Final paving operations on Houghton Road at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will begin on Monday, October 29, 2018 through Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Crews are paving the final lift of asphalt on the approaches to both the northbound bridge and southbound bridge. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
Currently, motorists traveling northbound and southbound on Houghton Road are using the northbound bridge, one lane in each direction. While paving the approaches to the northbound bridge, travel lanes will be shifted to accommodate paving operations, while keeping one lane open in each direction.
Following the final paving, crews will continue work to install guardrails, curb, gutter, sidewalks, pedestrian railing, medians, landscaping and permanent striping. The project is scheduled to be complete in late November.
The Houghton Road Widening project from Mary Ann Cleveland Way to the UPRR began in March 2017. When complete, the bridge capacity over the railroad and will accommodate three lanes of traffic in each direction, as well as bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction. This is part of the overall Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan to improve Houghton Road from Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10.
This project is federally funded along with major contributions from the RTA and Pima County. The RTA is a special taxing district with a mission to deliver transportation projects that improve our region’s mobility, safety and environment. District voters approved the 20-year RTA plan in 2006. To date, the RTA’s transportation project investments of over $1 billion, generated by the RTA’s half-cent excise tax, are working to support the region’s economic vitality and improve your quality of life. For more information on the RTA Plan, visit http://www.rtamobility.com/