Oracle Road’s medians getting a scrub

Medians on Oracle Road are targeted for a thorough cleanup the week of May 22.

Crews working on behalf of the Town of Oro Valley began semi-annual maintenance of Oracle’s medians on Monday, May 22. The work continues through Friday, May 26, a town release said. Median maintenance includes tree trimming, weed control, dead plant and trash removal, and raking.

The “moving operation,” which requires some lane closures, began at Ina Road, and is proceeding through Oro Valley’s entire south-north length, ending just north of Big Wash Overlook Place.

Various sections of the northbound left lane starting at Ina are closed each day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Construction signs, arrows, message board and traffic control will be in place during work hours,” the release said. “Drivers are asked to pay attention and use caution while driving in the work zone.”

Outside construction hours, all northbound lanes of Oracle are going to be open.

Oracle Road, State Road 77, is managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Since 2010, the town of Oro Valley has had an intergovernmental agreement with ADOT for median landscape maintenance on Oracle within town limits.

“The town of Oro Valley appreciates your patience and attention to safety as staff works to beautify Oracle Road,” the release said.

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