On Monday, February 11, 2019, work will begin to beautify the median islands on Tucson Boulevard between Valencia Road and Drexel Road. Crews will replace landscape irrigation and decorative rock in the median islands. The improvements will take place in three segments:
Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 22 - Tucson Boulevard from Valencia Road to Ginter Road
Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 8 - Tucson Boulevard from Ginter Road to Bilby Road
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 29 - Tucson Boulevard from Bilby Road to Drexel Road
The first set of roadway improvement projects associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program are set to begin Monday, February 11, 2019.
The first phase of the project will include reconstructing and repaving Starr Pass Boulevard from Lost Starr Drive to the Mission Road bridge interchange and La Cholla Boulevard from Starr Pass Boulevard to Ajo Way.
Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will conduct asphalt patching work on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road intersection and pothole patching at the Golf Links Road bridge over Alvernon Way.
To minimize the impact to the traveling public, the work will take place from approximately 3 a.m. to about 6 a.m. tomorrow.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and its contractor, KE&G Construction, have scheduled new water line connection tie-ins on Broadway between Houghton Road and Harrison Road. During this work, various side street access to and from Broadway will not be allowed.
Beginning at approximately 3 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing overnight temperatures. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Tucson is providing a free shuttle service for visitors to the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase. The GemRide shuttle system connects to 43 shows from 36 stops on four inter-connected routes. Returning this year is the Downtown Gem Loop, which connects convenient parking in the Downtown area with 17 shows stretching from south of 22nd Street and Interstate 10 to the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) and then to shows near the Tucson Metro Chamber at 465 W. St.
The first roadway improvement project associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program is set to begin following the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. To celebrate the start of the Better Streets Program, the City of Tucson will host a kick-off event on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
This event will give those in attendance an opportunity to see the first areas of roadways to be improved as part of the Prop 101 Better Streets Program.
On Sunday, January 20, 2019, The Women’s March will happen downtown. Road closures will be in place for this event, listed below. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures. Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible.
Beginning at 10 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m., the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic:
Between 10 am and 4 pm, closures will be as follows –
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fifth Avenue will be closed from 10th Street to Congress Street, and Toole Avenue will be closed at Congress Street to Fifth Avenue to accommodate Dillinger Days activities. Parking garage access will be maintained.
Vice-Mayor Richard Fimbres and the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will unveil a new pedestrian crossing on Bilby Road, just west of Campbell Avenue at Sunnyside High School on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The ribbon-cutting event will take place at 11 a.m. at the new crosswalk on Bilby Road next to Sunnyside High School.
The new safety device is a pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon intended to increase the visibility of uncontrolled marked crosswalks.
On Monday, January 7, 2019, work will begin to improve Houghton Road from the Union Pacific Railroad south to Interstate 10. Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin the project with the placement of concrete barriers along the west side of the existing Houghton Road travel lanes.
Crews will then start the underground utility improvements and roadway construction on the west side of Houghton Road, while maintaining the current travel lanes on the existing roadway.
On Monday, January 7, 2019, Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin work to improve the at-grade storm grates on Ajo Way just east of Sixth Avenue. Work will take place Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The project is scheduled to be complete in mid-February. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be open during this work. Message boards are in place to notify the traveling public of the upcoming restrictions.
Base paving operations on west side of Kolb Road north and south of Valencia Road are ongoing and scheduled to be complete on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Following the paving work, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin relocating the traffic signals at the Kolb Road and Valencia Road intersection in advance of shifting traffic from the east side of Kolb Road to the west side of Kolb Road.
With final paving operations complete at the Grant Road and Oracle Road intersection, crews with Southern Arizona Paving and Construction will begin final striping work at the intersection and the intersection approaches.
The work will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, December 16, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.