Transportation News

Operation Splash Sandbag Distribution Concludes at Tucson Rodeo Grounds - Hi Corbett Field Location Remains Open

As the region’s monsoon season comes to an end, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Operation Splash Sandbag Operation at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds will conclude on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8 p.m. The site opens at 4 p.m. for people to pick up pre-filled sandbags.

The self-serve sandbag operations in the Hi Corbett Field east parking lot will continue through Friday, September 29, 2017 at noon.

Sentinel Peak Road to "A" Mountain Closed to Pedestrians / Bicyclists / Vehicles

For the next four weekends, Sentinel Peak Road will be closed to pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles to allow crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Street and Traffic Maintenance Division to build retaining walls, repair roadway shoulders and clean and improve drainage culverts on the mountain.

Severe rains in early August caused extensive erosion to the shoulders of the roadway. Since the damage, the roadway has been closed to vehicular traffic, but open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

Traffic Alert - Church Street Lane Closure Downtown

On Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., crews from Tofel Construction will close the north travel lanes of Church Street from Ochoa Street to Broadway Boulevard.  The closure will allow for a crane build overnight. Northbound travel will reopen at approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, September 6, 2017.

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.

 

 

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Water Line Installation and Paving Work

 Beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017 through Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will install water lines on the south side of Grant Road at the Stone Avenue intersection. During this work, northbound and southbound Stone Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction and eastbound Grant Road will be reduced to one through travel lane.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Stone Avenue Travel Lane Restrictions for Water Line Installation

Beginning Thursday, August 10, through Thursday, August 17, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will install new water lines along the west side of Stone Avenue, just south of Grant Road.

Traffic Alert - Broadway Boulevard / Church Avenue Traffic Signal Controller Replacement

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 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 Broadway Boulevard and Church Avenue to replace a damaged traffic signal control cabinet. During the work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be operating. Tucson Police Department officers will direct traffic through the intersection.

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

 

American Public Works Association Recognizes City Transportation Employee and Project

The Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has awarded the 2017 Outstanding Public Works Employee award to Fred Felix, Engineering Administrator for the City of Tucson Department of Transportation. Mr. Felix has worked for the City of Tucson for 21 years, and as Engineering Administrator since 2012. He has provided the knowledge and leadership critical to many award-winning projects such as Kino Parkway/22nd Street Grade-Separated Intersection and Houghton Road Improvements.  Under Mr.

Traffic Alert - Sixth Street/Fourth Avenue Intersection Closure - Rainbow Crosswalks Project

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, Sixth Street at Fourth Avenue will be closed to vehicular travel from 2 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday to allow contractors to paint rainbow-colored crosswalks across Sixth Street. Fourth Avenue travel will be maintained until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017. At that time, the entire intersection will be closed to vehicular travel until 7 a.m. Monday as crews paint rainbow-colored crosswalks on Fourth Avenue. Pedestrian travel at the intersection and Sun Link streetcar operations will not be affected by this work.

Traffic Alert - Storm Drain Cleaning

Ancon Vactor Service, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is scheduled to clean storm drains in several locations on Sunday night, July 30, 2017.  The work will begin at 9 p.m. at the intersection of Country Club Road and Glenn Street and then move to the Stone Avenue Underpass, Palo Verde Avenue and Glenn Street, and finish at Randolph Way just north of Hi Corbett Field.  

Roger Road Closure Update - Oracle Road to Fairview Avenue

Due to recent inclement weather, the Roger Road closure from Oracle Road to Fairview Avenue will remain in effect until Friday afternoon, July 28, 2017.

Crews from Diversified Design and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are working to install a new sewer manhole on Roger Road for the new Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Only local traffic will be allowed access.

Please watch for construction personnel and equipment in the area.

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