The following are updates on Tucson's roads from the City Department of Transportation.
On Monday morning, October 11 work crews will begin milling (removing asphalt) the center turn lane on
Campbell Avenue from Lind Road to Hedrick Drive. This milling work is scheduled to begin at 3 a.m. and be complete by 6 a.m. After the milling is complete, crews will begin reconstructing the subgrade in preparation to repave the center turn lane and the west side of Campbell Avenue. This work is scheduled to be complete in about two weeks. During this work, the Campbell Avenue and Fort Lowell Road intersection traffic signals will be adjusted to a four-way stop with one lane of travel in each direction and left turns in all four directions. During morning and afternoon peak travel hours – 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Tucson Police officers will be at the intersection to direct motorists for improved traffic flow.
Falcone Brothers and Associates, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are constructing the project, Typical work hours for the project are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with occasional night work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. During the project, at least one lane of travel on
Campbell Avenue and one lane of travel on Fort Lowell Road will be maintained, with center turn lanes. For the safety of the traveling public, the travel restrictions will be in place for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to all businesses within the construction area will be maintained.
The $2 million project, funded with voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) funds, is scheduled to be complete in February 2011. The intersection will be reconstructed to improve the pavement condition and to add dedicated right turn lanes and bus pullouts. Additional improvements include upgraded traffic signals, street lights, new water lines and new drainage. New curbs and sidewalks will be installed including
compliant access ADA
While funded through the RTA, the project is being managed by TDOT. The $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.
Work crews are continuing with milling (removing) asphalt and repaving operations on 10 city roadways as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The work consists of milling and overlaying existing roadways with new rubberized asphalt concrete surface course or overlaying with rubberized chip seal along approximately 12 miles of curbed and strip-paved roadways
Below is an update on improvements that will impact the traveling public. During the work at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.
· On Sunday night, October 3, 2010, crews will begin milling and repaving the Broadway and Wilmot Road Intersection. To minimize the impact of the traveling public, crews will be working from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists traveling northbound and southbound on Wilmot Road will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns onto Broadway. Instead motorists will only be allowed to make right turns. Motorists traveling eastbound and westbound on Broadway will be allowed to travel through the intersection and make right turns. Left turns from Broadway to
Wilmot Road will be prohibited. There will be only one travel lane open to motorists as they approach the intersection. These travel restrictions will be in place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews continue to mill and repave the intersection and improve Broadway from Wilmot Road to Craycroft Road through Monday morning, October 11, 2010. Crews will return to this section of Broadway later this month to adjust water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt.
· On Sunday night, October 10, 2010 crews will begin milling and repaving
Campbell Avenue from Benson Highway to Valencia Road. In an effort to minimize impact to the traveling public, crews will be working from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work is scheduled to be complete by Saturday morning, October 16, 2010. Crews will return to this section of Campbell Avenue later this month to adjust water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt.
The contractor for the roadway improvements is Granite Construction Company. The work is expected to be complete in late November 2010. The above work schedule dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
The traveling public can expect delays when driving in these work areas. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work.
On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, eastbound
Wrightstown Road will be closed at Camino Seco to allow work crews to widen the existing roadway where Wrightstown Road meets Harrison Road. Southbound Harrison Road to westbound Wrightstown Road travel will not be affected by this work. The closure will be in place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one day only
Electronic message boards are in place to advise motorists of this upcoming closure. As an alternate route, motorists should travel south on Camino Seco from
Wrightstown Road to Speedway Boulevard.
The traveling public can expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in this work area. Residential access will be maintained. For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage, message boards, and obey reduced speed limits. Watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.