Robots, folklorico dancers, rainbows and pizza adorn roads in South Tucson and several historic neighborhoods, hidden in plain sight.

Pima County is turning to young artists for its first such public-art project, which cover 55 manhole covers in parts of South Tucson and neighborhoods such as Barrio Viejo, Barrio Santa Rosa and Barrio Libre.

The project is the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department’s first public-art contribution as part of the department’s $15 million Southeast Interceptor project. The project upgraded existing sewer pipeline between Simpson and 36th streets and is installing a new interceptor pipeline from 17th street to Euclid Avenue.

The project is the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department’s first public-art contribution as part of the department’s $15 million Southeast Interceptor project. The project upgraded existing sewer pipeline between Simpson and 36th streets and is installing a new interceptor pipeline from 17th street to Euclid Avenue.

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