Transportation News

Road Recovery Bond Program - Valencia Road - Alvernon Way to Campbell Avenue Reconstruction Start Date Rescheduled

With rain in the forecast Sunday night and Monday, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have rescheduled the start of the reconstruction of Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to just west of Campbell Avenue to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Paving operations are now scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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), will begin reconstructing Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to just west of Campbell Avenue beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Helen Street Closure at Stone

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work on Helen Street east of Stone Avenue on Friday, January 20, 2017. This work will require the contractor to close Helen Street at Stone Avenue at approximately 5 a.m. The work on Helen Street is scheduled to be complete by Monday, February 6, 2017. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Dillinger Days - Toole Avenue / Fifth Street Closures

Dillinger Days weekend begins with the Dillinger Speakeasy at Hotel Congress on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Toole Avenue from Congress Street to Fifth Street, and Fifth Street from Congress Street to Toole Avenue will be closed from approximately 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information and a schedule of events, please visit:  http://hotelcongress.com/events/january/

Kolb Road/Sabino Canyon Road Connection Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 The roadway improvements to connect Sabino Canyon Road south of Tanque Verde Road to Kolb Road are finished and the public is invited to celebrate the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the dedication of the new Airmen Memorial Bridge over the Pantano Wash. 

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Chair Ed Honea, Tucson Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham, Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, and other area dignitaries will be on hand to commemorate the completion of the roadway. 

Congress Street - Bonita Avenue - Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Installed

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division, completed installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) across Congress Street, west of Bonita Avenue.  This RRFB is the first of its kind in Tucson, although others have been in use throughout Arizona for a few years.  This solar powered device is a pedestrian warning device.  Pedestrians press a button, causing yellow lights to flash, alerting drivers to their presence.

Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - Mabel Street Closure at Stone Avenue

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin drainage work on Mabel Street east of Stone Avenue on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. This work will require the contractor to close Mabel Street at Stone Avenue at approximately 7 a.m. The work on Mabel Street is scheduled to be complete in several weeks. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

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.

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