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Safety Pilot Program to begin at Sentinel Peak

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 09:12:08-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A pilot program that would expand pedestrian and bicycle access on "A" Mountain is set to begin November 11th.

The Mayor and Tucson City Council approved the six-month Sentinel Peak Park Road Safety Pilot Program back in September. According to the program, Monday will become vehicle-free days. No cars and trucks will be allowed and the vehicular gate will remain closed. On Tuesdays through Sundays, the vehicular gate will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The park hours will be sunrise to 8 p.m..

While Monday will be vehicle-free days, there will be limited traffic due to routine park maintenance and construction work. The project is of the trailhead ramada which is scheduled to be complete the first week of December.

City Officials say they will monitor the pilot program through its completion. The Mayor and Council are expected to have a report and recommendations sometime next spring.

For more information on the project, click here.