Tangerine Road I-10 to La Canada

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Tangerine Road Corridor, I-10 to La Canada Drive

The Tangerine Road Corridor Project extends approximately 10 miles from Interstate 10 to La Canada Drive and is part of the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan. This project will improve safety, access and circulation in the region.

The Town of Marana, Pima County, and the Town of Oro Valley each share a portion of this critical transportation corridor and will be working together to design and construct the corridor improvements. The Town of Marana will act as the lead agency during this process.

Some of the major features include:

  • Widening the roadway to 4 lanes with landscaped medians to accommodate future traffic demands
  • Eliminating existing dip crossings and upgrade culverts to provide 100-year flood access
  • Providing facilities for pedestrian and bicycle traffic
  • Installing additional turn lanes and signalization at key intersections
  • Reaching out to the public, businesses, and stakeholders for input

Benefits – safety & connectivity:

  • Connects with recently completed widening of Tangerine Road east of La Cañada
  • Provides safety improvements over existing 2 and 3 lane rural-type road improvements
  • Improves safety and access by eliminating dip crossings which cause road closures during heavy rainfall and dangerous sight distance problems
  • Improves safety by providing roadway shoulders for bicycle travel
  • Connects two state highway facilities, Interstate 10 and Oracle Road (State Route 77)
  • Provides arterial travel capacity in an area with heavy truck traffic
  • Via the new Twin Peaks/Camino de Manana Corridor, provides additional and more direct access to Interstate 10 travel
  • Improves mobility and access for circulator buses
  • Sidewalks improve pedestrian safety and ADA-accessibility to transit stops

This is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority. The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The Regional Transportation Authority has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. This project will be managed by The Town of Marana, The Town of Oro Valley, Pima County and the RTA.

New Bid Posting: Tangerine Road
Corridor Project - Phase I

The Design Concept Report is complete and the final design of Tangerine Road, from Dove Mountain Blvd/Twin Peaks Road to La Canada Drive is underway and is anticipated to be complete in June 2015. The Town of Marana has chosen to utilize the Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) approach to construction which combines the efforts of the design engineering team, the owner and the contractor to work together to complete the improvements. This results in the roadway construction occurring earlier in the process than the more traditional design-bid-build approach, with contractor input on constructability. The Town of Marana has had extreme success utilizing the CMAR delivery method in the past on such projects as Twin Peaks Road, Linda Vista to Tangerine Road; Silverbell Road, Cortaro Road to Ina Road and Thornydale Road, CDO River to Orange Grove Road.

Click on the link to review the advertisement for the Construction Management at Risk issued recently by the Town of Marana.

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  • Tangerine Road Project c/o 110 S. Church Ave., Suite 3350
  • Tucson, AZ 85701
  • (520) 885-9009 Phone
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