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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.

May 19-25 is National Public Works Week in Marana

National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as "public works". The week seeks to raise awareness of public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.

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At the Town of Marana the Public Works is made up of the departments and divisions of Streets, Traffic, Facilities, Fleet, Engineering, Water, Wastewater, and Parks.

Special highlights of National Public Works Week include a United States Senate resolution affirming the first National Public Works Week in 1960, letters of acknowledgment from Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, and a Presidential Proclamation signed by John F. Kennedy in 1962.

The Marana Town Council proclaimed  May 19-25 as National Public Works Week at their May 7th meeting.  

This year’s theme is "It Starts Here." This theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works... Growth and innovation starts with public works... Mobility starts with public works... Security starts with public works... Healthy communities start with public works... The bottom line is that citizens' quality of life starts with public works.

During the work week from May 20 to May 24, the Public Works Department will set up displays in the Marana Municipal Complex lobby. Public Works will display this year’s Town Council Proclamation, National Public Works Week Poster, a traffic signal, LED solar stop sign with radar, asphalt and concrete coring machine and core samples.

Please stop by and view the displays.   

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Traffic Alert: Ina Road night work

Nighttime utility work will occur at the Ina/Thornydale and Ina/Old Father intersections.

Nighttime utility work will occur at the Ina/Thornydale and Ina/Old Father intersections.

Night time road work with daytime lane restrictions will occur at the Ina/Thornydale and Ina/Oldfather intersections beginning Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23, 2019. This operation is to facilitate utility valve adjustments in the intersections. Construction operations will begin at 8:00 P.M though 6:00 A.M. Day time lane restrictions will be in place throughout the day to allow the curing of the concrete.

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: Eastbound Interstate 10 closed at Ina Road overnight May 16

Eastbound Interstate 10 between Ina and Orange Grove roads is scheduled to close overnight Thursday, May 16, for overhead message sign work. All traffic must exit and will be detoured onto the eastbound frontage road between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, May 17.

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.

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Traffic Alert - Tangerine Farms Decorative Rock Project

The Town of Marana will be spreading decorative rock along the shared use path on Tangerine Farms from the water tank (approx. 3000ft east of Lon Adams Rd.) to I-10. Work will begin Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 24th; this will close the shared use path in the work areas and will have minimal traffic delays on Tangerine Farms Road. 

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 Alert: Marana Interchange Bridge Painting

AO Painting will be performing bridge painting of the I-10 Interchange at Marana Road beginning the night of Monday, May 13th and concluding on Friday, May 17th. Traffic may be delayed for a short period of time due to lane closures. All work will take place overnight between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.. 

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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Marana Town Talk Episode 9: Summer Fun, Macro Machines

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Town of Marana has released its ninth episode of "Marana Town Talk", a local government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a double Summer Preview. First we interview Marana Parks & Recreation’s D. Tyrell McGirt and Corey Larriva (1:00) to get all the details about the great summer programs Parks and Recreation has for kids this summer. Next Special Events Coordinator Monique Hagberg (13:30) gives us a preview of the Fourth of July Star Spangled Spectacular as well as the Free Movies and Music series that the Town is hosting this summer. Finally, we look back at the Marana Macro Machines event (25:00) and get some on location interviews with Public Works Deputy Director Fausto Burrell and Parks Superintendent Dave Herman, who both helped make the event so much fun.

Re-planted Saguaros decorate Shared Use Path

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Marana Parks and Recreation has worked with local developers and other Town departments to re-purpose cacti and other desert plants to decorate the new section of the Shared Use Path (SUP) in north Marana.

This past week they moved Ocotillos and Saguaros from in front of businesses and construction on Cortaro and Serius Stra and re-planted them next to the SUP. Due to a new turn bay being added at that location on Cortaro Road these Saguaros and Ocotillos had to be moved because they were a visual obstruction.

The project had to be coordinated between Marana Parks and Recreation, Engineering, and Public works.

“They are a nice addition to our nodes on the new section of Shared Use Path,” said Marana Parks and Recreation Director Jim Conroy. “I appreciate the on-going, good coordination of efforts, between our department and other departments and divisions within the Town. It was good Town of Marana teamwork and environmental awareness between Engineering, Public Works and Parks and Recreation.”

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The Saguaros weighted between 1500 – 2000 pounds each and due to their position, traffic control was necessary, but was next to no problem thanks to the efforts of Donna Chambers and Nathan Jansky of Marana Parks and Recreation.

Marana Parks Superintendent Dave Herman said their efforts were vital in making the project safe, cost effective, and lessening the impact on motorists. He noted that similar traffic control in other jurisdictions could have run at least $1,000.

Signs and Markings Technician Rich Jacinto was able to temporarily remove a road sign, allowing crews safer access to one of the Saguaros, then replaced the sign as soon as it was safe.

Traffic Alert: Orange Grove Lane Closure

On Friday, May 10 Bestway Electric will be installing a water pump and servicing the Town of Marana's Orange Grove Pump Station on Orange Grove Road near the Interstate 10 interchange. Traffic may be delayed for a short period of time due to lane closures. Work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and conclude that same 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.

Expect lane closures on Orange Grove on May 10

Expect lane closures on Orange Grove on May 10

Traffic Alert: Cortaro Farms and Hartman Lane

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.  

On Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day - Cortaro Farms Road, at the intersection of Hartman Lane, will be reduced to one lane in each direction. These restrictions will be in place while the contractor paves portions of Cortaro Farms Road that were disturbed during the installation of sewer pipe across the Cortaro Farms Road intersection at Hartman Lane.

  • Access to Hartman Lane from Cortaro Farms Road will not be permitted

Beginning Monday, May 13, access to the subdivisions located at the northwest corner of Hartman Lane/Cortaro Farms Road will be from Carriage Drive or Cerius Stavenue only.  Access from southbound Hartman Lane will not be permitted. (SEE MAP) This closure will be in place 24-hours per day.

  • Cortaro Crossing Drive will be closed at Hartman Lane

  • Local traffic only will be permitted south on Hartman Lane between Overton Road and Cortaro Crossing Drive. There is no access to Cortaro Farms Road from Hartman Lane north of Carriage Drive

  • North and southbound travel on Hartman Lane between Cortaro Farms Road and Carriage Drive will be permitted

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UPDATE: Coachline Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Coachline Boulevard Reconstruction Project – Twin Peaks Road south to Silverbell Road and from Twin Peaks Road north to Silverbell Road 

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

On Monday, May 6, the contractor will re-open Coachline Boulevard to two-way travel from Silverbell to Armor Crest roads and will also begin the reconstruction of Coachline Boulevard from Armor Crest Road south to Twin Peaks Road. (See map) 

Due to the existing roadway width, this phase of work will require restricting traffic in a one-way (southbound) only configuration between Armor Crest and Twin Peaks roads. Northbound travel along this portion of Coachline Boulevard will be not be permitted. Work is expected to be completed in early June 2019. 

Construction-related issues to be aware of: 

  • Northbound turn movements and through traffic at the Twin Peaks and Coachline Boulevard intersection will not be permitted 

  • Access to side streets will be permitted from southbound Coachline Boulevard 

  • Left turns only (southbound) will be permitted for motorists exiting side streets at Coachline Boulevard 

  • There may be temporary side street restrictions while work crews pass in front of them 

  • Bicycle traffic will not be permitted through the work area. 

  • 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 

  • North and southbound travel will be permitted from Silverbell Road to Armor Crest Road (see map – Phase 1)

Work during phase 2 will include: 

  • Milling and removing the existing asphalt 

  • New asphalt paving and striping 

  • Side street paving at “tie-in” with Coachline intersection 

Residents and the traveling public should watch for heavy equipment in and near the construction area. For the safety of you and the workers, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and detour signs. 

Scheduled dates are weather dependent 

Updates will be provided periodically. For additional project information, call Tom Houle, Town of Marana Project Manager at 520-382-2684 or Kathy at 520-885-9009. 

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

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This is one of 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 work to install a 15-inch sewer interceptor line along Hartman Lane, between Linda Vista Boulevard and Cortaro Farms Road. The contractor will begin work south of the intersection at Cortaro Farms Road and work northward toward Linda Vista Boulevard. The sewer installation along Hartman Lane is expected to take approximately 5 months to complete.

The contractor has completed installation of the 15-inch sewer interceptor line across the intersection of Cortaro Farms Road and Hartman Lane. Pipe installation will continue north along Hartman Lane. During this phase of the operation, sections of Hartman Lane will be completely closed to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists in the area where the contractor is working. 

On Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, May 10, Hartman Lane from Cortaro Farms Road to W. Cortaro Crossing Drive will be closed. Work hours will be during the day.

  • Southbound turn movements from W. Cortaro Crossing Drive will not be permitted

  •  Access to Hartman Lane from Cortaro Farms Road will not be permitted

  • Local traffic only will be permitted on Hartman Lane south of Overton Road 

Residents and the traveling public should watch for message boards 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.

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: Ina Road corridor celebrates re-opening

Most of the work on the Ina Road Interchange Project has been completed.

Most of the work on the Ina Road Interchange Project has been completed.

Every month Marana Town Manager Jamsheed Mehta provides a Manager’s Message to the Marana News. This month the topic is the Ina Road corridor.

This weekend, the Town of Marana will welcome the community to the improved Ina Road corridor at the “Ina Road Celebration Weekend” on May 4 and 5. The public will be treated to a kick-off ceremony May 4 at 9 a.m. with Town council and guests from Arizona Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority and Marana Chamber of Commerce, and will be held at the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot near the Ina and Thornydale intersection. 

Ina Road Celebration Weekend begins Saturday, May 4.

Ina Road Celebration Weekend begins Saturday, May 4.

Businesses will then celebrate with a weekend-long block party, where everyone is encouraged to shop local and support their neighborhood businesses along the Ina Road corridor. I greatly encourage members of the public to join in the celebration as we look on with pride at what this region has accomplished together. 

ADOT’s Ina Road Interchange project involved rerouting local street access away from the interstate in order to reconstruct an entirely new interchange that stretches over both the interstate and the Union Pacific railroad tracks. This eliminated at-grade crossings and widened both Interstate-10 and Ina Road, effectively making the area safer and more accommodating for continued growth. 

The Town’s Ina Road Beautification project was done in conjunction with the Ina Road Interchange project in an effort to improve portions of Ina Road. The repaving project includes landscaping along both sides of the road and in the center median, and adding street lights and traffic signal improvements. Now, when people drive down this corridor, their first impression of our community and businesses will be a positive one. 

Projects such as these are tedious for everyone during times of construction, but the payoff is clear once the dust has settled. Improved infrastructure serves as the literal foundation for a healthy community.  

Marana has experienced a surge in growth in recent years, projecting consistently as one of the fastest growing communities in southern Arizona. In 2018, over 800 new single-family resident homes were built in our community. By our calculations, this means approximately 2,300 new people moved to Marana, bringing our overall population to exceed 47,000 people. 

Marana is a much larger town than it was a decade ago, and large projects like the Ina Road Interchange and Ina Road Beautification Project serve to help support the community we will become in the future. Now, as we end this 2-year construction period, our focus is on revitalizing our affected business community. 

The “Ina Road Celebration Weekend” kicks this effort off with a bang, and I look forward to joining the businesses as they welcome the community back to the corridor. 

Jamsheed Mehta is the Marana Town Manager.

Paving complete on Ina Road

Paving is complete on Ina Road.

Paving is complete on Ina Road.

The paving portion of the Ina Beautification Project has been completed. The final mainline pave was the final step of the project that included a complete milling and repaving of the Ina Road and several side streets in the area.

Traffic control markers will remain in place through next week, though all lane restrictions and road closures have ceased.

Town of Marana crews will stripe and paint the roadways next week, but there will be no road closures or expected delays. Next month new light poles will be installed, but traffic restrictions are expected to be minimal. 

The Ina Beautification Project was a comprehensive beautification/improvement project is designed to make the area even more appealing for customers now that the Ina Interchange is accessible again.

Town of Marana did a complete mill and fill of the asphalt on both Ina Road and Aerie Road. All Town streets north of Ina Road, except Camino de Oeste, will have a surface treatment added.

Landscaping was added to bring additional color and plant life along the corridor. New street lights, sidewalks, and accessibility ramps will improve safety and visibility.

Cortaro Road, eastbound Interstate 10 frontage road to close for paving April 26-27

Cortaro Road at Interstate 10 and the eastbound I-10 frontage road between Cortaro and Gillette roads are scheduled to close starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, for paving.

The following restrictions will be in place from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, April 27:

  • Cortaro Road will close to all traffic at I-10. Vehicles will not be able to travel from the east side of I-10 to the west side, or from the west side to the east side. 

  • The ramps between westbound I-10 and Cortaro Road will remain open, but vehicles will not have access to Cortaro Road west of I-10. 

  • The exit ramp from eastbound I-10 to Cortaro Road will remain open, but all vehicles must turn right onto Cortaro Road. 

  • The entrance ramp from Cortaro Road to eastbound I-10 will be closed. 

  • During these hours, motorists needing to cross I-10 should use Twin Peaks or Ina roads.

The following restrictions will be in place from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27:

  • The eastbound I-10 frontage road will be closed between Cortaro and Gillette roads. 

  • Motorists who need access to businesses along the frontage road should take Arizona Pavilions to Gillette Road or Hartman Lane and wait for a flagger and pilot car to direct them through the work zone.  

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

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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.

Tangerine Corridor Project wins multiple awards

The Tangerine Road Corridor Project has been selected 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. 

Tangerine Corridor Project won several awards.

Tangerine Corridor Project won several awards.

The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management, administration and implementation of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who working together to complete public works projects.

Projects eligible in the Transportation category include roads, bridges, mass transit that serve any or all modes of travel, including bicycles and foot traffic.

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.

To be eligible for the national award, the project first had to be honored at the state level. The Southern Arizona Branch of the American Public Works Association also named it Project of the Year, Transportation, $25M-$75M category.

The Deer Sculptures on Tangerine Road.

The Deer Sculptures on Tangerine Road.

Those were not the only awards for the project. The project also won a 2019 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award from the International Partnering Institute. The Partnered Project of the Year Award recognizes teams who distinguish themselves by implementing IPI’s best practices and by fostering high-trust and collaborative relationships on their projects. Those involved in the project “demonstrated a commitment to the partnering process, achieved excellent results and delivered an outstanding project.”

The award level for the Tangerine Road, Dove Mountain Blvd./Twin Peaks Road to La Canada Drive Project will be revealed at the IPI Awards Ceremony luncheon on Friday, May 17.

“All of these awards are true honors,” said Houle. “This one means a lot because we were judged by international competition.”

The project also received the 2018 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award.

The award, established in 2005, recognizes partnership teams who “demonstrate a high degree of achievement through the practice of partnering principles” as well as “display the application of the partnering processes related to the transportation industry.”

According to Perry Powell, the Chair of the AZ Transportation Partnering Excellence Award Committee, the project impressed the judges because the “partnering approach gave great evidence for how important it was to the success of your project.”

Traffic Alert: Coachline Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Coachline Boulevard Reconstruction Project – Twin Peaks Road south to Silverbell Road and from Twin Peaks Road north to Silverbell Road

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

-On Friday, April 19th, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of Colony Park Drive, from Coachline Blvd. to Weather Hill Drive.  During this work, Colony Park Drive will be open to local traffic only and construction will last approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting

-On Friday, April 19th, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of Coachline Blvd., from the Pump Station (north of Oak Stream Road and El Rio Neighborhood) to the low-water crossing on Coachline Blvd. north of Twin Peaks Road, between Idle Wild Drive and Armor Crest Road.  (See map – Phase 1)

Once this northern portion of Coachline is complete, the contractor will begin the reconstruction of Coachline Blvd., from the low-water crossing on Coachline Boulevard, between Idle Wild Drive and Armor Crest Road, to Twin Peaks Road.  (See map – Phase 2). 

Due to the existing roadway width, these phases of work will require restricting traffic in a one-way (southbound) only configuration.  Northbound Coachline Blvd. will be completely closed.  Work on both phases of Coachline Blvd. is expected to be completed in early June. 

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Scheduled dates are weather dependent.

Work during these phases will include:

  • Milling and removing the old asphalt

  • Cement treatment of the subgrade soils

  • New asphalt paving and striping

  • Americans with Disabilities (ADA) ramp removal and replacement on streets and sidewalks.

Construction-related issues to be aware of:

  • Heavy equipment and large trucks during the milling and paving

  • Temporary driveway access restrictions while crews are in front of homes and/or businesses.

  • Travel lane restrictions and short-term sidewalk closures while ramps and crossing signals are upgraded.

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

  • Bicycle traffic will not be permitted through the work area.

Pedestrians will be permitted along Coachline Blvd., but be aware of equipment and workers in the construction area.

Residents and the traveling public should watch for heavy equipment in and near the construction area. For the safety of you and the workers, please comply with traffic control devices, flagging personnel, and detour signs.

Updates will be provided periodically.  For additional project information, call Tom Houle, Town of Marana Project Manager at 520-382-2684 or Kathy at 520-885-9009.             

Interstate 10/Ina Road ramps open to traffic

Lane restrictions set to continue for several weeks

Ina Road exits are now open.

Ina Road exits are now open.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened all four ramps between Interstate 10 and Ina Road in Marana. The opening marks a significant milestone for the interchange reconstruction project that began in 2017.

Although the ramps are open, crews must complete final elements of the project. Lane restrictions are scheduled to continue for the next several weeks.

Ina Road is open with a single lane in each direction between Silverbell Road and Camino de las Capas.

The westbound frontage road between Orange Grove and Cortaro roads will remain closed for the time being.

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 set for Interstate 10 near Ina Road April 15

Motorists who use Interstate 10 near Ina Road should expect the following lane closures starting at 8 p.m. Monday, April 15:

  • Expect intermittent lane closures on both eastbound and westbound I-10 between Twin Peaks and Sunset roads for sign work.

  • Eastbound I-10 will be reduced to a single lane between Cortaro and Ina roads. 

  • Flaggers will control traffic on Ina Road near I-10. 

Work is scheduled to be complete by 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 16.

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.

Expect single lane closures on I-10 between Orange Grove and Cortaro on the night of April 15.

Expect single lane closures on I-10 between Orange Grove and Cortaro on the night of April 15.

Second Marana Macro Machines a hit + photo gallery

On Friday, April 12, the Town of Marana held their second Marana Macro Machines event. The event allowed people to get up close and personal with the machines that help Marana Town Staff and their community partners do their jobs to make Marana a great.

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This event featured departments and divisions from the Town including Streets, Traffic, Facilities, Fleet, Pavement Preservation, Engineering, Police, Water, Animal Services, and Parks and Recreation. Additionally Northwest Fire, the National Weather Service, the Air National Guard, and several contractors were also on hand.

“This is a great way for our employees to interact with the public and show them what they do,” said Marana Public Works Deputy Director Fausto Burrell.

“The kids really love seeing all of the equipment we use to keep the parks looking great, and their parents love seeing all of the tools we use every day,” said Marana Parks Superintendent David Herman. “I’ve had a lot of questions from some dads about the battery powered chainsaw that we use.”

Marana Macro Machines was held at Marana Heritage River Park and was attended by students from area schools as part of a field trip opportunity, as well as a number of residents.