public works

UPDATE Storm sandbag distribution

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MARANA — In anticipation of more monsoon activity, Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to Marana residents. The first sandbag distribution will be Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There will also be one-time distributions on Tuesday August 6 and Tuesday, August 13.

Sandbag distributions will be located at the yard of the Marana Operations Center (5100 W. Ina Road) and Marana Heritage River Park parking lot (12205 N Tangerine Farms Road).

"The Public Works Department provides services that are vital to our community’s health, safety, and comfort," said Public Works Director Mo El-Ali. "We provide this service to our community to help keep Marana residents safe."

There is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle. Additional distribution dates will be added to the schedule based upon public demand and weather projections. For more information, please contact Public Works at (520)382-2536, or follow the Town of Marana on Facebook and Twitter.

Manager's Message: Marana prepped for monsoons

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Marana Town Manager Jamsheed Mehta provided this Manager’s Message to the Marana News/Explorer News that was a bit timely based upon the weather events of July 24,

The rains have finally arrived! This is an exciting time for the desert and for our residents, as we now get to enjoy a reprieve from the hot summer days and witness the revitalization of our beautiful landscape. With the excitement of darkened clouds, rumbling thunder and brilliant light shows, I would like to also remind the community of the importance of storm safety. Just a few minutes of rain can result in damaging flash floods, and with the combined efforts of town staff and resident actions, we can work to have a safe monsoon season. 

When in doubt, wait it out! If you are driving and see a dust or rainstorm ahead, pull over. Avoid crossing flooded washes. Even if it doesn’t look deep, a few inches of running water poses a serious risk. If you are driving in the rain, reduce your speed and avoid sudden braking. If you cannot see the street, don’t drive through it. To increase visibility, check your windshield wipers before driving, and replace them if necessary. Always expect the unexpected, and pack extra supplies, drinking water, and an emergency kit wherever you go.

The safety of our residents is a top priority for town staff, as demonstrated by the emergency response provided during last year’s monsoon season. Flooding on July 8, 2018 resulted in numerous swift-water rescues and road closures, and multiple agencies responded to the train derailment along Interstate 10. Immediate and effective public safety response requires heavy coordination between our departments and community partners before, during and after a storm. 

That day, the town activated the Emergency Operation Center to serve as a central command and control facility for public works, police, risk and safety, communications, town management and Northwest Fire District. Through strategic deployment of our resources, we were able to respond quickly and effectively, and reduce safety risks throughout the community. 

Marana Police and Public Work’s departments collaborated to monitor the community, barricaded dangerous roadways, and removed debris. Northwest Fire District responded to structural damages, fallen trees or power lines, failing electrical systems, and swift-water rescues to ensure the safety of everyone on site. All status updates and road conditions were reported back to the EOC to be disseminated to the public. It is important that the community can rely on us as a source for up-to-date and accurate information, especially during an emergency. To make sure you’re prepared for the latest news, remember to follow the Town of Marana on Twitter and Facebook. 

The town looks to past experiences to improve safety protocols and procedures for the new rain season. Last year’s flooding required extensive clean-up of debris, damaged streets and fallen trees. This year, public works staff organized all Monsoon-related equipment, reviewed safety protocol, and updated the public works repair plan to streamline repairs. Staff is also prepared to distribute sandbags in the event of an impending flood emergency, and details will be provided to the public ahead of time to ensure adequate preparation by the community. 

The completion of the new Ina Road Bridge over the Santa Cruz River now provides a safe alternate route, as the new structure no longer needs to be shut down at the crossing during flood events. The Pima County Regional Flood Control District also maintains the Santa Cruz River by cleaning the channels, removing the sediment build up and undesirable vegetation and repairing erosion around the bridges and bank protection. This helps increase the channels flood carrying capacity and minimize flooding potential.

The monsoon time is an exciting one for desert dwellers, but it is also an excellent time to brush up on safety protocols so we can all continue to enjoy living in beautiful southern Arizona. By working together, we can continue to make Marana a great place to live in any season. 

Jamsheed Mehta is the Town of Marana Manager.



Traffic Alert: McDuff Road to be closed for pavement repairs beginning July 24

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Pavement repairs along McDuff Road between Grier Road and the eastbound I-10 frontage road will take place beginning on Wednesday, July 24. Crews will be milling, repaving, and re-striping a short section of the roadway just north of the Grier/McDuff Intersection. Additionally, improvements will be made to the surface drainage conditions along the east side of the north half of the roadway. Workers will be present from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. All work is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

During the project, through-traffic along McDuff Road will be prohibited. Directional signs and traffic control devices will be set up to detour traffic around the work area. Access for local residents will be maintained at all times.

For your safety and that of the contractor’s personnel, please comply with all 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.

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: Construction of Silverbell Road Sidewalk Infill Project

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Beginning Monday, July 1, the Town of Marana and its contractor, Falcone Brothers & Associates, will be constructing new sidewalks, upgrading various curb ramps, improving various driveway aprons, and installing handrail along the south and west sides of N. Silverbell Road from N. Silvermoon Way to N. Wade Road. Also, new sidewalks and curb ramps will be constructed along a segment of N. Continental Reserve Loop in front of the Quik Mart convenience store. The purpose of this project is to provide pedestrians with a continuous, safe and accessible way along N. Silverbell Road from W. Twin Peaks Road to N. Wade Road. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 1.  

Construction crews will typically be active Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. During these hours, adjacent to the designated work areas, right-lane closures will be implemented along southbound/eastbound Silverbell Road, southbound Continental Reserve Loop, and at various intersecting side streets and driveways. Directional signs and traffic control devices will be set up to detour vehicles around the work area. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

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: Twin Peaks-Blue Bonnet Road Gravity Sewer Project

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On Monday, July 1, the contractor will begin sewer installation along Hartman Lane between the cul-de-sac on Hartman Lane, just south of Eaglestone Loop, and Camino Horizante(SEE MAP) This closure will be in place 24-hours per day.

  • The intersection of Eaglestone Loop and Hartman Lane will be closed.

  • Southbound only turn movements will be permitted from the cul-de-sac to Hartman Lane.

  • Motorists wanting access to Eaglestone Loop can use Fireopal Way as an alternate route

  • North and southbound travel will be permitted on Hartman Lane between Cortaro Farms Road and the cul-de-sac just south of Eaglestone Loop.

  • There is no access to Cortaro Farms Road from Hartman Lane north of Eaglestone Loop.

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

Emergency access will always be provided.

This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department’s Twin Peaks-Blue Bonnet Road Gravity Sewer Project. These alerts will announce construction, detours and street closure information as it affects traffic. Please watch for updated traffic alerts as construction activities progress.

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.  

The above work schedule may be impacted by weather or mechanical failure.

During the sewer pipe installation, there will be extensive trenching and large equipment entering and exiting the work area.                                                                                                                                           

 Motorists should remain alert and use caution when driving near construction activities.

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

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.

 

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.

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 
large equipment entering and exiting the work area.                                                                                                                                           
 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)