Transportation News

Sixth Street - Campbell Avenue to Country Club Road Resurfacing Project

On Monday, July 28, 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 Sixth Street from Campbell Avenue to Country Club Road. 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.

Sunrise on SunLink Streetcar Grand Opening Celebrations

On Friday, July 25, 2014 the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority will host a series of ribbon cutting events to formally celebrate the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar launch. The morning festivities will begin with ribbon cuttings at four districts to acknowledge their participation and support in making the streetcar become a reality. 

Event   Approx. Time    Area

Sunlink Streetcar Grand Opening - Travel Information

Downtown Tucson will host the grand opening ceremony for the Sun Link Modern Streetcar on Friday, July 25, 2014. The ceremony will begin at approximately 9 a.m. at the intersection of Congress Street and Fifth Avenue, and is the beginning of multiple, weekend-long celebrations all along the Streetcar route. The main grand opening ceremony will conclude around 10 a.m. and free streetcar service through the weekend will begin at that time. Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Sixth Street: Ferro Avenue to Park Avenue Resurfacing Project

On Wednesday, July 16, 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 Sixth Street from Ferro Avenue (just west of Sixth Avenue) to Park Avenue. 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.

Sixth Avenue Underpass Closure

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 through Thursday, July 10, 2014 the Sixth Avenue Underpass downtown will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow crews from Graffiti Protective Coatings (GPC) to repaint the underpass.

Electronic message boards are in place to notify the traveling public of this closure.  Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will be prohibited from using the underpass during the work hours.

22nd Street Asphalt Maintenance Work: Country Club to Tucson Boulevard

Crews from the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be performing asphalt maintenance work on 22nd Street between Country Club Road and Tucson Boulevard. The work begins Wednesday, June 25, 2014 and is expected to be complete by Friday, July 11, 2014. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A single travel lane restriction will be in place while crews are performing this maintenance work. At least two lanes of travel will be maintained. 

Sixth Avenue Underpass Closure

Crews from the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be performing maintenance work on the Sixth Avenue Underpass downtown to prepare the underpass for repainting. 

Because of this work, beginning Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, June 20, 2014 Sixth Avenue at the underpass will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will be prohibited from using the underpass during the work hours.

Street Bonds Road Recovery : Sealcoating Program

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months as part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.   

Street Bonds Road Recovery : Sealcoating Program

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months as part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. Please note that the work will take place during the day.  

Street Bonds Road Recovery : Sealcoating Program

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months as part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. Please note that the work hours have changed to nighttime hours. 

University of Arizona Convocations in Downtown Tucson

The Tucson Convention Center (TCC) will host several University of Arizona convocations on Thursday, May 15, Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, as well as the Salpointe Catholic High School graduation ceremony.

Below is a list of the colleges and times of the ceremonies:

Thursday, May 15, 2014
College of Science 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
College of Honors 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 16, 2014
College of Education 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Eller College of Management 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Sealcoating Program

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months as part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Friday, May 9 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greasewood Road - Speedway Boulevard to Anklam Road
Goret Road - Gaia Place to Silverbell Road

Irvington Road - Pantano Road to Kolb Road Chipseal Operation

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin a chipseal project on Irvington Road from Pantano Road to Kolb Road. Work hours for the street maintenance work will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crews are scheduled to be complete with the project on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Bicycle Lane Enhancements

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division today began installing plastic flexible posts to delineate bicycle lanes from the travel lanes on St. Mary’s Road from Interstate 10 to Main Avenue. As part of this pilot project for Downtown Links Phase II, crews are installing 48 delineators, approximately 30 feet to 40 feet apart on both eastbound and westbound St. Mary’s Road. The work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 

Auto Mall Drive, Wetmore Road

AUTO MALL DRIVE - WETMORE ROAD TO ORACLE ROAD AND
WETMORE ROAD - ORACLE ROAD TO FIRST AVENUE RESURFACING PROJECT

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Auto Mall Drive from Wetmore Road to Oracle Road and Wetmore Road from Oracle Road to First Avenue. These pavement improvement projects are part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.

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