Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), began work today to improve the roadway conditions on Speedway Boulevard from Main Avenue to Second Avenue, which is just west of Euclid Avenue. The pavement improvement project is part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.

The project began with crews lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. This work will take place each day through Friday, August 29, 2014. Work hours are 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the utility lowering phase of the project at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, crews will begin milling (removing asphalt) and repaving Speedway Boulevard. The milling and repaving is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, September 11, 2014. The milling and paving operations will take place at night from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. At least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained during this work.

Residential and business access will be maintained at all times during the project, except for when heavy equipment is directly in front of a driveway. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area. The schedule is subject to change due to equipment malfunction or inclement weather.

More information on the Road Recovery Program can be found at or by calling (520) 837-6686.