Grant Road Phase II - Kickoff Event

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) as work begins on Phase 2 of the Grant Road Improvements on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. on the south side of Grant Road between First Avenue and Park Avenue.

Speakers will include Tucson Mayor and RTA Board Member Jonathan Rothschild; RTA Board Chair and Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy; Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega; Mike Markham, Vice President/COO of Markham Contracting; and members of the Grant Road Citizens Task Force.

The Grant Road Improvement Plan has been underway since 2007. Throughout these years, input and support for the project has come from the Mayor & Council, the Grant Road Citizens Task Force, business owners, neighborhoods and the regional community. This multiphase project began with the intersection improvement at Grant Road and Oracle Road in 2010. This phase will improve Grant Road from just west of Stone Avenue to just east of Park Avenue and will include:

• Six vehicular travel lanes
• Protected bike/pedestrian street crossings
• Drainage improvements
• Indirect left turns at Stone and First
• Bike lanes & sidewalks
• Bus pullouts and bus shelters
• Sustainability features; water harvesting
• Public Art

A 17-member Citizen Task Force was formed and approved by Mayor and Council to help develop, evaluate and select alternatives and to develop stakeholder supported project recommendations. Task Force Members were also tasked to provide effective communication between the neighborhoods, businesses and other stakeholder groups. For more information, please visit or email

The project is part of the $2.1 billion 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