Sixth Avenue Reopens Between Sixth Street and Seventh Street


Sixth Avenue from Sixth Street to Seventh Street has reopened to two way travel following work yesterday to remove storm water from a utility trench just north of Seventh Street. Work crews from Century Link continue to relocate their existing facilities at this location as part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project.

The scheduled closure of Sixth Avenue between Sixth Street and Seventh Street tonight and tomorrow morning has been cancelled. During yesterday’s street closure crews were able to remove the shoring box in the construction site.

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