Grant Road project and other Tucson road improvements

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A task force met to discuss several more steps to the Grant Road widening project.

Volunteers representing neighborhoods and businesses discussed udpates to planning the widening project between Oracle and Swan. Tonight members discussed plans to use public art along the improved road. "The artist will still work with the community to develop a piece of art and they get all the free reign to do what artists do and that's create something unique."

Members also gave their input on a recent noise study and landscaping.

The meeting was held at the Tucson Association of Realtors, and it was one of many regular meetings in which the task force discusses project plans.

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A massive $6M repaving project that will impact roads and streets across Tucson kicked off Tuesday.

Work started near Campbell and Benson, but it is just one of ten projects around town, both large and small, that will be done in the next five months.

The roads will be repaved with rubberized asphalt. The money is coming from last year's stimulus package from the federal government. It makes people in the area happy.

"I am very happy that they're being fixed. It helps on wear and teer on your car and alot of things," says Tucson Resident Pam Stalnaker.

The projects range from a few blocks of paving downtown to much longer stretches, including Golf Links and 22nd Street between Alvernon and Swan.