Houghton Road Improvement Project Begins - Union Pacific Railroad To Interstate 10

On Monday, January 7, 2019, work will begin to improve Houghton Road from the Union Pacific Railroad south to Interstate 10. Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin the project with the placement of  concrete barriers along the west side of the existing Houghton Road travel lanes. 

Crews will then start the underground utility improvements and roadway construction on the west side of Houghton Road, while maintaining the current travel lanes on the existing roadway.

Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with occasional night work and weekend work. The widening project is scheduled to be complete in January 2020.

When complete, Houghton Road will be widened to six lanes, three lanes in each direction. The 1.2-mile-long project includes new storm drains, underground drainage crossings, landscaped median islands, bicycle lanes, paved asphalt pedestrian paths, native plant landscaping and water harvesting features.

This project 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.