Grant Road - Sixth Avenue - Fontana Avenue Intersection Work

Tucson Police officers will direct travel through the Grant Road and Sixth Avenue-Fontana Avenue intersection on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 6 a.m. to about 4 p.m., to allow crews from Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, to remove existing traffic signals and attach them to the temporary traffic signal poles at the intersection. The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

There will be no travel lane restrictions associated with this work, but motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through the intersection and to watch for police officers and work crews in the area.

This work is part of the improvement project to widen Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue. The project started earlier this month, with the majority of work taking 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 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