On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, PACE Electric, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to install a TOUCAN pedestrian and bike signal at Euclid Avenue and Fifth Street. Work on this project will be conducted Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. At least one travel lane will be open in each direction at all times during the project. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of August.
The first phase of the project will include concrete work within the intersection and at the corners of the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Fifth Street. This project is part of the City's future Fifth Street Bike Boulevard. The intent is to ultimately create a bike boulevard that provides bicyclists an East-West route connecting the University of Arizona and Fourth Avenue area that serves as an alternate route to University Boulevard, thus allowing less confident and less experienced bicyclists a connection that avoids the streetcar tracks.
This project will tie into the University of Arizona's Fifth Street Bike and Pedestrian Improvements project, which creates a multi-use path along Fifth Street between Euclid and Tyndall Avenue, located between the La Aldea graduate housing and Coronado Hall.
This installation highlights Tucson Department of Transportation's (TDOT's) continuing commitment to encourage the safe use of alternate modes of transportation within the City of Tucson. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in the work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for personnel and equipment in the work zone.