Construction projects on The Loop may interfere with use of the bicycle/pedestrian pathsby Pima County News on Oct. 19, 2012, under Parks & Recreation, Pima County, Regional Flood Control District, Southern Arizona, The Loop, Tucson
1) The path along the Santa Cruz River at Ina Road south to the Interstate 10 frontage road will be closed for all uses beginning Monday, Oct. 22, for pathway widening to 16 feet. This closure is expected to continue through the end of January 2013. Weekend usage will be permitted throughout the construction.
2) Construction of drainage improvements on the north bank of the Rillito River, just west of Swan Road through the Fletcha Caida Wash, will continue until the end of October. The path was widened to 16 feet this week, but there will be intermittent closures of the paved path. Path users can still travel through the area by following the designated detour on the compacted dirt path. Cyclists should be prepared to dismount and walk their bikes if they are not comfortable riding on an unpaved surface.
3) Construction of improvements and widening of The Loop on the north bank of the Rillito River beneath the Oracle Road bridge will continue until the end of October. One travel lane of The Loop path will remain open in the construction area until concrete is poured later during the last week of October or first week of November, which will intermittently close The Loop completely.
The Loop is 55 miles of car-free paths being developed around metropolitan Tucson, with links to Marana and Oro Valley, for Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates and horses.
The Loop connects the Rillito River Park, the Santa Cruz River Park, the Julian Wash Greenway, the Harrison Greenway and the Pantano River Park. The Loop connects to parks, trails, bus and bike routes, workplaces, schools, libraries, restaurants, hotels and motels, shopping areas, and sports and entertainment venues.
For more information and the latest maps and news about The Loop, go to www.pima.gov/TheLoop.
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