Houghton Road Improvement Project, Traffic Switch

Base paving operations on the west side of Houghton Road from the Union Pacific Railroad south to Interstate 10 are complete. Crews from Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to shift traffic on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from the east side of Houghton road to the newly paved west side of Houghton Road.

The traffic switch is scheduled to occur at about 9 a.m. Once traffic has been shifted, crews will begin improvements on the east side of Houghton Road.

When the project is 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 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/