The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced this week that the Houghton Road - Irvington Road to Valencia Road Project has been selected as one of the nation's Public Works Projects of the Year for 2015. The award will be presented next Monday in Phoenix. Award recipients include the City of Tucson as the managing agency, Hunter Contracting Co. as the primary contractor, Psomas as the primary design consultant, and Gordley Group as the public relations firm.
The segment of Houghton Road is one of nine projects that make up the Houghton Road Corridor. Improvements include widening the roadway to a six-lane divided desert parkway, dual left turn lanes, native landscaping, noise mitigation, upgraded drainage, bike lanes, bus pullouts, and more.