Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Drachman Street Closure East of Stone Avenue

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to reconstruct Drachman Street east of Stone Avenue. This work will require the contractor to close Drachman Street from Stone Avenue east to Seventh Avenue. The closure will begin on Monday, February 6, 2017 at about 3 a.m. The reconstruction of this section of Drachman Street is scheduled to be complete and reopened to travel by Monday, February 27, 2017. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

This work is part of the Stone Avenue – Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project that began on June 2016. Improvements include new underground water lines and landscape irrigation, as well as a new underground drainage structure at Stone Avenue and Mabel Street. The project will also include new median islands, curbs, sidewalks with curb access ramps, driveways, street lighting, traffic signals, bus pullouts and a new asphalt roadway. The project is scheduled to be complete in April 2017.

The traveling public can expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

The construction cost of the project is $2.5 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 the RTA Plan, visit http://www.rtamobility.com/