Road Construction Contract for Hughes Access Road project approved by Board of Supervisors.

Tucson:- The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a construction contract for Ashton Co to begin working on the Hughes Access Road Relocation Project.
The 6.6 million project is slated to move the existing road from Nogales Highway to South Alvernon Road, so Raytheon Missile Systems can create an defense and aerospace manufacturing park South of Raytheon and has more room to expand their current plant.
A possible second parallel runway at TIA will also be allowed.
382 acres have been purchased by the county from private landowners and it is looking to purchase another 18 acres from Tucson Airport Authority for the project.
The Hughes Access road relocation project is part of the Sonoran Corridor, that will link interstate 19 near Pima Mine Road to Interstate 10 near Vail. It is a 16-mile road project.
Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator says the Corridor will create a major logistics hub around TIA with rail to rail and rail to truck distribution through the expansion of the Port of Tucson and will boost economic development near the Tucson International Airport.
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