Work began this morning on the next phase to improve the pavement conditions on Silverbell Road between Goret Road and Grant Road. Eastbound and westbound travel on Grant Road/Ironwood Hill Drive at Silverbell Road will be reduced to one through lane in each direction, one dedicated right turn lane, and one dedicated left turn lane. The restrictions will be in place for approximately two weeks to allow work crews with Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), to build concrete medians at the intersection.
Improvements include widening Silverbell Road between Goret Road and Grant Road to a curbed, four-lane divided roadway (2 lanes in each direction) that will include a raised median island, bike lanes, a sidewalk on the west side of Silverbell Road, a multi-use path on the east side of Silverbell, drainage improvements, LED street lighting, traffic signal improvements at the Grant and Goret intersections, bus stop improvements, native landscape, retaining walls at the large slopes, and public art. The $9.58 million construction cost is funded through the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).