The start of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery - will take place with a groundbreaking event at 9 a.m., on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the southeast corner of Tucson Boulevard and Corona Road, just outside the entrance of the Tucson International Airport.

The initial project of the Road Recovery Program will resurface Tucson Boulevard between Valencia Road and Corona Road. In November 2012, city voters approved the sale of General Obligation Bonds to improve City streets. The Road Recovery Program will allow the City to invest $20 million a year, for the next five years to restore, repair and resurface  more than 200 miles of roadways.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Council Members, City staff and representatives from the Bond Oversight Commission will be available to discuss the details of the Road Recovery Program following the groundbreaking ceremony. Parking for the event is available at the Doubletree Hotel parking lot, just north of the event site at 7051 N. Tucson Blvd

All proceeds from the bonds will be used to restore and resurface City streets. Eighty-five percent of the money will be used to improve arterial and collector streets and the remaining 15 percent will be spent to improve neighborhood streets.  A Bond Oversight Commission composed of citizen volunteers is working to ensure that all bond funds are expended solely for the purpose of repairing city streets. 

More information on the Road Recovery Program can be found at www.tucsonaz.gov/streetbonds or by calling (520) 837-4056. Follow @TucsonRoadRecovery on twitter.