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Our Opinion: Fast and painless, I-10 nearly done

A crew installs a retaining wall on the west side of the interstate. The fill dirt came from other parts of the Interstate 10 construction job, and all of the old road was broken up and used as fill.

A crew installs a retaining wall on the west side of the interstate. The fill dirt came from other parts of the Interstate 10 construction job, and all of the old road was broken up and used as fill.

The predicted construction nightmare on Interstate 10 never materialized, and for that we tip our hats to the Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors.

The mammoth, $200 million widening project now is expected to be completed by December – way ahead of the expected April 2010 finish.

It’s been under way since June 2007. And, yes, we’ve all experienced some detours and a few instances of slowed traffic.

But considering the scale of the work – widening the highway from six to eight lanes between Prince Road and 29th Street; erecting seven bridges and underpasses; and adding new exit and access ramps – drivers have suffered very little inconvenience.

The project managers have proven to be far better prepared and more efficient than locals expected. We commend them – and we thank them.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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