Transportation News

Traffic Alert - Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Euclid Avenue and Stone Avenue Curb Installation

Travel lane restrictions will be in place on Euclid Avenue and on Stone Avenue for the next two weeks to allow for crews to install new curb along Euclid Avenue south of Grant Road and on Stone Avenue south of Grant Road, as part of the Grant Road Improvement Project from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue.

On Monday, November 6, 2017 through Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, northbound Euclid Avenue, south of Grant Road will be reduced to one travel lane.

All Souls Procession - Parking

This year’s All Souls Procession will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m.  The route begins on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard, proceeds south to St Mary’s Road, where it turns left toward Bonita Avenue. On Bonita Avenue, it turns south and proceeds to Congress Street and the Finale grounds.

There are limited parking lot spots available at the gathering point (Grande and Speedway) and in surrounding neighborhoods. The public is asked not to park in Barrio Hollywood, Menlo Park, or other neighborhoods near the Procession.

All Souls Procession - Travel Information

Barrio Hollywood and the Menlo Park Neighborhood will be the site of the 28th annual All Souls Procession on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  The 2017 route parallels the Santa Cruz River. The procession begins at 6 p.m. on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard, turns left on St. Mary’s Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue. It flows around the Garden of Gethsemane toward the Finale Site, situated between the river and the Mercado San Agustin.

Traffic Alert - Scott Avenue Closed - Pennington to Congress

The three-month-long streetscape project to improve Scott Avenue between Pennington Street and Congress Street downtown is nearing completion as crews are scheduled to mill (remove asphalt) the existing roadway, reconstruct the subgrade and repave Scott Avenue.

On Friday, November 3, 2017 at about 10 p.m., Scott Avenue will be closed to travel from Pennington Street to Congress Street. Repaving the roadway is scheduled to be complete by 5 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Grant Rd Phases III/IV - Alvernon to Swan Utility Potholing - West of Country Club, to East of Swan

Design work for the Grant Road Improvement Project, Phases III and IV – Alvernon Way to Swan Road continues to progress.  Beginning on Monday, October 23rd through Wednesday, November 22nd, the contractor will conduct pothole operations.  Intermittent travel restrictions along Grant Road will occur during daytime and evening hours from west of Country Club (Sparkman Boulevard) to east of Swan Road (Venice Place).  Some adjacent side streets in this area will also have intermittent restrictions. 

Traffic Alert - Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Northbound Stone Avenue Weekend Closure at Grant Road - Through Travel Prohibited at Grant Road

Through travel on Stone Avenue at Grant Road will be prohibited beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 through 4 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Northbound Stone Avenue will be open to local traffic at Drachman Street. No through traffic will be permitted at the Grant Road intersection. The designated detour route for northbound traffic will be eastbound and westbound on Drachman Street; however, local traffic needing access to residents and businesses in the area will be permitted to travel north on Stone Avenue to Sahuaro Street.

Traffic Alert - Westbound Golf Links Road / Alvernon Way On-Ramp Closure

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, at about 2 a.m., the Alvernon Way on-ramp from westbound Golf Links Road will be closed to motorists so that City of Tucson Department of Transportation crews can remove and replace the overhead directional sign. The on-ramp is scheduled to reopen at about noon the same day.

To access Alvernon Way from westbound Golf Links Road, motorists can use the Aviation Parkway on-ramp from westbound Golf Links Road and turn right on Dodge Boulevard and turn right on 38th Street to Alvernon Way.

Traffic Alert - Anklam Road / Greasewood Road Intersection - Traffic Signal Pole Replacement

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m., crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will shut down power at the intersection of Anklam Road and Greasewood Road to replace the traffic signal pole on the southeast corner.  During the work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be operating and left turns will be restricted. Stop signs will be in place.

Please use caution when traveling through this area and watch for work crews and personnel.

 

Repair Work Complete on Sentinel Peak Road to "A" Mountain

On Monday, October 9, 2017, at 8 a.m., Sentinel Peak Road to “A” Mountain will reopen to motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) crews have completed drainage improvements, built retaining walls, repaired the erosion to the roadway shoulders and resurfaced the parking on the mountain.

The roadway has been closed for several weeks following severe rains in early August. During the closure, TDOT crews also crack sealed Sentinel Peak Road.

 

Traffic Alert - Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Southbound Stone Avenue Weekend Closure at Grant Road Through Travel Prohibited at Grant Road

Through travel on Stone Avenue at Grant Road will be prohibited beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 through 4 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Southbound Stone Avenue will be closed at Glenn Street. No through traffic will be permitted at the Grant Road intersection. The designated detour route for southbound traffic will be eastbound and westbound on Glenn Street; however, local traffic needing access to residents and businesses in the area will be permitted to travel south on Stone Avenue to Alturus Street.

Traffic Alert - West-Bound Speedway Boulevard Lane Closures at Country Club Road

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, between 5 a.m. and noon, crews from Century Link will close two west-bound lanes of Speedway Boulevard at Country Club Road for emergency work.  One lane will remain open for traffic.

Message boards will be in place to alert motorists to the closure. 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.

Traffic Alert - Westbound Golf Links Road / Aviation Parkway On-Ramp Closure

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at about 2 a.m., the Aviation on-ramp from westbound Golf Links Road will be closed to motorists so that City of Tucson Department of Transportation crews can remove and replace the overhead directional sign. The on-ramp is scheduled to reopen at about 11 a.m. the same day.

Motorists can use the Alvernon Way on-ramp from westbound Golf Links Road and cross Alvernon Way to access Aviation Parkway.

Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews in the area.

Traffic Alert - Sixth Street Closure - Highland Avenue to Martin Avenue - U of A Friday Football

To accommodate the increase in pedestrian activity and for the safety of the traveling public around Arizona Stadium for the University of Arizona football game Friday night, Sixth Street will be closed to motor vehicles from Highland Avenue to Martin Avenue from approximately 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday, September 22, 2017.

There will also be travel lane restrictions on Sixth Street from Campbell Avenue to Martin Avenue and from Euclid Avenue to Highland Avenue from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Traffic Alert - Westbound Golf Links Road Aviation Parkway / Alvernon Way Exit Ramp

On September 23, 2017 at about 2 a.m., travel restrictions will be in place on westbound Golf Links Road at the Aviation Parkway and Alvernon Way exit ramp so that crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) can remove and replace the overhead directional sign. The work is scheduled to be complete by 11 a.m. the same day.

Access to the Aviation Parkway and Alvernon Way exit ramp will be maintained, but the traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work zone. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews in the area.

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