Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Water Line Installation / Traffic Signal Work

Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new water lines across Fourth Avenue at Grant Road. Work hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

During this work, Fourth Avenue will be temporarily closed just south of Grant Road. Residential access will be maintained from Sixth Avenue and Third Avenue. Eastbound Grant Road will be temporarily reduced to one through lane at Fourth Avenue.

Also beginning on Monday, May 22, 2017 through Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, crews  will install temporary traffic signals at the First Avenue and Grant Road intersection. During this work, there will be intermittent left turn restrictions at the First Avenue and Grant Road intersection.

Work to widen Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue began in March. The contractor is currently removing and salvaging landscape material, excavating, relocating/installing utilities, and completing investigative potholing on the south side of Grant Road. Utility companies continue to work to relocate infrastructure, which could lead to periodic travel lane restrictions along this section of Grant Road.

Crews will work Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 a.m. to 4 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 or email

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