The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
In 2006, voters approved the RTA Plan. As a result, the RTA authorized funding to begin taking the transportation-related planning efforts from the Houghton Road Corridor Study and Houghton Area Master Plan (HAMP) and make them a reality. This funding allowed TDOT to move forward with designing and constructing the Houghton Road Corridor; this work is currently in progress.
The first phase of this effort is complete and has resulted in Design Concept Reports and 30 percent design plans for each project within the entire corridor. This work has included extensive public outreach, and the consideration of hundreds of public comments, to help shape the design of the corridor. Citizen Design Review Committees (CDRC), comprised of neighborhood representatives, were assembled by each of the adjacent City of Tucson Ward offices – Ward 2 CDRC and Ward 4 CDRC.
To date, over 50 formal meetings have been held. These include general public meetings, CDRC meetings and individual stakeholder meetings. Over 50,000 meeting notifications have been mailed out so far, and hundreds of public comments have been collected and considered in the design of the corridor.