Transportation News

City of Tucson Opens Sandbag Drop-Off Location

Residents who no longer want to keep sandbags distributed earlier this week in preparation of severe weather can return the bags to the parking lot of the Ward 5 Council Office at 4300 S. Park Avenue. The drop-off location opened today at 10 a.m. and will remain open until Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5 p.m. Staff from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will collect the sandbags at the end of each work day. Staff will not be on hand to collect sandbags from residents.

Ajo Way - Country Club Road to 14th Avenue Resurfacing Project Work Rescheduled Until Tomorrow

The milling and paving work scheduled for today on Ajo Way from Country Club Road to Kino Boulevard has been canceled due to wet roadways. Crews will resume milling and paving operations on Saturday, September 20, 2014 beginning at 5:30 a.m. Crews will work until 6 p.m. tomorrow, weather permitting. During this work two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction. 

Ajo Way - Country Club Road to 14th Avenue Resurfacing Project Update

In order to finish the paving operations on a section of Ajo Way from Country Club Road to Kino Boulevard, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., will shift its paving operations to daytime hours on Friday, September 19, 2014. Crews will begin taper milling at 5 a.m. and begin mainline paving at 8:30 a.m. Crews will work until 5 p.m. Crews will return Saturday morning, September 20, 2014 at 5:30 a.m. and are scheduled to complete the paving operations by noon. During this work two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction. 

Ajo Way - Country Club Road to 14th Avenue Resurfacing Project

Beginning tonight, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin to improve the roadway conditions on Ajo Way from 14th Avenue to Bernard Drive and on Ajo Way from the Kino off-ramp to Country Club Road. The contract also calls for resurfacing Country Club Road 200 feet north and 200 feet south of Ajo Way.

The pavement improvement project is part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.

Speedway Boulevard Streetlight Pole Replacement, Golf Links Road Guardrail Repair

On Monday, September 15, 2014, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will remove a damaged streetlight pole on Speedway Boulevard near Santa Rosa Avenue, just east of Swan Road. This work will require both eastbound and westbound travel lane closures for the median traffic lanes. The work hours and travel lane restrictions will be from 9 a.m. until approximately noon.

Fourth Avenue Access to Downtown Detoured Friday and Saturday Night

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will detour southbound motor vehicle traffic at the Fourth Avenue Underpass into Downtown to keep the Sun Link Streetcar operations on schedule. The detour will be in place Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. Friday night’s detour will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Because of the anticipated pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic associated with the University of Arizona home football game and 2nd Saturdays Downtown, Saturday night’s detour will take place from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Restriping Toole Avenue - Lane Closures

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Toole Avenue will be closed to traffic from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street west to Pennington Street to allow for work crews to permanently restripe a section of Toole Avenue to one way travel.
The one-day closure will be in effect from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When the striping is complete, motor vehicle travel on Toole Avenue will be one way westbound from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street to the eastern entrance into the Historic Depot. 

Southbound Alvernon Way/Palo Verde Road: Directional Split Travel Restrictions

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, travel restrictions will be in place at the southbound Alvernon Way/Palo Verde Road directional split to allow crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division to remove catwalks on overhead sign structures.

Crews will close access to Palo Verde Road at 6 a.m. and travel will be detoured to the Alvernon Way/Golf Links Road exit. Palo Verde Road is scheduled to reopen at about 10 a.m. 

Fourth Avenue Access to Downtown Detoured

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will detour southbound motor vehicle traffic at the Fourth Avenue Underpass into Downtown to keep the Sun Link Streetcar operations on schedule. The detour will be in place tonight, September 4, Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The northbound travel lane at the Fourth Avenue Underpass from downtown will remain open at all times.  

Ajo Way: Country Club Road to 14th Avenue Resurfacing Project

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Ajo Way from 14th Avenue to Bernard Drive and on Ajo Way from the Kino off-ramp to Country Club Road. The contract also calls for resurfacing Country Club Road 200 feet north and 200 feet south of Ajo Way.

Sixth Street - Campbell Avenue to Country Club Road Resurfacing Project Delayed

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) today removed the barricades on Sixth Street from Campbell Avenue to Country Club Road and placed temporary striping to reopen the roadway to two lanes in each direction. Motorists are currently driving on the first lift of asphalt that was installed two weeks ago. The final paving will take place after TDOT staff has completed its quality control checks.  

Fourth Avenue Underpass Southbound Lane Closure: Amended Start Time for Detour

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will again close the southbound travel lane through the Fourth Avenue Underpass at Ninth Street. Last week’s traffic control change significantly decreased the gridlock at the Congress Street/Toole Avenue/Fourth Avenue intersection. Please note that the northbound travel lane through the underpass will remain open to all modes of travel. 

The southbound lane closure will take place on Thursday, August 28, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

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