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   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5FJIh2Hpog&feature=BFa&list=UU2-H8TgM1ODhDxjRto0L8cg

 

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.