Transportation News

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Game Block Party - Toole Avenue Closure

Downtown Tucson will be the host of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Game Block Party, presented by Barrio Brewing Company, on Toole Avenue between Pennington and Hotel Congress from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The Block Party will include live music, food, beer, a Ferris Wheel, carnival games and more. This event precedes the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl game on December 30, 2016. Pep Squads and bands from the participating schools (Air Force and South Alabama) will participate. Toole Avenue between Pennington and Fifth Avenue will close at approximately 8 a.m.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Valencia Road - Alvernon Way to 12th Avenue

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have started work to improve Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to 12th Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Rosemont Boulevard - Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street Final Paving

Crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin final paving operations on Rosemont Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street. Paving will take place from Tuesday, December 20, 2016 through Thursday, December 22, 2016. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Landscape Work - 12th Avenue - Bilby Road to Nebraska Street

On Monday, December 19, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be landscaping and trimming vegetation on 12th Avenue between Bilby Road and Nebraska Street. The work will take place in the median islands, sidewalk areas and shoulders of the roadway. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  One travel lane in each direction will be closed during the work. The work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, December 30, 2016. Electronic message boards will be in place to alert motorists of this work.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Valencia Road - Alvernon Way to Campbell Avenue

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to just west of Campbell Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Rosemont Boulevard - Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street - Southbound Rosemont Boulevard Lane Closure

For the safety of the traveling public and workers from Borderland Construction Co., which is under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), southbound Rosemont Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard to Fifth Street will be closed to travel on Friday, December 9, 2016 from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to the narrow width of this section of Rosemont Boulevard, the travel lane will be closed so that crews can safely prep the roadway for asphalt paving. Northbound travel on Rosemont Boulevard will not be affected during this work.

Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street - Traffic Shift

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, from about 10 p.m. to midnight, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift overhead traffic signal heads at the Stone Avenue intersections of Speedway Boulevard and Drachman Street. During this work Tucson Police officers will assist with directing motorists through both intersections.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair - Sun Link Streetcar Temporary Route Adjustments

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 9, 2016 and is open daily through Sunday December 11, 2016 from 10 a.m., until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.

Silverbell Road - Goret Road to Grant Road Widening - Project Complete

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will raise manhole covers and water valve covers flush with the new asphalt surface. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and is scheduled to complete by 5 p.m. the same day. Travel lane restrictions will be in place through 7 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 to allow the concrete rings around the manhole covers to cure.

Tucson Department of Transportation Initiates Operation Freeze

Beginning at approximately 1 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures tonight. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.

Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Southbound Stone Avenue One Travel Lane

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will close the southbound turn bay at Stone Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. The closure will begin on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at about 5 a.m. The reconstruction of this lane on Stone Avenue is scheduled to be complete and reopened to travel by Thursday, December 8, 2016. Left turn movements will be allowed from the southbound through lane. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Road Recovery Bond Program Crack Seal/Fog Seal Schedule

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are continuing work to crack seal, fog seal and asphalt patch roadways associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

Because of the forecasted nighttime temperatures the work will take place during the day. Crews are working Monday through Friday, with some weekend work. The dates, work hours and locations where the improvements will take place are:

Landscape Work - 12th Avenue - Bilby Road to Santa Paula Street

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be landscaping and trimming bushes on 12th Avenue between Bilby Road and Santa Paula Street. The work will take place in the median islands, sidewalk areas and shoulders of the roadway. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  One travel lane in each direction will be closed during the work. The work is scheduled to be complete by Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Electronic message boards will be in place to alert motorists of this work.

Traffic Alert - Grant Road and I-10

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at approximately 4 a.m., crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division, will close the median island lane on westbound Grant Road just east of I-10 to weld a storm drain steel grate that has shifted. The lane is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m.

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

Kolb Road: Sabino Canyon Road Connection Project - Sabino Canyon Road Paving

Final paving work on Sabino Canyon Road south of Tanque Verde Road is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Paving operations will take place just south of the bus pullout adjacent to Udall Park to the west entrance of Udall Park. The work will take place tomorrow from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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