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The Road runner is a fairly busy bird, often getting more questions than he can answer in his weekly column.

Here is one from Roger:

"I would like to know if there are any plans in the near future to at least resurface Thornydale at least from Cortaro Farms to Linda Vista. If anyone has driven on it you know it is nothing more than a patch job. This road (has a high volume of traffic) because of a nearby high school and a middle school and it needs work if only a new resurfacing to make it driveable."

The County responds:

"Thornydale Road from Cortaro Farms to Linda Vista a good candidate for resurfacing. The pavement rating on this road is poor/failed condition. However, it is not scheduled for resurfacing at this time. The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a $5 million pavement preservation program for fiscal year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 (FY 13/14). We are in the early planning stages for development of the $5 million program. There is a proposed widening project from the 1997 Transportation Bond Program to widen Thornydale Road from Cortaro Farms to Linda Vista. That project is currently scheduled for 2017 contingent on funding availability. In the meantime, we will continue to patch potholes and address pavement repairs as necessary on that segment of Thornydale."

Editor's note: The Road runner, may from time-to-time, make slight grammatical changes to questions when necessary.