On Monday, October 8, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., eastbound and westbound traffic on Broadway will shift to the north side of the roadway between Houghton and Harrison roads. Since the start of the project on September 17, 2018, crews have been salvaging landscaping and grading the north shoulder area of Broadway to install a temporary travel lane for this traffic shift. Shifting traffic to the north side of Broadway will allow crews to begin the excavation work to install underground drainage structures and new waterlines from Houghton Road to Harrison Road.
This traffic shift is scheduled to be in place through February 2019. During this work, those traveling in the area should expect the following:
- One travel lane in each direction on Broadway will be maintained between Houghton and Harrison roads
- Access to side streets on the south side of Broadway between Houghton and Harrison roads will be maintained, however there may be intermittent restrictions as work progresses through the area
- Access to side streets on the north side of Broadway between Houghton and Harrison roads will not be impacted during this phase of work
- Through travel and turn movements will be maintained at the Houghton and Harrison road intersections
KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is working to improve Broadway from Camino Seco to Houghton Road. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The speed limit in the construction zone has been reduced to 25 mph and motorists can expect delays while traveling through the work zone. Please be cautious of equipment and construction personnel in the work areas. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The project improvements include widening the road to four lanes with median islands and landscaping, new storm drain systems, new sidewalks, street lights, water harvesting features and public art.
The project is part of the $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan, which will be implemented through 2026. The multimodal plan, nearly halfway through implementation includes roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements. This project is managed by the City of Tucson. Details about the RTA plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com