Silverbell Road: Goret Road to Grant Road Widening Project Update

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will remove the existing traffic signals and energize the new temporary traffic signals at the Silverbell Road and Grant Road intersection. From approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the traffic signals at the intersection will be temporarily shut down and Tucson Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection.

This work is part of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Silverbell Road Widening Project from Grant Road to Goret Road. The project began in July 2015 and is anticipated to be complete in September 2016.

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 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  For more information on the RTA Plan, visit