Summerhaven’s central thoroughfare to get safety upgrades for pedestrians, driversby Pima County News on Nov. 07, 2012, under Community Development & Neighborhood Conservation, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Transportation, Tucson, Uncategorized
Pima County aims to break ground by next summer on a sidewalk improvement along the main thoroughfare through the village of Summerhaven on MountLemmon.
The 930-foot long, 5-foot wide sidewalk will improve safety for pedestrians and drivers alongNorth Sabino Canyon Parkway, since there currently are no pedestrian facilities on either side of the road.
Pedestrians now must walk along a dirt shoulder that’s frequently occupied by parked vehicles, which can be a safety concern during times of busy traffic.
“Anything we can do to move traffic along will be a great asset to the community, since it gets very crowded in Summerhaven in the summer months when we’re all seeking refuge from the 110s,” said Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who represents the area.
The project, which was requested by Summerhaven residents and business owners, is expected to cost $126,000, covered primarily through Regional Transportation Authority funding, with some supplementary funding fromPimaCounty.