Proposal to Name Interchange for Former Mayor

A proposal would name the new, award-winning Kino Parkway/22nd Street Grade-Separated Intersection the “Robert E. Walkup Interchange at Kino Parkway and 22nd Street.” Walkup served as Tucson's mayor from 1999 to 2011.

Among his achievements, Walkup led the effort to create the voter-approved 2006 Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The RTA provides $2.1 billion in vital transportation and transit improvements, including the Sun Link streetcar system and the new grade-separated interchange, which was awarded the State and Southern Arizona 2016 American Public Works Association Project of the Year.

As part of the process to name City-owned physical assets, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is seeking public input and feedback on the commemorative naming of the interchange. The naming proposal was put forth by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Ward 5 City Council Member Richard Fimbres, and TDOT.

Please email michael.graham@tucsonaz.gov to provide comment and feedback on the proposal. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28.

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