Beginning on Thursday, July 14, 2011, bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured along a portion of the east bank of the Santa Cruz River Linear Park path due to construction of the Cushing Street Bridge. The detour will extend from just north of Granada Avenue south to Simpson Street. The detour will include fencing and directional signage to help users safely navigate the area. This detour will be in effect for about 12 months. The west bank of the Santa Cruz River Linear Park path will encounter periodic closures throughout the construction phase. When closed, this area will also include directional signage in order to help users navigate around construction.
When complete, the 320-foot long Cushing Street Bridge will include one travel lane in each direction, modern streetcar tracks in each travel lane, two bicycle lanes, shaded pedestrian walkways and public art. This innovative project is a vital link in the 3.9-mile modern streetcar project that will connect riders from the University of Arizona, through downtown to the west side of I-10, Tucson’s historic birthplace and focus of redevelopment activity.
For more information about construction related to the modern streetcar
project, go to www.tucsonmodernstreetcar.com or (520) 624-5656.