Summerhaven to have a sidewalk by next summer | Business
Pedestrians will be safer in Summerhaven in 2013, with a new pedestrian walk way.
Pima County is hoping to break ground on the new 930 foot long, 5 foot wide sidewalk project, along North Sabino Canyon Parkway. Residents and city officials alike are hoping this new walkway will provide much needed safety not only for pedestrians, but drivers alike.
The idea for the path came from necessity, due to the fact there are no pedestrian walkways on either side of the road. Many summer visitors walk on the dirt shoulder, which is often occupied by parked cars, posing a danger to both the walkers and the drivers.
“Anything we can do to move traffic along will be a great asset to the community, since it gets very crowded in Summerhaven in the summer months when we’re all seeking refuge from the 110s,” said Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who represents the area, in a recent news release.
Summerhaven residents and business owners were the first to request the project, which is expected to cost $126,000. Funds for this project will be provided primarily by the Regional Transportation Authority and with supplementary funding from Pima County.