Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Water Line Installation and Paving Work

 Beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017 through Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will install water lines on the south side of Grant Road at the Stone Avenue intersection. During this work, northbound and southbound Stone Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction and eastbound Grant Road will be reduced to one through travel lane.

Additionally, left turns will be intermittently restricted on Stone Avenue at the Stone Avenue and Grant Road intersection and left turns will be intermittently restricted on westbound Grant Road at the Stone Avenue and Grant Road intersection.  Tucson Police will be onsite to assist with directing travel.

Also beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 through Monday, September 11, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the contractor will pave the new eastbound travel lanes on Grant Road from Seventh Avenue to First Avenue. The contractor will pave the mainline travel lanes first and then pave the side street entrances along the south side of Grant Road. During paving activities, Sixth Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.  while the contractor paves the new eastbound lanes and the south side of the intersection.

Additionally, side streets along the south side of Grant Road will be intermittently closed while the paving equipment moves through the area.

The speed limit in the construction zone has been reduced to 25 mph and motorists can expect delays while traveling through the work zone. Please be cautious of equipment, construction personnel and police officers in the work areas. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Work to widen Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue began in March. 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 information@grantroad.info.

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