Transportation News

Old Pueblo Gran Prix - Travel Information

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Downtown Tucson will host the Fourth Annual Old Pueblo Grand Prix. The first of four races begins at 3:15 p.m. and utilizes Church Avenue, Pennington Street, Stone Avenue, Council Street, Meyer Avenue, and Washington Street. There will be a “Fan Fair” located at Jacome Plaza in front of the Main Library. More information on the Old Pueblo Grand Prix may be found at   www.oldpueblograndprix.com/ Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4 - 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Wilmot Road - Broadway to Park Place Drive

89th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade - Travel Information

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, Tucson will host the 89th 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 http://www.tucsonrodeoparade.org .  Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

BROADWAY WORK MOVES TO NIGHTTIME

To lessen the congestion on the traveling public and to stay on schedule, Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will move the crack seal work taking place on Broadway to night hours.  Crack sealing work will take place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

The work on Broadway, from Country Club Road to Wilmot Road is still scheduled to be complete by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, March 3 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Broadway - Country Club Road to Wilmot Road

Houghton Road: Irvington Road to Valencia Road

VALENCIA ROAD PAVING

On Monday, February 17, 2014, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Hunter Contracting will be paving Valencia Road at Houghton Road.

Valencia Road will be closed to travel from Houghton Road west to Frost Drive. The paving work is scheduled to be complete in one day. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northbound and southbound travel on Houghton Road at this location will not be restricted. Motorists needing access to Valencia Road west of Frost Drive are asked to use Rita Road to Nexus Road.

'Light The Night' Bicycle Campaign

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again partnering with the Living Streets Alliance and the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to sponsor a “Light the Night” bicycle light distribution campaign. 

Bicycle lights will be installed on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. until supplies last, at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Dakota Street, just west of Apollo Middle School, 265 West Nebraska St. 

Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 14 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Speedway Boulevard - Wilmot Road to Kolb Road

St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street I-10 to Church Avenue Roadway Improvement Project

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, the contractor will switch traffic control from the temporary traffic signals to the new permanent traffic signals at the Granada Avenue and St. Mary’s Road intersection. During the work and until the new traffic signals are in operation, Tucson Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection. The work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and be complete by 3 p.m.

St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street I-10 to Church Avenue Roadway Improvement ProjectTraffic Signal Control Changes at Houghton Road and Broadway Intersection

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m., the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Borderland Construction will switch traffic control from the old traffic signals to the new temporary traffic signals at the Houghton Road and Broadway intersection. During the work and until the new temporary traffic signals are in operation, Tucson Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection. The switch-over is scheduled to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day.

Glenn Street Chip Seal - Craycroft Road to Sahuara Avenue

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Western Emulsions will begin a chip seal project on Glenn Street from Craycroft Road to Sahuara Avenue.

TDOT crews have prepared the roadway for the chip seal application by repairing potholes and sweeping the roadway. At about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, crews will begin the chip seal process. The work is scheduled to be complete by 3 p.m. the same day.

Downtown Weekend Events - Travel Information

Downtown Tucson will be the host of the 19th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 21, 2013. The parade will stage on 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at 17th Street and Stone Avenue and proceeds Stone Avenue, turns east on Ochoa Street to Scott Avenue, then turns east on 12th Street to Sixth Avenue and ends at Sixth Avenue and 13th Street by Armory Park.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Wednesday, December 18 through Friday, January 3 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glenn Street - Oracle Road to Alvernon Way

Fourth Avenue Street Fair - Travel Information

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 13, 2013 and is open daily through the weekend from 10 a.m., until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.  For both your safety and your pet’s safety, pets are not allowed at the Street Fair.  Parking for this event with free shuttle service is provided from either the Main Gate Square Garages (Euclid Avenue at First Street, or Tyndall Avenue at

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