Median Island and Roadside Maintenance Project Update

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and The Groundskeeper are nearly 30 days into a four-month citywide clean-up of median islands and roadsides in an intense effort to remove weeds, debris and dead plants along arterial roadways with higher traffic volumes.

Tucson Cleans up Medians


To date, crews have cleared weeds, debris and dead plant material from nearly 20 centerline miles of arterial roadways.

Completed cleanup areas are:

Broadway - Camino Seco to Country Club Road
Miracle Mile - Oracle Road to Interstate 10
Golf Links Road - Wilmot Road to Swan Road
Speedway Boulevard - Campbell Avenue to Interstate 10
Silverbell Road - Grant Road to St. Mary’s Road

In the next 30 days, crews will concentrate their cleanup efforts of median islands and roadsides on:

Speedway Boulevard - Wilmot to Camino Seco
Mission Road - 22nd Street to Ajo Way
Campbell Avenue - Grant Road to 22nd Street
Golf Links Road - Wilmot Road to Houghton Road.
Golf Links Road - Swan Road to Ajo Way
Oracle Road - Drachman Street to Genematas Drive
Kino Parkway - 22nd Street to Benson Highway
22nd Street - Camino Seco to Kino Parkway

Upon completion of this four-month project, TDOT will continue to use contracted services and in-house staff to maintain median islands and roadsides on a monthly basis with weed removal and pre-emergent spraying throughout Fiscal Year 2013.