Tucson is providing an additional $ 14 million to repair residential streets
TUCSON, Arizona (KGUN) – As a 200-year-old city, Tucson’s streets show signs of wear and tear.
“There are some areas in our city, especially neighborhoods that are historic neighborhoods and have historic streets,” said Regina Romero, Tucson Mayoress.
Romero sees the greatest need for road repairs in the neighborhoods. These areas will be the target of a $ 14 million fund recently approved by the city council.
“76% of our residential streets are in a bad state. The need is absolutely there. We have to start the process as soon as possible,” said Romero.
Romero said residential road repairs will take place over the next 12 to 18 months. The fund comes in the form of a bond to the city of Tucson, which the Tucsonans passed in the polls a few years ago.
“I walked around the city of Tucson in our neighborhood. It’s not in a specific area. It’s not in a specific district. It’s all of the city of Tucson,” said Romero.
The Ministry of Transport and Mobility of the City of Tucson has already started planning the construction work, according to Romero.
“I know it can be impractical, but it’s worth it when the investment is made,” said Romero.
The $ 14 million residential road repair project is on top of the $ 12 million the city of Tucson allocated to repair roads back in 2021. Romero said the city’s efforts are only the tip of the iceberg.
“This is not the end. This is on top of what we are already doing in a calendar and fiscal year. We will continue to seek additional investments in our roads,” said Romero.
To report poor road conditions in your neighborhood, call (520) 791-3154 or download the City of Tucon app for Android or iPhone.