Transportation News

Repaving Project: Alvernon Way – Speedway Blvd. to 22nd St.

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Alvernon Way from Speedway Boulevard to 22nd Street on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in preparation of an upcoming repaving project. The utility lowering work is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, August 10, 2017. Crews will work Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Tucson Department of Transportation Operation Splash - Sandbag Distribution Sites - Rodeo Grounds and Hi Corbett

To assist residents with property protection from potential flooding due to monsoon storms, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will distribute free sandbags in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Avenue every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

In addition to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, a self-serve sandbag site is now open in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park. At this location, residents should bring their own shovel and will fill their own sandbags.

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 approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 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 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.

 

Tucson Department of Transportation Operation Splash Sandbag Distribution Site Will Open to the Public

To assist residents with property protection from potential flooding due to monsoon storms, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation will open its sandbag distribution site on Friday, July 14, 2017, in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please see the attached map for more details.

Roger Road Closure - Oracle Road to Fairview Avenue

Roger Road will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, July 7, 2017 from Oracle Road to Fairview Avenue through approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Crews from Diversified Design and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will work to install a new sewer manhole 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.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Utility Line Installation

On Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install utility lines across side streets along the south side of Grant Road. Work will begin at Fourth Avenue and progress east towards Second Avenue. Crews will work from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. During this time, side streets along the south side of Grant Road between Fourth Avenue and Second Avenue will be closed temporarily. Resident and business access will be maintained from surrounding side streets.

Road Recovery Bond Program / Plumer Avenue - Medina Road to Elvira Road - Roadway Reconstruction Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to repave Plumer Avenue from Medina Road to Elvira Road. Crews will begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Plumer Avenue on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 with milling and paving work scheduled to begin on Monday, July 10, 2017. This repaving project is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Sewer Line Installation

Beginning on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 through mid-July, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new sewer lines across Seventh Avenue and Estrella Avenue at Grant Road, and north along Estrella Avenue. Crews will work 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - First Avenue / Euclid Avenue Storm Drain Work Rescheduled

The installation of a new storm drain along First Avenue/Euclid Avenue at Grant Road scheduled for this week has been rescheduled for mid-July. The following work is still on schedule.

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., crews will install temporary traffic signals at the Park Avenue and Grant Road intersection. During this work, Tucson Police officers will be onsite to help direct traffic.

Broadway Closure Downtown - Between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue - Complete Removal of Tower Crane

Work crews were unable to complete the removal of the tower crane on top of the AC Hotel by Marriott on Broadway and Fifth Avenue, so to complete the work, Broadway from Sixth Avenue to Fifth Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 through approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Utility Work / Traffic Signal Installation

On Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install a storm drain along First/Euclid Avenue at Grant Road, weather permitting. During the work, northbound and southbound First/Euclid Avenue will be reduced to one through lane in each direction. Traffic will be shifted around the work areas and left turn movements will be permitted.

Broadway Closure Downtown - Between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue

Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 through approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 to allow work crews to remove the tower crane on top of the AC Hotel by Marriott on Broadway and Fifth Avenue.  The road closure will accommodate a large crane on Broadway that will be used to dismantle and remove the tower crane currently on top of the hotel.

Congress Street / Stone Avenue Intersection - Traffic Signal Disruption

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 7 a.m. to noon, Tucson Electric Power Co. crews will conduct maintenance activities in an underground vault near the intersection of Congress Street and Stone Avenue. During this maintenance work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation. Stop signs will be in place for southbound Stone Avenue traffic and westbound Congress Street traffic.

Tucson Bike Share Program Moving Forward - Equipment Provider and Operator Selected

The City of Tucson recently signed a contract with Shift Transit to operate the public bike share system that is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2017.  Bike share is an innovative transit solution that gives subscribers 24/7 access to a network of bicycles through automated, self-service kiosks located throughout the community. The bike share equipment and technology will be provided by PBSC Urban Solutions, a leader in bike-sharing solutions. They have deployed over 50,000 bikes in numerous cities, including Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and Honolulu.  

Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II - Stone to Park - Underground Utility Work/Traffic Signal Installation - Travel Lane Restrictions

On Monday, June 19, 2017, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will conduct underground utility work on Seventh Avenue at Grant Road. During the work, Seventh Avenue will be closed at Grant Road. Business and residential access will be maintained from Stone and Sixth Avenues.

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