Base paving operations on south side of Valencia Road from Wilmot Road to east of the Kolb Road intersection are ongoing, with the anticipated completion date being Sunday, December 9, 2018, at about 5 p.m. Following this work, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin temporary paving in the Valencia Road and Kolb Road intersection to facilitate an upcoming traffic shift. This temporary paving work will begin Sunday, December 9, 2018 at about 10 p.m., through 5 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018.
Pima County Sheriff Deputies will direct travel at the intersection during the temporary paving and subsequent relocation of the traffic signals at the intersection. Motorists can expect major delays during this work.
Once the temporary paving is complete in the intersection, all traffic on Valencia Road – east and west of Kolb Road will shift from the north side of Valencia Road to the south side of Valencia Road onto the new asphalt. The traffic shift is anticipated to take place about noon on Monday, December 10, 2018.
The traffic shift on Valencia Road will allow crews to begin the underground utility improvements on the north side of Valencia Road – east and west of Kolb 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.
This project is part of the $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan. The RTA is a special taxing district with a mission to deliver transportation projects that improve our region’s mobility, safety and environment. District voters approved the 20-year RTA plan in 2006. To date, the RTA’s transportation project investments of over $1 billion, generated by the RTA’s half-cent excise tax, are working to support the region’s economic vitality and improve your quality of life.