The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Grant Road and Oracle Road Intersection Improvement Project.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the southeast corner of Grant Road and Oracle Road, just south of the Circle K. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers include District 5 County Supervisor Richard Elias, Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich, RTA Board Chair Steve Christy, Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda, TDOT Director Daryl Cole, TDOT Project Manager Tom Weideman, Grant Road Improvement Plan Task Force member Robert Tait and local business owner Laura Olguin.

The $7.5 million RTA-funded project widened Grant Road to six lanes from 15th Avenue to Castro Avenue. The project included new indirect left turns, eight-foot-wide sidewalks, concrete curbing, new bus pullouts, new bus shelters, upgraded traffic signals, improved storm drains and catch basins, new asphalt paving, water main replacements and modifications, decorative concrete and new lighting.