The City of Tucson Transportation Department, Pima County and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Houghton Road bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), as well as the 1.2-mile project from the UPRR bridges to Interstate 10.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Under the Houghton Road Union Pacific Railroad Bridges
City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, RTA Board Chair Mike Hammond, City of Tucson Vice-Mayor Shirley Scott and others, will help commemorate the completion of this project.
This project included improvements that increased roadway capacity and enhanced safety along the corridor. Houghton Road from the Union Pacific Railroad Bridges to I-10 was widened to six lanes with bicycle lanes in each direction. This project also includes, a multi-use path on the east side of the roadway, drainage improvements, water harvesting and native plant landscaping.
The Regional Transportation Authority is an independent taxing district with a mission to deliver multimodal transportation projects that improve our region’s mobility, safety and environment. The district’s voters approved the 20-year RTA plan in 2006. To date, the RTA has invested over $1.2 billion generated by the RTA’s half-cent excise tax within Pima County to improve your quality of life and support the region’s economic vitality. This project is managed by The City of Tucson. For more information, visit www.RTAmobility.com