Tucson’s pavement conditions improved immensely in the past two years, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research group based out of Washington D.C. The report indicates that 32 percent of Tucson’s roadways are in poor condition, compared to two years ago when TRIP reported that 53 percent of Tucson’s streets were bad.
“The new report shows that we are making great strides in improving our infrastructure, something this community has been seeking for a long time,” said Daryl W. Cole, director of the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). “Our Mayor and Council and the voters in the region have insisted that we improve our roadway conditions and we are fulfilling that request.”
The City Council allocated $20 million in May 2012 to pavement preservation, and voters in November 2012 approved a five-year, $100 million bond program known as Road Recovery. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star, and watch a Tucson 12 video on Road Recovery.