TDOT News

Downtown Links Project Update

Progress continues on the Downtown Links Phase III Improvement Project, extending from Barraza-Aviation Parkway to Church Avenue, that began in August 2020. Below is an 11-month construction progress update. Please note, the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Median Island Palm Tree Trimming

 

BrightView Landscaping, under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division, will begin a palm tree trimming maintenance program for the next six weeks on palm trees in City median islands. There will be intermittent, rolling median travel lane closures as the contractor moves through the project areas. Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Work dates and trimming locations for the first two sections of roadways are:

Broadway Closure From Martin Avenue To Warren Avenue

 

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, beginning at about 7 p.m., Broadway from Martin Avenue to Warren Avenue will be closed to all travel. This one-night closure will allow crews to install a new water line on the southside of Broadway that will connect to the new water main on the northside of Broadway. Broadway is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Move Tucson Final Phase

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is seeking public comment on Move Tucson, the city’s long-range transportation plan project list.

The project list was developed over the last 18 months based on community input and a comprehensive analysis of transportation needs in the city. To date, over 5,000 Tucsonans have participated in the Move Tucson planning effort.

Adaptive Signalization Pilot Program

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is scheduled to install Adaptive Signalization Control Technology (ASCT) equipment along the Ajo Way and 12th Avenue Corridors as part of a year-long pilot project.

On Monday, June 28, 2021, beginning at 7 a.m., crews will begin the adaptive signalization sensor installations on Ajo Way from Mission Road to Park Avenue, and on 12th Avenue from Irvington Road to Drexel Road. This phase of work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, July 2.

Traffic Signal Work - Houghton Road and Tanque Verde Road

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Houghton Road and Tanque Verde Road intersection.

The work is scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., the same day. During this work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation. Law enforcement officers will be on site to direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete.

Traffic Signal Work - Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail Intersection

 

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail intersection.

The work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the same day. During this work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation. Law enforcement officers will be on site to direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete.

Operation Splash 2021

Protecting the traveling public on City streets during Tucson’s summer thunderstorm season is the objective of the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility’s (DTM) Operation Splash campaign. As weather patterns shift to bring moisture into Tucson, crews from DTM’s Streets Maintenance Division will deliver barricades to hundreds of dip crossings throughout the City beginning Monday, June 7, 2021.

First Avenue Needs Assessment - Community Input

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is seeking community input on two alternative options to improve First Avenue between Grant Road and River Road. The first alternative consists of keeping First Avenue at its current configuration of four travel lanes, while modernizing the corridor to improve safety, upgrade traffic signals, enhance comfort and access for pedestrians and bicyclists, and install new landscaping.

Traffic Signal Work - Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to conduct work on the traffic signals at the Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road intersection. Crews will remove and replace the traffic signal pole and mast arm for northbound travel, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows.

Alvernon Way Asphalt Repair at the UPRR Bridge

 

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division, are scheduled to make asphalt repairs on the northbound travel lanes of Alvernon Way/Golf Links Road at the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, just north of Ajo Way.

Work is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to about 2 p.m. During this work, at least one northbound  lane will remain open to travel. This schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Blacklidge Bicycle Boulevard Drop-in and Virtual Town Hall Events

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning neighborhood traffic safety improvements on a 4.5-mile-long section of Blacklidge Drive from Oracle Road to Columbus Boulevard at McCormick Park. This project will connect to five parks and four schools. The Blacklidge Bicycle Boulevard is part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program that will calm traffic on neighborhood streets and expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network.

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