Transportation News

Belvedere Avenue and Ralph Avenue Closure at Grant Road

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be inspecting storm drain culverts in conjunction with the Grant Road Improvement Project. The traveling public should expect the following traffic impacts:

  • Belvedere Avenue at Grant Road will be CLOSED from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists can access Grant Road via Ralph Avenue.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, TDOT will work at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Grant Road. The traveling public should expect the following impacts:

Traffic Control Change - Tanque Verde Road, Wilmot Road, Pima Street

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Clear Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will power down the electrical system feeding the traffic signals at the Tanque Verde Road, Wilmot Road, Pima Street intersection. Crews will then install new traffic signals as part of the improvement project.

Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work, officers from the Tucson Police Department will be stationed at the intersection to help direct traffic until the traffic signals are reactivated.

Old Spanish Trail - Houghton Road to 22nd Street Reconstruction

On Monday, March 28, 2016 Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation TDOT, is scheduled to begin work on Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street.

Old Spanish Trail will be reconstructed in four phases. One lane of travel in each direction will be maintained during the work.

Traffic Signal Outage - Broadway Boulevard and Columbus Boulevard

Traffic signals at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Columbus Boulevard are currently non-functioning. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division are on-site rewiring and repairing the signals. Temporary stop signs are in place; motorists should treat the intersection as a four-way stop.  The completion time for this repair is not known at this time.

Motorists should expect delays. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area.

 

Toole Avenue - Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue Travel Lane Closure

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Toole Avenue from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews from Day’s Excavating, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be paving this section of Toole Avenue. Flaggers will help direct motorists through the work zone.

AC Marriott Hotel Construction

Construction is progressing on the new AC Marriott Hotel in Downtown Tucson on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. In order to facilitate concrete delivery, some modifications to the traffic control set-up hours will be necessary.  Below are the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this construction this week. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures.

Alvernon Way - Pima Street to Speedway Boulevard

Weekend Southbound Travel Lane Closure

The southbound curb travel lane on Alvernon Way is closed to traffic from Pima Street to Speedway Boulevard throughout the weekend. Due to equipment malfunction, only half of the travel lane was milled leaving an uneven asphalt surface. For the safety of the traveling public, the lane will be closed until mid-morning Monday, March 14, 2016. Residential and business access will be maintained during the weekend closure. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving in the area. 

Fords on Fourth

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fords on Fourth Car Show on Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Further information about the Fords on Fourth may be found at www.fourthavenue.org. Below are the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Kolb Road - Golf Links Road to Valencia Road Repaving Project

On Monday, March 14, 2016, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin milling (removing asphalt) and paving operations on Kolb Road from Golf Links Road to approximately one-half mile north of Valencia Road. The milling and repaving work is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, March 31, 2016. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this work at least one travel lane in each direction will be maintained.

Toole Avenue - Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

Beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2016 through Thursday, March 24, 2016, Toole Avenue from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Thursday nights. Crews from Day's Excavating, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install underground electrical conduit and landscape sleeving during the travel lane restrictions. Flaggers will help direct motorists through the work zone. On Friday and Saturday nights two-way travel will be allowed on this section of Toole Avenue.

Valencia Road/Palo Verde Road Intersection - Tucson Electric Power Work

On Monday, March 7, 2016, Tucson Police officers will direct travel through the Valencia Road and Palo Verde Road intersection to allow Tucson Electric Power Co. crews to perform electrical maintenance. The traffic signals at the intersection will be out of operation from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Houghton Road and 22nd Street Intersection Closure

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Borderland Construction will temporarily close the Houghton Road and 22nd Street intersection to allow work crews to relocate traffic signals and shift traffic to the west side of the roadway.

Work hours for the traffic signal relocation and traffic shift will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The complete closure of the intersection is scheduled to take place between the above work hours for approximately two hours.

Tucson Police officers will direct travel at the intersection during the work.

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