EIGHTH STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
The Eighth Street Drainage Improvement project limits extend from Sixth Avenue on the west to Third Avenue on the east and Sixth Street on the north to Stevens Avenue on the South. Work throughout the improvement area will necessitate multiple street closures and restrictions that will impact motorists and bicyclists.
Business and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work area.
Eighth Street, between Fifth and Fourth Avenues is closed. The closure will be in place until mid-March 2012, while the contractor builds the 20-foot by 12-foot underground drainage facility
Stop signs have been placed on northbound Sixth Avenue at Seventh Street. The new Stop Signs will initiate a temporary three-way stop at the intersection. This traffic control change is in preparation of converting Sixth Avenue to two-way travel between Sixth and Seventh Streets.
Stevens Avenue will re-open to vehicular traffic on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Beginning Saturday, March 17, 2012 through Friday, March 23, 2012, the contractor will pave and place temporary striping along Seventh Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and Fifth Street, between Seventh and Eighth Streets. Temporary closures will be in place during this operation. Weather permitting; the roadway will open to traffic on , Friday, March 23, 2012.
Fourth Avenue/Eighth Street Intersection Closure - On Monday, March 26, 2012 the contractor will begin placing the underground drainage facility across Fourth Avenue at Eighth Street. The work will require the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Eighth Street to be completely closed. The following information details traffic control changes in the area:
Monday, March 26, 2012 through the end of April 2012, the intersection of Fourth Avenue/Eighth Street will be closed.
Fourth Avenue, between Seventh and Ninth Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic but open to local access/deliveries.
Motorists wishing to travel north-south along Fourth Avenue between Seventh and Ninth Streets will be detoured around the work area.
The traveling public can expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in the work area. For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage and message boards, and obey reduced speed limits. Watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
The Downtown Links improvement project is part of the long-range Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan that was approved by Tucson-area voters in 2006. 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 project is managed by the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT).
SOUTHBOUND PARK AVENUE, 36TH STREET TO I-10
Beginning Sunday, March 18, 2012, at 5 a.m. until Monday, March 19, 2012, at 6 p.m., southbound Park Avenue from 36th Street to Interstate 10 will be closed for median work. The traveling public will be directed to southbound Kino/Campbell or Sixth Avenue. Please note this schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.
The traveling public can expect delays when driving in these areas. For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage, message boards, and obey speed limits.
TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGE
SABINO CANYON ROAD/TANQUE VERDE ROAD
Beginning Monday, March 19, 2012, southbound Sabino Canyon Road on the south side of Tanque Verde Road will be closed to all traffic for approximately six weeks to allow crews to construct the new roadway and the entrance to Udall Park. All park facilities can be accessed from the Tanque Verde Road entrances.
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 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.