Additional major roads in Tucson will be repaved soon, thanks to the City's five-year, $100 million Road Recovery bond program coming in under budget. The savings are the result of lower fuel prices and favorable bids.
"The contractors themselves in town have been very hungry," said Daryl Cole, director of the Tucson Department of Transportation. "There have been several who have had really good bids."
Last April, the Mayor and Tucson City Council agreed to use the savings to fix another 45 roads not listed in the initial list of bond-funded projects.
The first set of those additional roads, plus three pre-planned projects, will start next month. More work will begin after the holidays. A list of the upcoming projects can be found at the KVOA website.