Grant Road Phase 3&4 Groundbreaking Event

Published on April 18, 2024

The City of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the Ward 6 Council Office, and the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), invite you to a groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of the upcoming improvement project on Grant Road from Alvernon Way to Swan Road (Sparkman Boulevard to Venice Place).


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
4240 E Grant Road


The event will include speeches by Mayor Romero, RTA/PAG Director of Transportation Services Rick Ellis, and DTM Director Samuel Credio and will be followed by a groundbreaking celebration including food and refreshments from local businesses. 

This improvement project is scheduled to begin in early May and at completion, will include six travel lanes, landscaped medians, buffered bike lanes, sidewalks, transit stop upgrades, indirect left turns and protected intersection improvements at Alvernon Way and Grant Road. A 96-inch diameter underground storm drain system will also be constructed throughout the project limits. This project is expected to be complete by the end of 2026.

The Regional Transportation Authority, a political subdivision of the state and independently governed, has invested more than $1.4 billion in transportation projects and services to improve mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life in the region. The RTA collects a half-cent excise (sales) tax from its special taxing district within Pima County to fund its 20-year regional transportation plan. The plan and tax were approved by voters in May 2006. The Grant Road Phase 3&4 Improvement Project is part of the RTA plan and is managed by the City of Tucson. For more information, visit 


Invitation with event speakers listed and event date Tuesday, April 23, 2024 8:30 a.m.