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The stretch of West Ina Road between Silverbell Road and Star Commerce Way that includes a bridge across the Santa Cruz River will look quite different in a few years after the town of Marana and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) turn the two-lane road into a four-lane improved roadway.
Twenty-five residents and business owners along the Tangerine Road Corridor stretching from I-10 in Marana to La Cañada Drive in Oro Valley took a first-hand look at proposed access points to the roadway during a public meeting last Thursday in Oro Valley Town Council Chambers.
While the issue of taxes was not on the Oro Valley Town Council’s regular agenda last week, several residents used the public comment portion of the meeting to express how they feel about proposed tax increases for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
When it is opened to traffic this Friday, Nov. 19, the combined Twin Peaks Interchange and Twin Peaks Road transportation corridor is going to change the way people travel, and live.
When they went out to align stakes for the new Twin Peaks Road, crews working for the Town of Marana found a drop site for illegal aliens just south of Dove Mountain Boulevard.
Voters in the Amphitheater School District voted to keep incumbent president Jeff Grant on the board, and brought on new board member Susan Zibrat during the Nov. 2 election.
Photo courtesy Town of Marana, Scott Leska, engineering division manager for capital improvement projects for the Town of Marana, provided this aerial view of I-10 and the new Twin Peaks Interchange looking north toward Picacho Peak. Continental Ranch would be left of this image. The new Twin Peaks Road extends from the interchange to Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Boulevard. It’s due to open to traffic Nov. 19.
New school board members have been chosen in the Amphitheater and Marana unified school districts.
Three candidates are running for two seats on the Amphitheater Unified School District governing board on the Tuesday, Nov. 2 ballot. All candidates were asked: "How do you approach continuing to offer quality education with a decreasing budget?" Their answers are presented in alphabetical order.
Candidates for the Amphitheater Unified School District's school board met for a debate last week presented by the League of Women Voters.
On Wednesday night, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate for the two open seats on the Amphitheater Unified School District Governing Board at the Nanini Library.
Peace event, unity rally go 'til Friday
Amphitheater School District candidates Jeff Grant, Scott Leska and Susan Zibrat have been invited to participate in a candidates forum this Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Competitive races are set in the Amphitheater and Marana school district board elections this fall.
Four people have filed candidacies for two open seats in the Marana and Amphitheater school districts.
Three major projects in and around Marana are well under way.
Eric Beidel, EBeidel@ExplorerNews.com