Make Marana General Plan 2040 Open House Overview

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The second and final set of open houses for the Make Marana 2040 General Plan were held on June 19 and 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM.  The June 19th open houses was held at the Marana Municipal Complex and the open house on the 20th was held at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library. The objectives for this set of open houses were to:

  • Provide an update on the General Plan process and themes;

  • Present some of the major updates from the 2010 General Plan; and

  • Receive feedback on the draft goals and policies.

What Happened?

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A total of 60 people attended the two open houses. Upon arriving, each attendee was asked to identify on a map, generally, where they live or work in Marana. This was done to see what areas of the town were represented in the open house. Attendees at the June 19th open house were widespread, but primarily reside in the area within and surrounding Downtown, including the Gladden Farms and San Lucas subdivisions. Attendees at the June 20th open house were mostly from communities along Silverbell Road, such as Continental Ranch.

The open house began with a short presentation informing attendees of the status of the General Plan Update, the organization of the General Plan, and the results from the first three workshops, and some of the important updates from the 2010 General Plan. After the presentation, the meeting concluded with an open house format in which attendees could view banners related to the three General Plan themes, as well as the draft Future Land Use Map, Circulation Map, and goals and policies. Comment cards were made available for any comments that attendees had throughout the open house.

View the open house brochure that was distributed at the meeting.

 

OFFICIAL: Clear bag policy implemented for Marana 4th of July event

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MARANA – New safety requirements have been implemented for the 2019 Town of Marana Star Spangled Spectacular held on July 4, 5-9:30 PM, at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park. With some exceptions, event attendants are now required to adhere to the “clear bag” policy prior to entering the park.

Items permitted into the event:

(This is not an exhaustive list of permitted items)

  • Clear plastic bags, purses, or totes

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags

  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand

  • Diaper bags for infants/toddler needs

  • Strollers and wagons

  • Sealed, unopened non-alcoholic drinks

  • Coolers, empty canisters, and food (subject to search)

  • Blankets, lawn/camping chairs for seating.

  • Shade tents are permitted, but must be taken down if becomes a hazard. Staking is NOT permitted.

Items NOT permitted into the event:

  • Bags, purses, and totes that are not clear plastic (prohibited bags may not be placed inside a clear bag in order to gain entry)

  • Backpacks / Fanny packs

  • Mesh bags

  • Illegal drugs

  • Outside alcohol (alcohol will be available for purchase at the event)

  • Pets are not permitted in the park with the exception of service animals.

  • Glass containers

Town of Marana staff is dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for the community to celebrate Independence Day. This year, the entire park will be fenced off, and designated entrances will be monitored by security. If you see something, say something. Report activity to Town staff and police officers on-site.

Bag checks will be conducted at each of the entrances and at each of the three shuttle locations throughout Continental Ranch. Shuttles are free, and will run from 4-11 P.M.

Shuttle locations:

  • Between Safeway and Twin Peaks Elementary School located at the intersection of Twin Peaks Road and Silverbell Road. (Parking available at both sites)

  • Coyote Trail Elementary School located at 8000 N. Silverbell Road.

  • Continental Reserve Professional Plaza located at 8333 N. Silverbell Road.

View the event map (with shuttle routes)

It’s a party at the park on July 4 at the annual Star Spangled Spectacular! Enjoy music, dozens of food trucks, inflatables for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, and a spectacular firework show. Live performances from Backroads, Mr. Skynyrd, Taken By Drones, Steff and the Articles, and OnesAll.

The event is brought to you in partnership with Arizona Lotus Corp.

For more event information, visit www.MaranaEvents.com

Photo gallery of 2018 celebration

Travel Alert: Eastbound Interstate 10 closed at Ina Road overnight June 17

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Eastbound Interstate 10 between Ina and Orange Grove roads is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 17, for overhead message sign work. All traffic must exit and will be detoured onto the eastbound frontage road between 10 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 18. 

Ina and Orange Grove roads will also close to all through-traffic at I-10 during those hours.

Motorists who need to cross I-10 should use Cortaro or Sunset roads or Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro during the closure.

Drivers should expect the following additional restrictions:

  • Westbound Ina Road will close at the I-10 interchange. All traffic will be directed to the westbound I-10 entrance ramp. Motorists will not have access to eastbound I-10.

  • Eastbound Ina Road will close to traffic at Starcommerce Way.  All traffic must turn left onto Starcommerce Way (except for traffic to local businesses), and all vehicles will be directed to the eastbound frontage road.

  • Westbound Orange Grove Road will close at the I-10 interchange. All traffic will be directed to the westbound I-10 entrance ramp. Motorists will not have access to eastbound I-10.

  • Vehicles on eastbound I-10 will not have access to eastbound Ina Road or eastbound Orange Grove Road.

  • Vehicles on westbound I-10 will not have access to westbound Ina Road or westbound Orange Grove Road.

Law enforcement officers will help direct traffic during the closure.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Traffic Alert: Ina Beautification

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Southern Arizona Paving, in conjunction with the Town of Marana, will be installing monuments in the median at each end of the boundaries of the Ina Road Beautification project beginning Monday, June 17th and ending by Wednesday, June 19th.  Traffic lanes next to the median will be closed in each direction of travel at both locations.

One monument is located west of Ulene Place and the other monument is on the west side of the Canyon Del Oro Wash Bridge. Work hours are from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs.

Travel time through the project area may increase during construction so please adjust your schedule accordingly. Construction will restrict traffic lanes and may create congestion. Taking alternate routes is suggested.

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs.

 If inclement weather or other events cause delays, the work may be rescheduled without further notice.

  Stay up-to-date on Town of Marana news, projects, and events. Visit MaranaAZ.gov, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Traffic Alert: Scenic Drive

Portions of Scenic Drive will be closed on Monday, June 17.

Portions of Scenic Drive will be closed on Monday, June 17.


 Scenic Drive will be closed for construction operations on Monday, June 17. Road closed signs will mark the construction zone between 9021 and 9011 residences. The construction zone is closed to the public and should never be entered. 

Access to 9021 N Scenic Drive and any residences north will need to use Twin Peaks/Silverbell Road to the north. Access to 9011 N Scenic Drive and any residence south will need to use Pima Farms Road to the south. 

For Residents of Scenic Drive: A sign will be placed at each driveway along Scenic Drive with an arrow showing the direction of ingress/egress for that day. We will make every effort to keep this direction the same throughout the day. 

If garbage cans are within the construction zone, they will be moved outside of the zone to allow for pickup. Our crews will help with mail delivery access if mailboxes are within the construction zone. 

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs. 

Travel time through the project area may increase during construction so please adjust your schedule accordingly. Construction may restrict traffic lanes and create congestion. Taking alternate routes is suggested. 

If inclement weather or other events cause delays, the work may be rescheduled without further notice. 

Stay up-to-date on Town of Marana news, projects, and events. Visit MaranaAZ.gov, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. 

Traffic Alert: Tangerine Farms Road & Rillito Village Trail Intersection

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Sunland Asphalt is removing and replacing asphalt at the intersection of Tangerine Farms Rd. and Rillito Village Trail for the Town of Marana. Sunland is starting work on Monday, June 17th and completing work on Monday, June 24th. Working hours on the 17th to the 19th will start at 4:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.

There is going to be a complete closure at this intersection for Rillito Village Trail from Thursday, June 20th to Saturday, June 22nd. It will be shut down from 4:00 a.m. on Thursday the 20th and re-open Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on the 22nd. This project includes asphalt replacement, utility adjustments, and traffic striping.  

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs.

Travel time through the project area may increase during construction so please adjust your schedule accordingly. Construction may restrict traffic lanes and create congestion. Taking alternate routes is suggested.

If inclement weather or other events cause delays, the work may be rescheduled without further notice.

Stay up-to-date on Town of Marana news, projects, and events. Visit MaranaAZ.gov, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

 

Manager's Message: Enjoy the summertime in Marana

Marana Town Manager Jamsheed Mehta provided this Manager’s Message to the Marana News and Explorer News.

Free music is a feature of the Star Spangled Spectacular.

Free music is a feature of the Star Spangled Spectacular.

School is out, the temperature is rising and summer is upon us! At the Town of Marana, we look forward to the summer months because there is so much to do in our community. 

Celebrate our nation’s birthday this Fourth of July at Marana’s Star Spangled Spectacular. This annual event at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park (7548 N. Silverbell Road) has become a regional draw, attracting thousands of people from around the community and beyond. 

Because of the large crowds, we have been working hard to create a safe environment for everyone. This year, the entirety of the park will be fenced, and members of the public will enter through designated entrances. With the exception of diaper bags, a clear bag rule has been instated, and bag checks will be conducted upon entry. 

We are excited about our line-up of entertainment. Our musical acts span a wide variety of genres, including country, pop, ’90s alternative, grunge and classic rock. To learn more about our musical attractions and much more, visit our website at MaranaEvents.com

In addition to our signature events, we love providing smaller community experiences to our residents. We have three free movie showings throughout the summer, including “A Wrinkle in Time” this Saturday, June 15, and “A Dog’s Way Home” on July 20. Both events will be held at the Ora Mae Harn Park pool (13250 N. Lon Adams Road). On Aug. 17, we move from the pool to the Marana Heritage River Park Splash Pad (12375 N. Heritage Park Drive) for a showing of “Hotel Transylvania.” 

The pool at Ora Mae Harn Park, the Marana Heritage River Park Splash Pad and the Crossroads at Silverbell District Park Splash Pad are open every day for the summer, and all three amenities are free of charge. 

Our events aren’t just about entertainment. We also encourage civic engagement. On June 19 and 20, we will hold our “Make Marana 2040 General Plan Update” community open houses. These open houses provide opportunities for the public to review the draft of the Make Marana 2040 General Plan and provide feedback. Community input is an essential part of developing a plan that serves our community. To learn more, visit MakeMarana2040.com

Our Animal Services Division has much to offer during these summer months, including free microchip clinics. We are partnering with No Kill Pima County for a free microchip clinic on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marana Community Center (13250 N. Lon Adams Road.) 

Sports Camps for kids are new this summer.

Sports Camps for kids are new this summer.

Marana Parks and Recreation has a wide variety of programs for every age and interest. There are several camp options, including art camps, horse camps and sports camps. Teens looking for something to do during the day should check out our “Teen Extreme Day Camp Adventures.” Participants get to attend trips to a Diamondbacks game, Big Surf Waterpark, and Arizona Zipline Adventures. 

We have day trips for our seniors as well. There are two trips left to Mt. Lemmon, and a steamboat trip on Canyon Lake. Our senior center has a wide variety of activities, including games, physical fitness classes and arts and crafts. 

Are sports your thing? We have open gym for basketball and pickleball, with our pickleball league starting up in July. For our youngest residents we have the “Tots & Me Story Art” classes and the “Nature to You: Youth Garden Education Series.” 

To learn more about all our recreation programs, visit MaranaAZ.gov/recreation.

It may be hot, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide inside! There is something for everyone in our community. Whether you want to hone your skills, attend a festival, or participate in civic engagement, Marana has plenty of options for you. 

Jamsheed Mehta is the Marana Town Manager.

Marana In The Media: Preparing for 2019 monsoon

Photo Courtesy of the Marana News

Photo Courtesy of the Marana News

The Marana News did a story on how Pima County and local communities are preparing for the monsoons. The Town of Marana was featured prominently. 
 
Aside from Pima County, local towns like Marana are readying and restructuring their “storm preparedness plans” after last year’s downpour. 

“We’re a pretty big town, so we try to make sure we spread our staff and resources out evenly,” said Daniel Silva, street supervisor for Marana’s Public Works Department. 

The Public Works Department arranges Marana into four districts to better manage equally spreading support during monsoons. These district divisions are one of the main changes in this year’s storm preparedness plan. 

During a monsoon on July 10, 2018, a Union Pacific train derailed between Avra Valley and Twin Peaks roads, scattering 27 rail cars across the train tracks and surrounding area. Whereas public works previously organized its support systems in east and west directions, during the derailment and subsequent cleanup, the department realized it would be more efficient to organize from north to south. 

“Last year was quite a test,” Silva said. “But we came together as a town and managed to get through it.” 

Read the full story at the Marana News

UPDATE: Overnight lane closures on Interstate 10 near Ina Road set for June 12-14

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Motorists who use Interstate 10 near Ina Road should expect overnight lane closures and possible delays Wednesday, June 12, through Friday, June 14, for striping work.

The following lane restrictions will be in place from 8 each night to 5 the following morning:

  • Westbound I-10 will be reduced to a single lane on Wednesday, June 12. Drivers on eastbound I-10 may also encounter intermittent lane restrictions.

  • Eastbound I-10 will be reduced to a single lane on Thursday, June 13.

  • Eastbound and westbound I-10 will have intermittent lane closures on Friday, June 14.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go toazdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Scott Schladweiler appointed Interim Water Director

Interim Water Director Scott Schladweiler

Interim Water Director Scott Schladweiler

Deputy Town Manager Erik Montague has appointed Scott Schladweiler as Interim Water Director at the Town of Marana. He will fill the role held by John Kmiec, who has accepted the position of Deputy Water Director at the City of Tucson. Schladweiler’s appointment is effective June 17.

Scott has over 21 years of experience in the design, construction and operation of water and water reclamation systems.  He joined Marana in 2014 as a Utilities Engineer and has served as the Deputy Water Director for the past three and a half years.  Prior to joining Marana, Scott spent over a decade at Tucson Water where he was responsible for numerous large-scale programs for the design and construction infrastructure and recharge facilities, as well as administrative and policy related programs. 

“The staff at Marana Water is highly motivated and operates with a great deal of professionalism every day,” said Schladweiler. “I’m both grateful and excited for the opportunity to lead this exceptional team.”

Tangerine Corridor Project wins the Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award

2019 Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award.

2019 Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award.

Accolades have been pouring in in for the Tangerine Road Corridor Project since its completion in 2018. Now, this joint Town of Marana, Oro Valley, and Pima County project can add the 2019 Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award from the Pima Association of Governments and the Regional Transportation Authority to its list.

The success of the project was demonstrated in the following areas: achieving a common goal, embracing regional stakeholders, resolving conflict, improving communication on the project with all audiences, incorporating team-building activities, delivery of a quality product, finding innovative funding solutions, and perpetuating the spirit of cooperation.

The Town of Marana partnered with the Town of Oro Valley, Pima County, the Psomas Design Team and contractor Tangerine Corridor Constructors (TCC) - a Granite Construction/Borderland Construction on the project, to improve a five-mile segment of Tangerine Road from Dove Mountain Boulevard/Twin Peaks Road to La Cañada Drive.

The newly constructed roadway delivered to the public:

  • A four-lane roadway with landscaped medians 

  • The elimination of dip crossings and upgraded culverts to provide 100-year flood access

  • Pedestrian and bicycle facilities

  • The installation of additional turn lanes and signalization at key intersections

  • Wildlife linkages for wildlife corridors along this stretch of roadway

Tom Houle served as the Project Manager for the Town of Marana.

The Tangerine Road Corridor Project was selected as one of Public Works Projects of the Year by the American Public Works Association’s for 2019 in the category of Transportation - $25 million to $75 million. In addition, it was also named as the Southern Arizona Branch of the American Public Works Association also named it Project of the Year, Transportation, $25M-$75M category. 

Additional awards include the 2019 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award from the International Partnering Institute, and the 2018 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award.

Overnight lane closures on Interstate 10 near Ina Road set for June 9-12

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Motorists who use Interstate 10 near Ina Road should expect overnight lane closures and possible delays from Sunday, June 9, to Wednesday, June 12, for final striping work.

The following lane restrictions will be in place from 8 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning:

  • Eastbound I-10 will be reduced to a single lane on Sunday, June 9. When work ends early Monday morning, eastbound lanes are set to shift to their new permanent location. Drivers on westbound I-10 may encounter intermittent lane restrictions.

  • Westbound I-10 will be reduced to a single lane on Monday, June 10. Drivers on eastbound I-10 may encounter intermittent lane restrictions.

  • Eastbound I-10 will be reduced to a single lane on Tuesday, June 11. 

  • Eastbound and westbound I-10 will have intermittent lane closures on Wednesday, June 12.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go toazdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

AMENDED Traffic Alert Twin Peaks-Blue Bonnet Road Gravity Sewer Project

Because of mechanical problems, the traffic control changes originally scheduled to begin Wednesday June 5, have been delayed until Friday June 7. Details below: 

On Friday, June 7, the contractor will begin sewer installation along Hartman Lane between Avenida Tierra Alta and the cul-de-sac on Hartman Lane, just south of Eaglestone Loop. (SEE MAP) This closure will be in place 24-hours per day.

  • Southbound only turn movements will be permitted from Avenida Tierra Alta to Hartman Lane. 

  • North and southbound travel will be permitted on Hartman Lane between Cortaro Farms Road and Avenida Tierra Alta. 

  • There is no access to Cortaro Farms Road from Hartman Lane north of Avenida Tierra Alta.

Residents and the traveling public should watch for informational signs with detour information.

Emergency access will always be provided.

The above work schedule may be impacted by weather or mechanical failure.
During the sewer pipe installation, there will be extensive trenching and 
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 Motorists should remain alert and use caution when driving near construction activities.

Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) and their contractor, Achen Gardner, have begun installation of a 15-inch sewer interceptor line along Hartman Lane, between Linda Vista Boulevard and Cortaro Farms Road.

The contractor began work south of the intersection at Cortaro Farms Road and is working northward toward Linda Vista Boulevard. The sewer installation along Hartman Lane is expected to take approximately 5 months to complete. 
Sections of Hartman Lane will be completely closed to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists in the area where the contractor is working. 

For additional project information visit www.sewerimprovements.info  or call 520-622-2527

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs.

 Travel time through the project area may increase during construction so please adjust your schedule accordingly. Construction may restrict traffic lanes and create congestion. Taking alternate routes is suggested.

 If inclement weather or other events cause delays, the work may be rescheduled without further notice.

Stay up-to-date on Town of Marana news, projects, and events. Visit MaranaAZ.gov, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Traffic Update: Sanders Road at Santa Cruz River

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On Tuesday, June 4, Brown and White, Inc. will be preforming bridge maintenance at the Santa Cruz Bridge on Sanders Road. Traffic may be delayed for a short period of time due to lane closures. Work will take place between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and be completed in one day. 

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs.

Travel time through the project area may increase during construction so please adjust your schedule accordingly. Construction may restrict traffic lanes and create congestion. Taking alternate routes is suggested.

If inclement weather or other events cause delays, the work may be rescheduled without further notice.

Stay up-to-date on Town of Marana news, projects, and events. Visit MaranaAZ.gov, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Coachline Boulevard Reconstruction update

Lane restrictions on Coachline Road between Silverbell and Twin Peaks.

Lane restrictions on Coachline Road between Silverbell and Twin Peaks.

The Town of Marana is currently working on the Coachline Boulevard Reconstruction and Pedestrian Crossing Improvements. The work is being completed by Sunland Asphalt & Construction Inc.

On Friday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the contractor will pave a portion of Continental Reserve Loop south of the Silverbell Road intersection (near the QuikMart). Continental Reserve Loop will be closed to all traffic at its intersection with Silverbell Road. This closure will be in place from 4:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m..

On Wednesday, May 29, the contractor began the final paving operation on Coachline Boulevard, between Twin Peaks and Silverbell roads. Southbound Traffic only will be permitted during this operation. Motorists should expect intermittent side street delays during this work as paving crews move through intersections.

Paving is scheduled to be completed by Monday, June 3, depending on weather conditions or other unforeseen issues.

  • Bicycle traffic will not be permitted through the work area. Bike traffic is asked to use sidewalks.

  • DO NOT park vehicles in the area of construction. They will be towed at owner’s expense.

  • Watch for heavy equipment and large trucks entering and exiting the work area.

  • Please use caution whenever passing through the construction zone

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and/or detour signs.

Travel time through the project area may increase during construction so please adjust your schedule accordingly. Construction may restrict traffic lanes and create congestion. Taking alternate routes is suggested.

If inclement weather or other events cause delays, the work may be rescheduled without further notice.

Stay up-to-date on Town of Marana news, projects, and events. Visit MaranaAZ.gov, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Marana looking for artist for roundabout

Deer statues on Tangerine Road.

Deer statues on Tangerine Road.

The Town of Marana has been awarded grant funding through the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) Transportation Art by Youth (TABY) program to fund a public art project for the Downtown Marana/Marana Main Street Gateway. The Town is soliciting qualifications from artist for the design, construction, and installation of the public art project. The Artist will work with the Town’s representative to develop the design and construction of the art to be installed at the Marana Road roundabout.

 

As the future location of the Town’s planned Downtown Marana and Marana Main Street area, this public art will feature a modern design in a simultaneous effort to acts as a visual centerpiece and gateway to the Town’s Downtown/Main Street area.

 

The intended design should incorporate the following:

  • Be clean and forward-looking in design

  • If possible, refer to aspects of Marana’s heritage and natural environment

  • Be conscious of the surrounding area’s overall vision for downtown Marana

  • Be mindful of sight distances for traffic safety reasons

  • Take advantage of the concentric nature of the roundabout, potentially utilizing a 360 degree view

  • Complement the established materials board used for the landscape architecture piece included in the roundabout – See separate Attachment ‘A’ Landscape Materials Board.

  • Take into consideration Downtown Marana Overlay District guidelines – See separate Attachment ‘B’ Marana Overlay District Guidelines

  • Serve as a welcoming presence, acting as a gateway to Downtown Marana/Main Street.

Upon selection of the qualified artist by the Town, a design concept shall be developed in collaboration with Town Staff representatives, the selected artist, pre-selected local students, the local instructor, and Town of Marana Citizens’ Forum members, or any combination thereof.

The Town anticipates that the timeframe between artist submission of design proposals and award of contract may be lengthy, based upon the schedule of grant disbursement. The PAG TABY grant was awarded and disbursed in February 2019.

The Town anticipates that the timeframe for artist recruitment, concept design, construction, and installation to be as follows: artist recruitment phase - May 2019, design phase – June – July 2019, construction phase – August – September 2019, and the installation phase – September – October 2019. These timeframes are subject to change.

To learn more please read the full CALL FOR ARTISTS/REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

National Building Safety Month: Week 5 Innovations in building safety

Science and technology are leading the way for designing and constructing safe, efficient and resilient homes and buildings. Up-to-date building safety codes and standards enable technology to be incorporated into buildings while ensuring safety for lives, properties and investments.

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The International Codes (I-Codes), developed by the International Code Council, are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world and use the latest technology for energy and water savings for homeowners and businesses. The Town of Marana recently adopted the latest edition of these codes in an effort to stay on top of the latest innovations in building.

The building safety industry is on the cutting edge of technology and building science. From green construction and resiliency to product evaluation, certification, and codification, the ICC Family of Companies is part of this technological transformation to make our buildings safer and our industry more advanced.

 Visit the International Code Council’s Website for more information on:

  • Green construction

  • Code compliant building products

  • Accreditation of entities that support code compliance

  • Building department codification

  • Resilience benchmarking

Overnight lane closures on Interstate 10 near Ina Road set for May 28

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Motorists who use eastbound Interstate 10 between Cortaro and Orange Grove roads should expect lane closures and possible delays the night of Tuesday, May 28.

The right two lanes of eastbound I-10 between Cortaro and Orange Grove roads will be closed from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

Crews will continue removing temporary barriers during the closure.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Orange Grove Road off-ramp re-opens

Westbound Interstate 10/Orange Grove Road ramp opens to traffic

Ina Road lane closures end between I-10 and Camino de las Capas

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The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 10 to Orange Grove Road. The ramp was closed as part of the Ina Road interchange project to improve safety for vehicles during peak travel times.

In addition, crews have opened Ina Road to four lanes between I-10 and Camino de las Capas. Lane restrictions on Ina Road west of I-10 will lessen over the next few weeks as crews complete final work in that area.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at�www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.


Overnight lane closures on Interstate 10 near Ina Road set for May 23

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Motorists who use Interstate 10 between Cortaro and Orange Grove roads should expect lane closures and possible delays the night of Thursday, May 23.

The following lane restrictions will be in place from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, May 24:

  • The right two lanes of eastbound I-10 between Cortaro and Orange Grove roads will be closed.

  • The right lane of westbound I-10 near Orange Grove Road will be closed. 

Crews will remove temporary barriers and clean up the project area during the closures.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.