Transportation News

Congress Street / Stone Avenue Intersection - Traffic Signal Disruption

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 7 a.m. to noon, Tucson Electric Power Co. crews will conduct maintenance activities in an underground vault near the intersection of Congress Street and Stone Avenue. During this maintenance work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation. Stop signs will be in place for southbound Stone Avenue traffic and westbound Congress Street traffic.

Tucson Bike Share Program Moving Forward - Equipment Provider and Operator Selected

The City of Tucson recently signed a contract with Shift Transit to operate the public bike share system that is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2017.  Bike share is an innovative transit solution that gives subscribers 24/7 access to a network of bicycles through automated, self-service kiosks located throughout the community. The bike share equipment and technology will be provided by PBSC Urban Solutions, a leader in bike-sharing solutions. They have deployed over 50,000 bikes in numerous cities, including Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and Honolulu.  

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II - Stone to Park - Underground Utility Work/Traffic Signal Installation - Travel Lane Restrictions

On Monday, June 19, 2017, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will conduct underground utility work on Seventh Avenue at Grant Road. During the work, Seventh Avenue will be closed at Grant Road. Business and residential access will be maintained from Stone and Sixth Avenues.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Pima Street - Country Club Road to Columbus Boulevard - Utility Adjustments and Repaving - Columbus Boulevard to Dodge Boulevard

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Pima Street from Columbus Boulevard to Dodge Boulevard on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in preparation of an upcoming repaving project. The utility lowering work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, June 16, 2017.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Grant Road and Seventh Avenue Water Line Improvements

Beginning Wednesday, June 14, 2017 through Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Markham Contracting will install water lines on Seventh Avenue at Grant Road. During this work, Seventh Avenue will be temporarily closed at Grant Road. Additional work is expected in this area within the next several weeks and the traveling public can anticipate right lane closures, traffic shifts and heavy delays.

Traffic Alert - Southbound Alvernon Way South of Technical Drive - Overhead Sign Replacement

On Saturday, June 10, 2017 at about 2 a.m., travel lane restrictions will be in place on southbound Alvernon Way south of Technical Drive 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.

 

Traffic Alert - Fort Lowell Road and First Avenue - Bus Pullout Construction

On Monday, June 12, 2017, West Point Contractors, Inc., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work on a bus pullout on the southwest corner of Fort Lowell Road and First Avenue.  Crews will work Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The work is expected to be complete by the end of July.                                                                                                               

Tucson Department of Transportation Prepares for Summer Thunderstorm Season, Initiates Operation Splash

Protecting the traveling public on City streets during Tucson’s summer thunderstorm season is the objective of the Tucson Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Operation Splash campaign. As weather patterns shift to bring moisture into Tucson, crews from TDOT’s Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division are delivering barricades to hundreds of dip crossings throughout the City.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Plumer Avenue - Medina Road to Elvira Road - Roadway Reconstruction Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to repave Plumer Avenue from Medina Road to Elvira Road. Crews will begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Plumer Avenue on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, with milling and paving work scheduled to begin on Monday, June 12, 2017. This repaving project is scheduled to be complete by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Crews will work Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Pima Street - Country Club Road to Columbus Boulevard - Intersection Electrical Work at Columbus Boulevard and at Dodge Boulevard

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Pima Street from Country Club Road Columbus Boulevard. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Water Line Installation / Traffic Signal Work

Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new water lines across Fourth Avenue at Grant Road. Work hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

During this work, Fourth Avenue will be temporarily closed just south of Grant Road. Residential access will be maintained from Sixth Avenue and Third Avenue. Eastbound Grant Road will be temporarily reduced to one through lane at Fourth Avenue.

Golf Links Road / Swan Road Intersection Traffic Signal and Travel Lane Configuration Changes

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., Pace Electric, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will change the traffic signal head on eastbound Golf Links Road at Swan Road. The new traffic signal head for eastbound left turns will include a flashing yellow arrow during the permissive left turn. New signage will indicate “Left turn yield on flashing yellow arrow” to accompany the left turn change.

City of Tucson Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan at Public Meeting

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invites the public to attend a meeting on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Inventory and Transition Plan, which is designed to assess existing needs on Tucson streets and sidewalks relative to ADA compliance. The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Randolph Golf Course, Copper Room, 600 S. Alvernon Way. There will be a brief presentation at 4:30 p.m.

Grant Road Phases III/IV - Alvernon Way to Swan Road Survey Work - Edith Boulevard to Venice Place

Design work for the Grant Road Improvement Plan for Phases III and IV – Alvernon Way to Swan Road – continues to progress to 60 percent completion. Beginning Wednesday, May 10, through Wednesday, June 7, crews will be onsite surveying utility manholes along Grant Road from Edith Boulevard to Venice Place.

Work hours will be 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday. During this work, the traveling public can anticipate intermittent travel lane shifts and single lane closures.

Grant Road Phases III/IV - Alvernon Way to Swan Road Survey Work - Edith Boulevard to Venice Place

Design work for the Grant Road Improvement Plan for Phases III and IV – Alvernon Way to Swan Road – continues to progress to 60 percent completion. On Monday, May 1, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, survey work will take place on Grant Road between Edith Boulevard and Venice Place. Crews are surveying manhole covers throughout this stretch of Grant Road. During this work there will be intermittent travel lane closures and traffic will be temporarily shifted around the work areas.

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