Friday, January 27, 2012

Sabino Canyon/Tanque Verde Traffic Control Changes

On Monday, January 30, 2012, the complete closure of the eastbound curb
lane on Tanque Verde Road and the right most left turn lane on
southbound Sabino Canyon Road will be removed.  

Beginning Monday, January 30, 2012 the right most curb lane on
southbound Sabino Canyon Road will be closed for approximately 8 weeks
to allow crews to remove existing drainage basins and construct new
basins in the extended right-of-way.   Crews will be working 6 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Closures will remain in place 24/7.
There will be some driveway closures, however, business access to the
northwest quadrant of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde Road will be
maintained at all times.

Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in the work area.
 Please obey all traffic control devices and watch for construction
personnel and equipment in the work zone.

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.

The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through
2026. Details about the full plan are available at
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.

The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) keeps Tucson moving
smoothly and safely. The Department’s nearly 250 employees oversee the
maintenance and reconstruction of nearly 1,900 miles of streets and are
responsible for hundreds of drainage structures, public art pieces,
street lights and signs, and traffic signals in Tucson. TDOT also
operates the City’s transit services, Sun Tran and Sun Van.