The Downtown Links project will be a new four-lane roadway connecting the Barraza-Aviation Parkway at Broadway Boulevard to I-10. Improvements to include a new 6th Street Underpass at UPRR, a 9th Avenue Deck Plaza, the Links Avenue Overpass at 6th Avenue, and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle access routes. WDG is involved with two project phases: Phase 2 (St. Mary’s Road) and Phase 3 (6th Street Underpass to Broadway Boulevard). WDG provides landscape, irrigation, hardscape, water harvesting and architectural treatments design, in addition to artist coordination and public outreach.
Conceptual renderings show the 9th Avenue Deck Plaza as a pedestrian-friendly space. Design features such as benches, bike racks, and shade structures enhance the quality of life in the downtown area of Tucson, and improve pedestrian and bike connectivity from surrounding neighborhoods to the city center.