TDOT News

Operation Splash Sandbag Distribution Concludes

As the region’s monsoon season comes to an end, the City of Tucson Transportation Department’s Operation Splash Sandbag Program will conclude this week. The Tucson Rodeo Grounds sandbag distribution will end on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 8 p.m. The site opens at 4 p.m. for people to pick up pre-filled sandbags. The self-serve sandbag operations in the Hi Corbett Field east parking lot will end Friday, September 13, 2019, at noon.

Traffic Alert - Tucson Delivers Better Streets, Runway Drive

On Monday, September 16, 2019, the reconstruction and repaving of Runway Drive from Gardner Lane to Prince Road is set to begin. This project is part of the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.

Granite Construction, under contract with the Transportation Department, will begin the improvement project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Crews will then mill (remove) asphalt, lime treat the subgrade, install new asphalt and raise the manhole covers and water valve covers flush with the new asphalt.

Complete Streets Coordinating Council

The City of Tucson is looking for volunteers to participate in the Complete Streets Coordinating Council, a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. The role of this committee will be to review transportation projects, ensure our streets are meeting the needs of everyone and help the City engage other members of the public about transportation matters.

City of Tucson Selects Operators to Participate in Six-Month E-Scooter Share Pilot Program

The City of Tucson is one step closer to launching a Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program. The City’s Transportation Department solicited proposals from operators to participate in a 6-month electric scooter share pilot program. After a careful review of the proposals, Bird Rides, Inc. and Razor USA, LLC have been selected to operate in Tucson. The City will begin coordinating with the two firms on developing a time line for launching the program and making scooters available for rent on city streets.

Tucson Delivers Better Streets Repaving Projects

The second set of roadway improvement projects associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program are set to begin Monday, July 15, 2019.

The projects will include reconstructing and repaving Roger Road from Wilson Avenue to First Avenue, River Road from Oracle Road to First Avenue within the city limits, and Runway Drive from Gardner Lane to Prince Road.

“A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration Road Closures

The 23rd Annual “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration sponsored by Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., Thursday, July 4.

"It's been inspiring to see how Desert Diamond Casino continues to sponsor Tucson's Fourth of July celebrations year after year," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "Thanks to their generous and patriotic support, we have a fireworks display for all to enjoy."

Valencia Rd and Kolb Rd Intersection Final Pave

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, are scheduled to begin final paving operations in the intersection of Valencia Road and Kolb Road on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. and complete the work by Monday, July 1, around 6 a.m. During this time, there will be limited access through the intersection, with one lane of travel maintained in each direction. As paving equipment moves through the intersection motorists could experience major delays.

Valencia Rd - Plumer Ave to Campbell AveTree Removal

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will remove two trees in the median island on Valencia Road between Plumer Avenue and Campbell Avenue that are interfering with the sight of obstruction lights at the Tucson International Airport.

The work is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and should be complete by 7 a.m. During the work, the eastbound and westbound median island travel lanes on Valencia Road between Plumer Avenue and Campbell Avenue will be closed to travel.

Cherry Ave - Speedway Blvd to Helen St Closure

On Friday, June 28, 2019, Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will close Cherry Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Helen Street, including the Cherry Avenue and Helen Street intersection, overnight to mill (remove) old asphalt and repave with new asphalt.

This project is scheduled to begin Friday at 7 p.m. and be complete by 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Oracle Road at Limberlost Drive Lane Closure

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the southbound curb lane on Oracle Road both north and south of Limberlost Drive will be closed for paving work related to a private development project.

This one-day project is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. and should be complete by 5 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained for motorists traveling southbound on Oracle Road. Northbound traffic will not be affected.

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