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Month-long paving project starting on 22nd Street

Work on 6th & Toole aves. Downtown

The city's bond-funded street maintenance project will hit 22nd Street this week, as crews begin resurfacing the pavement between Swan and Wilmot roads.

Wednesday, workers will begin utility work, lowering manhole water valve covers in preparation for milling operations set to begin next week. Works hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday.

Next Monday, April 6, workers with Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co. will begin milling the old asphalt from the road, and repaving the street.

"To lessen the impact on the traveling public, the milling and paving work will take place at night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.," said city spokesman Mike Graham.

At least one lane of travel will be kept open in each direction during the work, which is scheduled to last until May 8, Graham said.

Repaving will also take place on 6th and Toole avenues Downtown.

Milling will take place overnight Monday and Tuesday on North 6th Avenue, between Toole and Congress Street. Wednesday and Thursday nights, 6th Avenue will be closed at the underpass to allow crews to repave the street south to Congress.

Tuesday through Thursday, "work crews will micro-surface Toole Avenue from Fourth Avenue to Stone Avenue, and Sixth Avenue from Congress Street to Broadway. This work will require the complete closure of Toole Avenue and Sixth Avenue in the work zone during the work hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.," Graham said.

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The projects are being funded from the city's $100 million road bond fund, passed by voters in 2012. Proposition 409, narrowly passed, authorized the city to sell bonds to fund road maintenance, to be repaid over 20 years.

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