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Community asked to weigh in on Sierra Vista improvement project

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 08:23:51-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — There will be two opportunities for the community to weigh in on the Fry Boulevard improvement project design in Sierra Vista.

The public will weigh in on two roadway design concepts that have been developed based on the input gathered in November, 2019 when 100 people attended two public open houses introducing the project.

The City says the proposals set the stage for the redesign of West Fry Boulevard between North Garden Avenue and Seventh Street, and of North Garden Avenue from Fry Boulevard to Buffalo Soldier Trail, using the “Complete Streets” approach. The designs accommodate bicycles and pedestrians, in addition to automobiles, and provide public-friendly amenities to enhance the business district.

Both meetings will be held at the Sierra Suites Hotel, 391 E. Fry Blvd., on Wednesday, March 4. The first meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees can drop in at anytime during the open houses.

Representatives of the City and planning team will be on hand at the March 4 open houses to share information about the improvement project, receive input, and answer questions.

After input is gathered at the open houses, the design concepts will move forward for the City Council’s consideration. Construction is planned to begin in early 2021, with the first phase affecting Fry Boulevard between North Garden Avenue and South Carmichael Avenue.