install traffic calming, install wayfinding signage and pavement markings, and seek to reduce the amount of car traffic on Liberty Avenue.

Project Contact

Zelin Canchola, Project Manager
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-791-4259, Zelin.Canchola@tucsonaz.gov

 

El Paso Greenway

Project Happenings: The cultural report for this project is being drafted.  Once the report is approved by TDOT, then the State Historic Preservation Office will review and approve the report. 

 

Environmental Clearance Process
 

Report Type Project
Assessment
Biological
Report
Cultural
Report
PISA* Environmental
Clearance
Date Approved 11/21/11        



* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project.

Documents

Project Application

Project Assessment

60% Project Plans

Background

The El Paso and Southwestern Greenway Transportation Enhancement project from Simpson Street to 22nd Street is a small piece of a larger 5-mile greenway project.  The purpose of this greenway project is to create a bicycle and walking path along the no longer utilized El Paso railroad alignment. 

 

Project Contact

Jesse Soto, Project Manager
Engineering Division
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-837-6732

 

Five Points Pedestrian Improvements

Project Happenings: The Five Points Pedestrian Project is in the environmental process.  TDOT is revising the 2011 Project Assessment based on new project plans.  TDOT is working with staff to begin creating the cultural report, bio report and HAZMAT Report (PISA). 

Environmental Clearance Process

Report Type Project Assessment Biological Report Cultural Report PISA* Environmental Clearance Approved
Date Approved


 

       

 
* PISA stands for Preliminary Initial Site Assessment (PISA).  The PISA is a document that identifies hazardous sites near the project.

Documents

Transportation Enhancement Grant Application

Project Assessment (2011 version) The Project Assessment is in the process of being revised based on changes to the plans.  An updated Project Assessment will be sent to ADOT for review in August 2013. 

Project Plans

Public Art Maps

Five Points Area

Five Points Northwest Corner

Five Points Northeast Corner of 18th Street and 6th Avenue

Five Points Corner at 6th Avenue and Stone Avenue

Five Points Corner of 18th Street and 6th Avenue

Five Points southwest Corner of 18th Street and 6th Avenue

Five Points Intersection Map (Public Art location)

Background

This community-driven project began in 2006 with the successful award of the Five Points Transportation enhancement grant.  Over the past eight years, the community has earned Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment funds and Surface Transportation Program funds to support their vision.  These additional funds increased the original budget from a $500K project into a $1.4 million project.

The original project elements included filling in sidewalk gaps, providing Americans with Disability (ADA) access ramps, and improving pedestrian level lighting. The expanded project scope includes providing parking for the Five Points area by striping the north side of 18th Street between 6th Avenue and Arizona Avenue to provide 5 new parking spots, one of which will be a designated handicapped accessible spot.

Other scope changes include 1,100 square feet of additional sidewalk with associated ADA ramps, and adjusting and expanding the areas where lighting upgrades will improve pedestrian level lighting. The additional sidewalk will be installed within the original project boundaries, however the planned pedestrian lighting upgrades now extend one block northward on 6th Avenue from 14th Street to 13th Street. An additional light will be added to the right-of-way adjacent to Five Points Park, also known as Cesar Chavez Park, to improve lighting for park users.

The expanded project also includes public art at the Five Points intersection.  The budget for this artwork is $410,650.   The artist(s) will be selected through an open competitive public process managed by the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC).  To find more information about TPAC and the public art process for this project please contact Mary Ellen Wooten at 520-624-0595 ex 12.  The call to artist is available at www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org. 

 

Project Contact

Jesse Soto, Project Manager
Engineering Division
Tucson Department of Transportation
520-837-6732