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.

Crews are installing underground electrical conduit at the Campbell Avenue and Valencia Road intersection. Crews are also lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to 12th Avenue, which will be followed by milling (removing asphalt) and repaving from Alvernon Way to just west of Campbell Avenue.

To expedite the work, crews will work both daytime and nighttime hours, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. Day work will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and night work will be 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The updated schedule is below and is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 through Friday, January 13, 2017 – Utility lowerings.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016 – Underground electrical work at the Campbell/Valencia intersection.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Milling/Paving.

During this work, travel lane restrictions will be in place. During the intersection electrical work there will be only one eastbound and one westbound travel lane open on Valencia Road. During the utility adjustments and milling and paving there will be two travel lanes open in each direction on Valencia Road.

Business and residential access will be maintained at all times during the project. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in the work areas.

Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in these work areas.
The Road Recovery Bond Program is a voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program. More information on the Road Recovery Bond Program can be found at or by calling (520) 837-6686. To view the Road Recovery Project Status map visit