MARANA – The Town of Marana is celebrating the reopening of the Ina Road Interchange with the “Ina Road Celebration Weekend” on May 4-5. Media and members of the public are invited to attend.
The celebration weekend kicks off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, May 4, at 9 A.M. and features Marana Town Council and representatives from the Arizona Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority, and Marana Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony will be located at the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot at 4075 W Ina Rd. The ceremony will then be followed by a weekend-long business block party located along Ina Road Corridor between Thornydale Road and the interstate.
For more block party information, visit the “Ina Road Celebration Weekend” Facebook event page, which will be updated with business specials and attractions.
The “Ina Road Celebration Weekend” is a collaboration between the Town of Marana and the Regional Transportation Authority, with support from the Marana Chamber of Commerce.
The celebration follows the near completion of two separate projects: the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Ina Road Interchange project and the Town of Marana Ina Road Beautification project.
The Interstate 10/Ina Road Interchange improvement project required rerouting local street access to Interstate 10 to reconstruct a new interchange that stretches over the interstate and the Union Pacific railroad tracks and eliminates the at-grade crossing. The project also included widening I-10, widening Ina Road to two lanes in each direction between Silverbell Road and Camino de la Cruz, reconstructing the frontage roads and building two Ina Road bridges over the Santa Cruz River. This project met the long-range planning objectives of ADOT, the Town of Marana, Pima County, Pima Association of Governments (PAG) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to improve interchange capacity, public safety, and operations. The Arizona Department of Transportation and Town of Marana managed the RTA plan-approved project.
The Town of Marana Ina Road Beautification Project was done in conjunction with the Ina Interchange project in an effort to improve portions of Ina Road. The project includes landscape, mill and pave, street light and traffic signal improvements along Ina Road between Camino de las Capas and the eastern Town limits. Arizona Department of Transportation is administering the work between Silverbell Road and Camino de las Capas.
ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is a multimodal transportation agency serving one of the fastest-growing areas of the country. ADOT is responsible for planning, building and operating a complex highway system in addition to building and maintaining bridges.
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
The Regional Transportation Authority is a state-established political subdivision within Pima County that collects a half-cent excise tax from the RTA’s special taxing district. The tax funds the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan, which voters in the district approved in May 2006 along with the excise tax. To date, the RTA has invested over $1 billion in the region to deliver transportation projects and services that improve our region’s mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life. Please visit www.RTAmobility.com for more information.
MARANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Marana Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in our community. It is committed to building business and community relationships.
March 14, 2019 - Ina Road opens over I-10 in Marana as interchange nears completion
March 6, 2019 – Ina Road Beautification Project Update
October 19, 2016 – Marana sets up program to help businesses affected by Ina construction