The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Valencia Road - Wilmot Road to Kolb Road improvement project. The event will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Kolb Road and Valencia Road intersection.
City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, RTA Board Chair Mike Hammond, City of Tucson Vice-Mayor Shirley Scott and Project Manager for KE&G Jim Olson, will help commemorate the completion of this project.
This project included improvements that increased roadway capacity and enhanced safety along the corridor. Valencia Road was widened to six lanes that extend roughly one-mile east and west of Kolb Road. This project also includes new bike lanes, sidewalks, drainage structures, lighting, traffic signals and landscaping. The addition of two ramps and indirect left turns were designed to help alleviate congestion in this corridor as this is one of the busiest intersections in Tucson. This project was completed on schedule in 12 months.
The RTA is a state-established political subdivision within Pima County that collects a half-cent excise tax from the RTA’s special taxing district. The tax funds the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan, which voters in the district approved in May 2006 along with the excise tax. To date, the RTA has invested over $1 billion in the region to deliver transportation projects and services that improve our region’s mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life. This project was managed by the City of Tucson Transportation Department. Please visit www.RTAmobility.com for more information.