Final paving operations on Valencia Road west of Kolb Road are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 and last through the end of the day on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Crews plan to begin paving at 5:30 a.m. each day. There will be intermittent travel lane restrictions on both eastbound and westbound Valencia Road during the work.
Also beginning on Monday, June 17, 2019, left turns from northbound Kolb Road to westbound Valencia will be prohibited. A temporary detour will be in place through the end of July 2019. Motorists who want to travel west on Valencia from northbound Kolb Road are advised to turn left at Littletown Road and turn right on Wilmot Road to access Valencia Road.
Improvements to Valencia Road, including the intersection with Kolb Road, will increase roadway capacity and enhance safety along the corridor. The project will the widen Valencia Road, roughly one mile east and west of Kolb Road to six lanes. The project includes new bike lanes, sidewalks, drainage structures, lighting, traffic signals and landscaping.
The Regional Transportation Authority 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 is managed by the City of Tucson. Please visit www.RTAmobility.com for more information.