The indirect left turn at West Ina and North Oracle Roads has earned regional recognition.

The Southern Arizona Branch of the American Public Works Association named the effort as its 2014 Project of the Year in the category of "transportation under $5 million."

The project was meant to incease safety and enhance the aesthetic appearance of the intersection while handling increased traffic volume.

The Pima County Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority, Town of Oro Valley, the Arizona Department of Transportation and contractor KE&G collaborated on the project.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.