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Tucson-area streets with multiple names

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Posted at 5:53 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 09:58:32-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A viewer called Thursday and suggested a theme for me: Streets with multiple names.

Two come to mind immediately: St. Marys Road and Oracle Road.

St Marys Road changes names to 6th Street just east of I-10. As you travel further east, 6th jogs south at Country Club and changes names again to 5th Street.

Near St. Marys, another street with three names runs north and south through the city: Oracle Road.
Oracle changes names south of Speedway, to Main Avenue. Further south, Main changes names to Granada Avenue as you progress south of Congress Street.

The history of Oracle Road is highlighted in a segment of Pat Parris' Absolutely Arizona. The road has had many incarnations and has seen many changes over the last eight decades.

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