The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved the distribution of $12 million in bonds -- part of the remaining voter-approved 1997 HURF Revenue Bond plan -- for roadway capacity increase projects on three Tucson roadways.
At its December meeting, the board approved the sale of the Street and Highway Revenue Bonds, which will be used along with Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) funding for several capacity increases and safety intersection projects throughout Tucson.
The project will include capacity increases on Broadway Boulevard, between Euclid to Campbell avenues; Houghton Road from Interstate 10 to Golf Links Road; and Kolb Road between Sabino Canyon Road and Sunrise Drive.
According to the county, the Houghton Road widening portion of the project is part of the voter-approved RTA plan and the Kolb Road portion of the project is a county-lead capacity expansion to be funded through the HURF Revenue Bond as well as federal funding.
Also according to the county, the bonds will be paid off using Transportation Revenue Funds over the next 15 years.
The county says additional plans and land acquisitions for the projects will take place in 2018 with construction slated for 2019.