Downtown Links - Pre-Construction Traffic Alert 12/9

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this investigative phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:

  • On Monday, December 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., north and southbound Ash Avenue will be closed between Fifth and Sixth streets. Access to residences in the area will be maintained.
  • On Tuesday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., southbound Stone Avenue, at the intersection of Fifth Street, will be reduced to one through-travel lane. All turn movements will be maintained.
  • On Wednesday, December 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. parking will not be permitted on Fifth Street, between Stone and Echols avenues. Access to businesses and turn movements at the intersections of Stone Avenue/Fifth Street and Echols Avenue/Fifth Street will be maintained.
  • On Thursday, December 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be sidewalk and parking restrictions along the southbound side of Seventh Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets.
  • On Thursday, December 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Echols Avenue will be closed to through traffic. Access to residents and businesses in the area will be maintained.
  • On Friday, December 13, from 7 a.m. to noon, parking along the northbound side of Seventh Avenue, between Sixth and Fifth avenues will not be permitted. Access to businesses and all turn movements will be maintained.

Additional notifications will be sent prior to changes in traffic control during ongoing phases of the field activities. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

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