Friday, October 7, 2011

TDOT Update

Beginning Saturday, October 8, 2011, through Sunday, October 9, 2011,
several downtown streets will be closed for various downtown civic

Second Saturdays - Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011
until 2 a.m., Sunday, October 9, 2011, Scott Avenue from Congress Street
to Alameda Street, and 5th Avenue from Congress Street to Alameda Street
will be closed to all vehicle traffic.    

Pride Parade – Beginning at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., on Saturday, October
8, 2011, Congress Street from Toole Avenue to Stone Avenue; 6th Avenue
from Toole Avenue to Broadway; Stone Avenue from Congress Street to
Alameda Street and Pennington Street from Scott Avenue to Church Avenue
will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Message boards and barricades
will be in place to guide you into and through downtown.

The Pride Parade route begins at Pennington Street and 6th Avenue,
south on 6th Avenue to Congress Street, west on Congress Street to Stone
Avenue, north on Stone Avenue to Pennington Street and then east on
Pennington Street to the staging location at Pennington Street and 6th

For all the above events, motorists should obey all traffic control
signs and watch for event participants and spectators.

Beginning Monday, October 10, 2011, Southern Arizona Paving Co., under
contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin
construction to improve the Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde Road
Intersection.  Crews will be working Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4
p.m., with occasional night and weekend work.  The project, which is
being funded with the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority
(RTA), is expected to be complete in August of 2012.

This project consists of removing the existing asphalt roadway within
and near the intersection of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde Road.
A new asphalt roadway will be constructed from north of the intersection
south to Crestline Drive, along with new curbs, sidewalks, curb access
ramps, driveways, streetlights and traffic signals.

The existing SunTran restroom south of the intersection will be
relocated and a new storm drain system with curb inlets will be
constructed within the project limits.  Additionally, new median
islands, landscaping and irrigation, sanitary sewer lines and water
lines will be constructed.