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The Liberty Bicycle Boulevard is creating a safer commute for all

Nearly five miles of improvements between 44th St and Los Reales.
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Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 11:55:44-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — If you've driven around Tucson's southside this week, you may have noticed improvements underway as part of the Tucson Delivers Better Streets program.

As part of a $900,000 project, the city is creating a safer commute for students from 44th Street to Los Reales.
Improvements include new sidewalks, access ramps, HAWK crossings, speed humps and much more.

One local school Principal whose students don't have bus access, says her kids will benefit from the changes.

"They tend to come to school on their own with neighbors and siblings, it means everything for the city to care about our students safety in that way," said Liberty Elementary Principal Claudia Gaxiola.

The project is expected to be completed by the middle of summer, before school is back in session.