Metro Week

Tucson Area Road Work Ahead

Season 4, Episode 18 of 25

I-11 plans: The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying the possibility of building a new interstate, called I-11, from Nogales to Wickenburg. We get an update from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s study manager, Jay Van Echo. I-11 opposition: Avra Valley residents are opposed to the proposed route under study for the I-11 project. We ask Robin Clark to explain her opposition. RTA update: The Regional Transportation Authority is a 20-year plan to add lanes and build new roads in the metro area, paid for with a half-cent sales tax in Pima County. The RTA board is discussing the future of the program, and perhaps whether to ask voters to extend it beyond its initial 20-year lifespan. We’ll find out at the meeting Wednesday, then we’ll film a field interview with RTA Board Chairman Tom Murphy, who is also Sahuarita’s mayor. Driving with a phone: Pima County, Tucson, Oro Valley, the state, all have different rules about how much a driver can use their phone. Murphy Woodhouse, the transportation reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, will break down the various rules.

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