The City of Tucson proposes to widen Speedway Boulevard to a six-lane divided roadway between Main Avenue and Interstate 10. This would include the widening and reconstruction of the existing underpass structure at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) crossing. The improved Speedway Boulevard would have full urban amenities, including street lighting, drainage facilities, bike and pedestrian facilities and landscaping. The project would be jointly funded by the City of Tucson and the Federal Highway Administration. The City of Tucson, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, has initiated a design study for Speedway Boulevard, between Main Avenue and Interstate 10. Construction is not anticipated to begin for approximately five years. The study will follow the Federal environmental clearance process in evaluating the following for potential impacts; noise, air, historic district/cultural resources, threatened or endangered species, biological resources or presence of hazardous material.
PUBLIC MEETING OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, July 29, 2010
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m.
followed by the opportunity to discuss your questions with Speedway Team members
325 W. 2nd Street
Residents, businesses and other parties interested in the future improvements of Speedway Boulevard, between Main Avenue and Interstate 10, are invited to attend an Open House for the Speedway Boulevard Design Concept Report and Environmental Assessment. The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on issues, concerns and opportunities to be considered during the study. Study team members will be present at the meeting to answer your questions. Comment cards and aerial map displays will be available for the public to place remarks. The comments received will be used to help identify important issues to be addressed in the development and evaluation of the design. To submit comments in writing, please mail City of Tucson Department of Transportation, c/o
110 S. Church Ave., Ste. 3350, Tucson, AZ 85701-7617, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment form can be downloaded here.
Written comments should be submitted by August 31, 2010.
For additional information, please contact Jesse Soto, Neighborhood Liaison, City of Tucson, Department of Transportation, at 837-6732.