Transportation News

91st Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Tucson will host the 91st Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.  The Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Ajo Way and Park Avenue, travels south on Park Avenue to Irvington Road, then turns west on Irvington Road and ends at Sixth Avenue. More information on the Rodeo Parade may be found at www.tucsonrodeoparade.com.  Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Pennington Street Realignment at Toole Avenue

On Monday, February 22, 2016, Day's Excavating will begin work on the realignment of Pennington Street at Toole Avenue.  Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. There will also be occasional night work. Pennington Street will be closed at Toole Avenue. At least one travel lane on Toole Avenue will be open in each direction at all times during the project. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times; the sidewalk on at least one side of Toole will remain open. The project is scheduled to be complete mid-May.

22nd Street – Wilmot Road to Kolb Road Sidewalk Improvements

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin sidewalk improvements along 22nd Street between Wilmot Road and Kolb Road. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work is scheduled to be complete in mid-March 2016.

Crews are improving curb access ramps to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. During the work, there will be curb lane travel restrictions in place. 

Sixth Avenue Reopens Between Sixth Street and Seventh Street

SCHEDULED STREET CLOSURE FOR CRANE OPERATIONS CANCELLED 

Sixth Avenue from Sixth Street to Seventh Street has reopened to two way travel following work yesterday to remove storm water from a utility trench just north of Seventh Street. Work crews from Century Link continue to relocate their existing facilities at this location as part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project.

Sixth Avenue Closed North of Downtown

Sixth Avenue from Sixth Street to Seventh Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic until further notice to allow work crews to pump out storm water from a utility trench just north of Seventh Street. Northbound traffic from the Sixth Avenue underpass is being diverted to eastbound and westbound Seventh Street. Southbound travel on Sixth Avenue from Sixth Street is prohibited. 

Pedestrian access on Sixth Avenue is not affected by the closure. Businesses adjacent to Sixth Avenue are open with parking available on Seventh Street. 

Repaving Projects

Corona Road – Tucson Boulevard to Country Club Road
Country Club Road – Los Reales Road to Drexel Road

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin milling (removing asphalt) and repaving Corona Road from Tucson Boulevard to Country Club Road. Crews will work at night Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. During this work at least one travel lane in each direction will be maintained.

Optical Vehicle Detection Camera Installation at Various Intersections

OPTICAL VEHICLE DETECTION CAMERA INSTALLATION

VARIOUS INTERSECTIONS

On Monday, January 25, 2016, Contractor’s West, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin installing Optical Vehicle Detection (OVD) cameras at 12 various signalized intersections within the City of Tucson.  Work hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The traveling public can anticipate lane restrictions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Campbell Avenue - Glenn Street to Grant Road Fog Seal

TRAFFIC ALERT

CAMPBELL AVENUE – GLENN STREET TO GRANT ROAD

FOG SEAL

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin fog sealing Campbell Avenue between Glenn Street and Grant Road. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. During the work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.

Road Recovery Resurfacing Project

Campbell Avenue – Ft. Lowell Road to Glenn Street
22nd Street – Tucson Boulevard to Alvernon Way

On Sunday, January 10, 2016, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin milling and paving operations on Campbell Avenue from Ft. Lowell Road to Glenn Street.

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