Crews from Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will install underground electrical lines at the Grant Road and First/Euclid Avenue intersection beginning Monday, April 3, 2017. Crews are scheduled to work from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Friday, April 7, 2017.
During the work, travel lane restrictions will be in place at the intersection. When crews are working in the inside travel lanes motorists will be shifted to the curb travel lanes. For westbound travel there will be one lane open and a left turn at the intersection. For eastbound travel there will be one lane open and left turns at the intersection will not be allowed.
When crews are working in the curb travel lanes, there will be one travel lane open for eastbound and westbound travel, and northbound and southbound left turns will be allowed at the intersection. During this work the speed limits will be reduced to 25 mph in the work zone.
Work to widen Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue began earlier this month. The majority of work will take place on the south side of Grant Road. For the first several weeks of the project, the contractor is removing and salvaging landscape material, excavating, relocating/installing utilities, and completing investigative potholing. Utility companies continue to work to relocate infrastructure, which could lead to periodic travel lane restrictions along this section of Grant Road.
Phase II of the Grant Road Improvement Project will improve Grant Road from just west of Stone Avenue to just east of Park Avenue. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with occasional night work and weekend work. The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2018. The improvements include six vehicular travel lanes, protected bike/pedestrian street crossings, drainage improvements, indirect left turns at Stone Avenue and First Avenue, bike lanes and sidewalks, bus pullouts and bus shelters, and public art. For more information, please visit www.grantroad.info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project is part of the $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan, which will be implemented through 2026. The multimodal plan, nearly halfway through implementation, includes roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements. This project is managed by the City of Tucson. Details about the RTA plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com