4/14/2014 CAC Meeting Agenda

4/4/2014 TRAFFIC ALERT - St. Mary’s Road/6th Street I-10 to Church Avenue Roadway Improvements

11/18/2013 Approved Meeting Minutes

Davis Street Closure Map

American Architectural Association Website

Downtown Links Corridor Map

2012 Downtown Links - Design Traffic Analysis - Final

8th Street Drainage Project Photos

6th Avenue Two Way Conversion Map

8th Street Drainage Fact Sheet

St. Mary's Segment Graphic 11/10/10

Draft Downtown Links Urban Overlay District Report - 1st Draft June 16, 2010


Project Description:

Downtown Links is an improvement project that will provide multi-modal 'links' -- via foot, vehicle, transit, and bike -- between Barraza-Aviation Parkway and Interstate 10, Broadway Boulevard and the 4th Avenue shopping district, and Downtown and the neighborhoods to its north. The project will be a modest, four-lane roadway north of the Union Pacific railroad tracks that will connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway to 22nd Street and I-10, offering an alternate access to Downtown, plus new and safer underpasses, railroad crossings, and sidewalks. The three major benefits of the 3.d alignment include:

  1. Railroad-related improvements including the elimination of the hazardous at-grade crossing at Sixth Street and Ninth Avenue plus the creation of a Downtown no-whistle zone.
  2. New roadway drainage system & major reconstruction of the Tucson Arroyo removing parts of Downtown from the 100-year flood plain.
  3. More connections via different modes of transportation:  construction of a new bike-pedestrian deck at Ninth Avenue; connections to existing bike-pedestrian paths such as the Barraza-Aviation Multi-Use Path; connection to future multi-use paths like the El Paso Greenway project.

Ultimately, the Downtown Links project will result in creating a comprehensive plan for the Downtown corridor that will guide land use and urban design, and hopefully, encourage private capital improvements in the future.

DRAFT Proposed Phasing Plan

Three Phases of the Project 8th Street Drainage St. Mary's Section 6th Street Underpass Links Avenue from 6th to Broadway DRAFT Proposed Phasing Plan

On July 8, 2008, the Mayor and Council voted 6-0 to approve the Curved 6th Street Alignment 3.d. that had been endorsed by the Downtown Links Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) on June 23. The next project phase will be design and will be expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete. The Downtown Links CAC, neighborhoods and other stakeholders will participate in an extensive public process to identify and prioritize design and roadway elements such as bike lanes, the deck at Ninth Avenue, the 7th Street crossing, public art, pedestrian access, median width, landscaping, water harvesting and green spaces.

The Downtown Links project is part of the long-range Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan that was approved by Tucson-area voters in May 2006. All of the projects contained in the Plan will be funded by a half-cent transportation sales tax that went into effect on July 1, 2006. Downtown Links has $76M of RTA funding allocated for construction.

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