Prop 409 construction projects nearly complete

Prop 409 construction projects nearly complete
Through Prop 409 the Tucson Department of Transportation says 25 percent of the city's roads have been repaved.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Five years after roadwork began, construction resulting from the Prop 409 bond program is nearly complete.

After voters approved the bond in 2012 it raised $100 million which has been used for road recovery and improvement.

Through Prop 409 the Tucson Department of Transportation says 25 percent of the city's roads have been repaved. Many of the city's major roads like Irvington, Oracle, and Fort Lowell have been repaved. TDOT says 99 percent of its work on the project is done.

Four areas remain to be repaired: East Tanque Road between Kolb and Sabino Canyon roads, Poets Square near East Fifth Street and South Swan Road; Barrio Centro, and a neighborhood near East Speedway Boulevard and North Kolb Road. TDOT estimates those areas should be done in the next 30 days.

After completing the Prop 409 roadwork, TDOT says its next project is the half-cent tax which was approved in May. Work on that $100 million project is set to begin after the monsoon.

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