A little more than a mile of Anklam Road between Silverbell and Greasewood is scheduled to be repaved in the coming months.
According to Diahn Swartz, a City of Tucson traffic engineer, the Anklam repaving is one of ten projects in Tucson being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Swartz said four of the ten projects were scheduled to begin at the end of July, but Anklam was not one of those projects and because of a nationwide shortage of pavement marking material, they could not say for sure when the projects would actually begin.
Anklam is a popular route for Tucson cyclists because it connects to St. Mary’s which has the only bike lanes under Interstate 10 in the area.
Expansion cracks and poor repair work have created what cyclists call bike speed bumps on the section of Anklam that is being repaved.
According to Swartz, six-foot bike lanes will be added to the entire 1.3 mile section of Anklam.