Transportation News

Grant Road Phase II - Kickoff Event

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) as work begins on Phase 2 of the Grant Road Improvements on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. on the south side of Grant Road between First Avenue and Park Avenue.

Speakers will include Tucson Mayor and RTA Board Member Jonathan Rothschild; RTA Board Chair and Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy; Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega; Mike Markham, Vice President/COO of Markham Contracting; and members of the Grant Road Citizens Task Force.

City of Tucson Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been working on an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Inventory and Transition Plan since 2014, collecting data on the existing condition of Tucson streets and sidewalks relative to ADA compliance based on proposed ADA standards from 2011. TDOT is also developing a priority ranking system. The public is being asked to rank locations as well as indicate concerns at existing locations.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II - Stone Avenue to Park Avenue

Work to widen Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue commenced today with the majority of work taking place on the south side of Grant Road outside of current travel lanes. Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), began removing and salvaging landscape material, excavating, relocating/installing utilities, and completing investigative potholing. This work will take several weeks to complete.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Valencia Road - 12th Avenue to Campbell Avenue Roadway Reconstruction Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Valencia Road from 12th Avenue east to Campbell Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

Airmen Memorial Bridge Re-Dedication Ceremony

Two new plaques honoring the 18 airmen who died following a mid-air collision of two B-24 Liberator Bombers during a training mission over the Pantano Wash on November 30, 1944, will be unveiled on Friday, March 17, 2017. The new plaques were designed and donated by some of the surviving family members of the 18 airmen.

City Council Member Paul Cunningham, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and about 25 surviving family members from across the country will take part in the re-dedication ceremony.

Alvernon Way at Palo Verde Rd. and Golf Links Rd. Overhead Sign Replacement

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 at about 3 a.m., travel restrictions will be in place on southbound Alvernon Way south of 29th Street at the Palo Verde Road and Golf Links Road ramps so that crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division can remove and replace overhead directional signage. The work is scheduled to be complete in about 10 hours.

The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work zone. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews in the area.

Speedway/Stone Intersection Travel Lane Restrictions - Utility Adjustments

Travel lane restrictions will be in place at the Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection to allow crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), to raise manhole covers and water valve covers flush with the new asphalt and to install survey monuments in the intersection.

The restrictions will be in place from approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 until about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Left turns and right turns at the intersection will not be affected during this work.

92nd Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade - Travel Information

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Tucson will host the 92nd Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.  The Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Ajo Way, ½ mile west of Park Avenue, going east to Park Avenue, traveling south on Park Avenue to Irvington Road, then turning west on Irvington Road and ending at the Rodeo Grounds on  Sixth Avenue. More information on the Rodeo Parade may be found at www.tucsonrodeoparade.com .  Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Celebrate the Completion of Silverbell Rd. - Goret Rd. to Grant Rd. Improvements

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in celebrating the completion of the Silverbell Road – Goret Road to Grant Road Improvement Project – at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The celebration and a ribbon cutting will take place at the northeast corner of Goret Road and Silverbell Road.

Speakers will include Tucson Mayor and RTA Board member Jonathan Rothschild; Vice Mayor Regina Romero; Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías; Chuck English, Vice President of Hunter Contracting; and public artist Kevin Berry.

Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Stone Avenue Closure - Final Paving

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, both northbound and southbound travel on Stone Avenue at Speedway Boulevard will be prohibited to allow crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), to complete the final paving at the intersection. The Stone Avenue closure will be in place from approximately 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Traffic Signals/Street Lights Out of Service - Broadway/Wilmot Road Intersection

Traffic signals and street lights will be out of service at the Broadway and Wilmot Road intersection from approximately 9 p.m. tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will replace a malfunctioning traffic signal controller box at intersection.

Tucson Police officers will direct travel at the intersection during the traffic signal outage. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for police officers in the area.

Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Drachman Street Closure East of Stone Avenue

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to reconstruct Drachman Street east of Stone Avenue. This work will require the contractor to close Drachman Street from Stone Avenue east to Seventh Avenue. The closure will begin on Monday, February 6, 2017 at about 3 a.m. The reconstruction of this section of Drachman Street is scheduled to be complete and reopened to travel by Monday, February 27, 2017. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Road Recovery Bond Program - 12th Avenue - 44th Street to Santa Paula Street Roadway Reconstruction Project

In preparation for an upcoming reconstruction project on 12th Avenue from 44th Street to Santa Paula Street, work crews are conducting underground electrical work at the 12th Avenue and Nebraska Street intersection. To place electrical conduit at the intersection, crews will cut a trench across Nebraska Street on both the east side and west side of 12th Avenue. For the safety of the traveling public, Nebraska Street will be closed to travel at 12th Avenue.

Columbus Wash Drainage Improvements - Belvedere Avenue at Pima Street Closure

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, crews from Clear Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to install a large underground drainage box culvert in Belvedere Avenue at Lester Street. The work extends north and south on Belvedere Avenue and the work will take approximately two weeks to complete.  Belvedere Avenue will be closed from just north of Pima Street to just north of Lester Street. Residents on Lester Street, east of Belvedere Avenue, can access northbound Belvedere Avenue only.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Valencia Road - Alvernon Way to Campbell Avenue Reconstruction Start Date Rescheduled

With rain in the forecast Sunday night and Monday, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have rescheduled the start of the reconstruction of Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to just west of Campbell Avenue to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Paving operations are now scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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