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- I-10 (Ruthrauff Road to Prince Road) Widening Project
- Interstate 10 Marsh Station Area Improvement
- Plans for an improved traffic interchange at I-19 and Ajo Way are moving forward
- SR 77 Tangerine Road to Pinal County Line
- Sandario Road to Kinney Road Study
- Valencia Road to Kinney Road Widening Project
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Pima County Road Conditions Info Line
For the latest in Road and Wash Closures in Pima County call (520) 547-7510
City of Tucson Downtown
Old Pueblo Grand Prix Bicycle Race Street Closures
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Downtown Tucson will host the Fourth Annual
Old Pueblo Grand Prix. The first of four races begins at 3:15 p.m. and
utilizes Church Avenue, Pennington Street, Stone Avenue, Council Street,
Meyer Avenue, and Washington Street. There will be a “Fan Fair”
located at Jacome Plaza in front of the Main Library. More information
on the Old Pueblo Grand Prix may be found at
Beginning Saturday, March 8, 2014, at approximately 1 p.m.., Stone Avenue will be closed between Franklin Street/Toole Avenue and Congress Street. Also, Pennington Street between Church Avenue and Stone Avenue will be closed, as will be Church Avenue between Franklin Street and Pennington Street. Alameda Street will be closed between Main Avenue and Scott Avenue. Additionally, Council Street between Stone Avenue and Meyer Avenue and Washington Street between Church Avenue and Meyer Avenue will be closed. All streets should reopen by approximately 10 p.m.
Second Saturdays will also be occurring from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and attendees approaching from the north are encouraged to utilize Sixth Avenue as alternate access into downtown.
Motorists driving in this area may experience traffic delays associated with this event so please plan accordingly. The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in this area. Please watch for event participants, obey all traffic control, and watch for detour signs and personnel providing traffic control.
Paving La Cañada Drive between River Road and Roller Coaster Road
On Monday, March 10, 2014, through March 24, 2014, the Pima County Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority and their contractor, Select Development & Construction, Inc., will be paving on La Cañada Drive between River Road and Roller Coaster Road.
Phase 1 of the paving:
Traffic for north- and southbound lanes will be split and the contractor will begin work on the middle section of the roadway on La Cañada Drive from River Road to Roller Coaster Drive. Work will consist of milling, reconstructing and paving.
Phase II of the paving:
Traffic will be shifted to the east side of La Cañada Drive (northbound lanes) once phase 1 is done and will remain in this configuration while crews work on the west half of La Cañada Drive (southbound lanes).
All businesses will remain accessible and all emergency vehicles will have access during weekend closures
City of Tucson Downtown Links
St. Mary's Road Travel Lane Restrictions
On Monday, March 10, 2014, St. Mary’s Road will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction from the westbound I-10 frontage road to Church Avenue. This restriction will be in place while the contractor completes street lighting and landscape installation. This work is scheduled to be complete at the end of this month.
Left turn movements at the intersection of Granada Avenue and St. Mary’s Road will be maintained. Access to Davis Elementary Road will be maintained, as well as all side street access.
The final layer of pavement is scheduled to be placed at the end of this month. The final roadway striping will be installed along the roadway in late April, after the asphalt pavement has had time to cure.
The $7.3 million RTA-funded project began in November 2012. The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The RTA has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. While funded through the RTA, the above projects will be managed by TDOT.
City of Tucson
Houghton Road: Broadway to 22nd St.
The Houghton Road - Broadway to 22nd Street widening project is being
designed and will be constructed as work on the Houghton Road and
Broadway intersection is concluding. The intersection improvement
project began in November 2013 and is scheduled to be complete in May
2014. The Houghton Road - Broadway to 22nd Street widening project is
scheduled to begin in spring 2014 and is anticipated to take 18 months
Improvements include: widening Houghton Road to a curbed six-lane
roadway; dual left-turn lanes; dedicated right-turn lanes; new and
upgraded traffic signals and lighting; bus pullouts; drainage
improvements; rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation; bicycle and
pedestrian facilities; native plant landscaping with water harvesting,
roadway lighting; and a Sun Tran Park & Ride lot on the northwest corner
of the Broadway Boulevard intersection.
During the widening, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each
direction, and access to all properties and businesses will remain open
For more information about the meeting, please contact Lori Lantz,
Community Relations, at 520-327-6077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the project, please contact Tucson
Department of Transportation Project Manager M.J. Dillard at
email@example.com, call 520-837-6616 or visit the project
website at www.houghtonroad.info.
City of Tucson
Broadway Blvd. Work Moves to Night-time
To lessen the congestion on the traveling public and to stay on schedule, Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will move the crack seal work taking place on Broadway to night hours. Crack sealing work will take place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday.
The work on Broadway, from Country Club Road to Wilmot Road is still scheduled to be complete by Friday, March 7, 2014.
During this work, travel lane restrictions will be in place, however at least two lanes of travel will be maintained in both directions.
Business and residential access will be maintained at all times during the project. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in the work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area.
The Road Recovery Program is funded by voter-approved bonds. All proceeds from the bonds will be used to restore and resurface City streets through Fiscal Year 2018. A Bond Oversight Commission composed of citizen volunteers is working to ensure that all bond funds are expended solely for the purpose of repairing city streets.
More information on the Road Recovery Program can be found at www.tucsonaz.gov/streetbonds or by calling (520) 837-4056. Follow @TucsonRoadRecovery on twitter.
Valencia Road: Alvernon to Wilmot
The Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, and their contractor, KE&G Construction Inc., are beginning a roadway improvement construction project on Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to Wilmot Road.
The project improvements will include the widening of Valencia road to six travel lanes, includes widening the bridge structure over the Union Pacific Railroad, paved shoulders for bicycles, a multi-use path at Julian Wash, curbs and storm drains, landscaped median and public art. The project is expected to be completed by summer of 2015.
In the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, the construction schedule is subject to change. For more information about the RTA plan, visit www.RTAmobility.com
TXTNG & DRIVNG - The Aftermath
Four Real-life Stories of Preventable Texting Tradgedy
"I don't remember anything about the accident..."
"texting... was the text that important?"
"I can text and drive, it's no big deal, you know..."
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from the Arizona Daily Star
All the bridges in Pima County are considered safe, but many require significant maintenance or rehabilitation, and in a handful of cases, replacement. Read more at azstarnet.com
- • Avoid driving into or through a dust storm.
- • If you encounter a dust storm, check traffic immediately around your vehicle (front, back and to the side) and begin slowing down.
- • Do not wait until poor visibility makes it difficult to safely pull off the roadway — do it as soon as possible. Completely exit the highway if you can.
- • Do not stop in a travel lane or in the emergency lane; look for a safe place to pull completely off the paved portion of the roadway.
- • Stop the vehicle in a position ensuring it is a safe distance from the main roadway and away from where other vehicles may travel.
- • Turn off all vehicle lights, including your emergency flashers.
- • Set your emergency brake and take your foot off the brake.
- • Stay in the vehicle with your seatbelts buckled and wait for the storm to pass.
- • Drivers of high-profile vehicles should be especially aware of changing weather conditions and travel at reduced speeds.
- • A driver’s alertness and safe driving ability are always the top factors in preventing crashes.
For even more on dust storm safety, please visit PullAsideStayAlive.org.
City of Tucson
Arizona Daily Star
If you drive downtown, you'll be paying double to park at a meter - once downtown streets are re-opened enough for anyone to drive there and reach a parking meter.
Rate increases downtown are slated to take effect next April, when most of the construction for the new streetcar should be complete.
In addition, Parkwise will replace existing meters downtown and at the University of Arizona with smart meters, which allow drivers to pay at a centralized location using a credit or debit card in addition to coins. Parkwise will also modernize the technology at its parking garages.
Read more at azstarnet.com
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (temperature and weather permitting) Sentinel Carriage Company is now offering tours of historic downtown Tucson.
For more information see Sentinel Carriage Company.
between Ruthrauff Road and Prince Road in Tucson
Some of the improvements that are planned as part of this project include:
- • Widening the I-10 freeway to four lanes in each direction to better handle increases in traffic.
- • Reconstructing the Prince Road traffic interchange so that Prince Road will pass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and I-10.
- • Updating the on-ramps and off-ramps to provide better connections and improved access for motorists.
- • New landscaping along the project area.
Construction with traffic impacts in limited areas of the project began in September 2011. Traffic impacts include Prince Road reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction at I-10 and the closure of Business Center Drive at Prince Road to vehicular traffic. The full closure of the Prince Road underpass and ramps occured March 12, 2012. The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2013.
TXTNG & DRIVNG - IT CAN WAIT
This preview is a raw look at the reality and hazards of texting while driving
"Distracted driving is an epidemic, particularly among teens who are confident in their ability to text or talk while driving," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Of the 5,500 people killed last year due to distracted driving, the largest proportion of fatalities occurred among young people under the age of 20. I hope teens will take this powerful video to heart and realize that when you're behind the wheel, no text message or phone call is worth the risk."