Sixth Avenue Closed Between Sixth Street and Seventh Street

CENTURY LINK UTILITY RELOCATION WORK
FOR DOWNTOWN LINKS PHASE III PROJECT

As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, Century Link is continuing work to relocate their existing facilities located within the project limits.

On Monday night, January 18, 2016, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, the northbound and southbound travel lanes on Sixth Avenue between Seventh Street and Sixth Street will be closed.  The closure will allow Century Link work crews to safely use a crane to install a shoring box in the construction site. Pedestrian access will be maintained during this work.

Downtown Links Phase III – Church Avenue to Broadway – is funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the City of Tucson and Pima County and is part of the voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan that runs through 2026. The multimodal plan, nearly halfway through implementation, includes roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements.

The Downtown Links Phase III project improvements include improved access and connections for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, linking Barraza-Aviation Parkway and Interstate 10, and downtown with the neighborhoods to the north. The project also provides new and safer underpasses, overpasses and railroad crossings, drainage improvements, multi-use paths, improved sidewalks and bike lanes, and public art. For more information, call the Downtown Links Information Line at 622-9000. Details about the RTA plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com