City of Tucson begins Ronstadt Transit Center upgrades today | News
The City of Tucson today began a five-month project to provide safety, security and aesthetic upgrades to the Downtown Ronstadt Transit Center (RTC). The work is scheduled to be complete sometime in mid-September. All work will be contained on-site and will be conducted during normal business hours. The transit center will remain fully operational. The scope of work includes:
--Reconstruction of the east median island adjacent to the MLK building with new wall and decorative metal panels, installation of the original shade canopies for passenger seating, a new trash compactor and enclosure, a security gate and a crosswalk between the transit center and the MLK building, new lighting, and security cameras
--Removal of all broken pavers and replacement with new concrete sidewalk within the RTC site.
--Decorative metal see-through fencing within each arcade along Congress Street and Sixth Avenue. Bench seating will be on the outside facing the street.
--New energy-efficient LED light fixtures within the facility and within the arcade.
--New security cameras throughout the facility
--Repainting of the ramadas, restroom doors, signposts.
--New user-friendly signage throughout the facility
--New arched entry and sign for buses at Congress Street entrance