I-10 WIDENING

Widening of Interstate 10 from State Route 87 to Picacho Peak and from Early Road to Interstate 8 are on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s suggested list for quicker timelines. The State Route 347 railroad overpass in Maricopa city is also on the list. You have your chance to comment. www.haroldkitching.com/news

STREET SIGNS

Casa Grande is seeking bids to provide LED-illuminated street signs at major intersections. www.haroldkitching.com/news

CITY FUTURE

Future city leaders need to look ahead to consider situations ranging from quality of life to the work mindset of millennials, Mayor Bob Jackson said during his 2016 State of the City address. www.haroldkitching.com/state-of-city

TRAILHEAD

The City Council has given final approval to buying 40 acres of land that will allow eventual construction of a new Peart trailhead for Casa Grande Mountain, replacing the one now located on leased property. www.haroldkitching.com/news

GUNS IN BUILDINGS

One of the subjects Mayor Bob Jackson touched on during his State of the City 2016 address is the Arizona Legislature and its bills that affect the ability of cities to do their jobs. That includes a proposal to allow guns in public buildings unless there is a security system, something that could cost Casa … Read More…

PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL

A lengthy report on discussion by the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission about the need for a traffic signal on East Florence Boulevard in the Cacheris Court area — where four pedestrian have been killed while trying to run across the road — is posted at www.haroldkitching.com/community

STATE OF CITY

Mayor Bob Jackson touched on several issues during his State of the City 2016 address Wednesday. Among them were PhoenixMart and Casa Grande Performance Institute, also known as Grande Sports World. Initial stories are posted at www.haroldkitching.com/state-of-city

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BIDS

During an interview with CG News about Casa Grande hoping to obtain an adaptive traffic lights system that would bring coordination of seven signals along the most heavily traveled part of Florence Boulevard, city Traffic Engineer Duane Eitel said, “We’ll see what it costs per signal when we get the bid, but I’m thinking $250,000 … Read More…

Update on the Rec Center

A million-dollar-plus contract to begin design and other services for the proposed community recreation center has been approved by the Casa Grande City Council. The vote was 6-1, with Councilman Dick Powell in opposition. The contract is for those design and preconstruction items, not for the actual construction of the building, which would be located … Read More…

Splash Pad

A splash pad proposed for the southeast corner of Peart Park is now on hold, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board was told Wednesday night. That doesn’t mean that it won’t be built, but approval of design plans for extending Fifth Street through the very south part of the park led recreation officials to delay … Read More…