Eastbound Old Spanish Trail Travel Lane Closure: 22nd Street to Houghton Road

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, eastbound Old Spanish Trail will be closed to travel from 22nd Street to Houghton Road from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westbound travel on Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street will be open to travel. 

The one-day, eastbound travel lane closure will be in place to allow paving personnel from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), to repave the center section of Old Spanish Trail. The narrow width of the roadway will not safely accommodate the paving machine, work crews and eastbound motor vehicle traffic at the same time.

This work is part of the reconstruction of Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street. Old Spanish Trail will be reconstructed in four phases:

  • Phase I – Remove asphalt, reconstruct subgrade and repave north side (westbound) of Old Spanish Trail.
  • Phase II – Remove asphalt, reconstruct subgrade and repave center section of Old Spanish Trail.
  • Phase III – Remove asphalt, reconstruct subgrade and repave south side (eastbound) of Old Spanish Trail.
  • Phase IV – Repave final layer of asphalt on Old Spanish Trail from Houghton to 22nd Street.

Crews are working on Old Spanish Trail Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The improvement project is scheduled to be complete by the end of June 2016. 

This pavement improvement project is part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds. More information on the Road Recovery Program can be found at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/street-bonds or by calling (520) 837-6686.