With final paving operations complete on the approach ramps for the new Houghton Road bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, crews with Pulice Construction will begin final striping on the approach ramps and new bridges on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The striping work will take place from 10 a.m. to about 3 p.m.
For the safety of the traveling public and work crews, flaggers will direct travel through the work zone. Motorists should expect delays in the area during this work.
Following the final striping, crews will continue work to complete miscellaneous concrete work on the bridges, pedestrian fence work, as well as landscape planting and erosion control work. The project is scheduled to be complete in later this month.
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/