Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Stone Avenue Closure - Final Paving

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, both northbound and southbound travel on Stone Avenue at Speedway Boulevard will be prohibited to allow crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), to complete the final paving at the intersection. The Stone Avenue closure will be in place from approximately 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Eastbound and westbound travel on Speedway Boulevard at Stone Avenue will be allowed, but travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Speedway Boulevard. Pedestrian access will be limited at the intersection.

Motorists are encouraged to use Main Avenue or Sixth Avenue as detour routes.

This work is part of the Stone Avenue – Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project that began in 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/