Road repair priorities

The Pima County Department of Transportation has finalized their list of road repairs for the 2021-22 fiscal year, with approximately $17.4 million going to the next portion of pavement repairs in the Green Valley area. 

The Pima County Department of Transportation has finalized its list of road repairs for the 2021-22 fiscal year, with about $83.7 million going to the next portion of the Pavement Repair and Preservation Program that begins July 1.

District 4, which includes Green Valley and parts of Sahuarita, will see about 67 miles of local, arterial and collector road improvements in the next phase, at an estimated cost of more than $17.4 million.

Green Valley subdivisions slated for improvements over the next year include:

Green Valley Desert Meadows 2 including S. San Ray, S. San Ray A, S. San Ray B, S. San Ray C, E. Santa Inez, S. Santa Belia, E. Santa Belia, S. San Carla, E. Santa Anna, S. San Luis

Green Valley Esperanza Estates/Portillo Place including W. Circulo del Sur, W. Calle Excelso, W. Circulo del Norte

Green Valley Acres 2/Green Valley Foothills 2 including W. Paseo Potrerro, W. Paseo del Canto, W. Via de Suenos, W. Quail Dr., W Paseo Bolsa, W. Paseo Santa Isabel

Green Valley Fairways including E Verde Vista to S. Abrego Dr

Pasadera/Madera Foothills Estates/Colonia Real/Canoa Preserve including E. Kings View Ct, E. Corte Pasadera Verde, E. Mountain Top Ct, S. Camino de la Canoa, E. Corte Pasadera Verde, E. Majesty Pl., E. Corte Pasadera Cobrizo

Arterial and collector roads in the Green Valley and Sahuarita area that will see improvements over the next year include:

Arivaca Ranch Road

Arivaca Road

Arivaca Sasabe Road

Camino Holgado

Desert Ridge Drive

Elephant Head Road

Hawk Way

Helmet Peak Road

Mission Road (West Duval Mine Road to 1,888 ft. South of W. Twin Buttes Road)

Mission Twin Buttes Road

Universal Road

The complete road repair list, including arterial, collector and local roads, can be found on the Pima County Transportation Department’s website at

Local roads were selected based on their Pavement Condition Index (PCI) ratings, prioritizing the lowest-rated roads. Highlighted roads in the Department of Transportation’s road list indicate the “trigger” roads, or the lowest PCI roadways in each subdivision.

Arterial and collector roads were selected using the StreetSaver Pavement Management Program, and based on modeling the maximum return on investment, according to a department memo.

The newest slate of road repairs represents the latest installment in Pima County’s 10-year plan to repair and preserve all currently failed and poor roads, which are identified as having a Pavement Condition Index of 60 or less.

By 2030, all roads are expected to be in very good or better condition, with an average PCI of 80.

Mary Glen Hatcher | 520-547-9740

Mary Glen is a North Carolina native who's excited to explore the Tucson area through her reporting with Green Valley News. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media in 2019.