Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Need some trees along barren I10/I19 interchange

TUCSON -- Now that the NAFTA superinterchange is built at the I-10/I-19 junction south of downtown I have one remaining question, where is the landscaping?

The entire area now is barren dirt and weeds. It looks like hell, with blowing dust much of the time.

Trucks can now merge at 70 mph, but didn't ADOT and Fed. Hwy. Admin. include money to plant some native trees and flowers?

These big highway projects are usually boondoggles. But even the major freeway projects in Phoenix have decent landscaping. Why not in Tucson? We deserve no less.

Get on it ADOT and FHWA, plant some native landscaping now along the I-10/I-19 interchange.

1 comment:

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Aren't there ceramic tiles in the shapes of flowers along the interchange walls? Perhaps the landscaping budget went to the art-as-faux-landscaping budget?