GRANT ROAD/SILVERBELL ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
On Monday, July 27, 2015, crews from Hunter Construction Company, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin work to widen the Grant Road and Silverbell Road intersection. This work is part of the Silverbell Road: Goret Road to Grant Road Widening Project, a project funded through the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and regional dollars. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional weekend and night work.
During the intersection work, traffic on Grant Road will be reduced to one through travel lane and one left turn lane in each direction. These travel restrictions are scheduled to be in place until November 2015. Motorists can expect delays on both Grant Road and Silverbell Road.
Overall project improvements include widening Silverbell Road between Goret Road and Grant Road to a curbed, four-lane divided roadway (2 lanes in each direction), a raised median island, bike lanes, a sidewalk on the west side of Silverbell Road, a multi-use path on the east side of Silverbell Road, drainage crossing improvements, LED street lighting, traffic signal improvements at the Grant and Goret intersections, bus stop improvements, native landscape, retaining walls at the large slopes, and public art. Access to businesses and local residences will be available at all times throughout the course of the project with the exception of temporary delays during paving, grading, and demolition work. This is the first of two phases of the Silverbell Road widening project.
The construction cost of the project is $9.58 million and was made possible by the voter-approved $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan that will be implemented through 2026. The multimodal plan, nearly halfway through implementation, includes roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements. For more information on this project, contact TDOT Project Manager Joe Chase at 837-6619 or visit http://www.silverbellroad.info/ For more information on the RTA Plan, visit http://www.rtamobility.com/