On Monday, October 7, 2013, crews from Southern Arizona Paving Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin improvements to Rita Road, from the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks to Science Park Drive. Work hours for the project will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On Thursday, October 3, 2013 and on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. the public will see daytime testing of the Sun Link streetcar along a fully electrified route for the first time. In addition, these daytime tests will also include driver training and certification. All Sun Link streetcars must undergo and pass specification, performance and safety tests to be ready for passenger service in the summer of 2014.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, beginning at 9 p.m., work crews will begin the final paving of the Grant Road and Oracle Road intersection. The paving work will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Friday morning October 4, 2013.
The Citizens Task Force (CTF) for the Broadway: Euclid to Country Club Improvement Project invites the community to a Planning Update presentation and Community Workshop on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sabbar Shrine Hall, 450 S.
On Thursday, September 19, 2013 and Monday, September 23, 2013, Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will restripe Sixth Avenue from Drachman Street to Sixth Street. This work is in preparation for the conversion of Sixth Avenue to two-way travel along this section of roadway.
On Saturday, September 7, 2013, travel restrictions will be in place on westbound Golf Links Road, west of Swan Road to allow crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division to remove catwalks on overhead sign structures. The travel lane restrictions will begin at 6 a.m. The work is expected to take about six to eight hours to complete. During the work, two of the four westbound travel lanes will remain open to traffic.
On Monday, September 9, 2013, at 9 p.m., crews from Falcone Brothers & Associates, Inc., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will close the Grant Road and Oracle Road intersection to allow workers to reconstruct the intersection. The intersection will reopen to through travel at 5:30 a.m. the next day, with left turn prohibitions. During the nighttime closure, right turns in all four travel directions will be allowed.
On Friday, September 6, 2013 at 4 p.m., the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are hosting a community event at the new Sun Link Maintenance & Operations Facility, 290 E. Eighth Street, to dedicate the newly constructed Facility and to showcase Tucson’s first Made in the USA Sun Link streetcar.
In preparation of the Sixth Avenue two-way conversion, the contractor will pave a slurry seal along Sixth Avenue from north of the Sixth Avenue underpass to Drachman Street. Work will take place on Monday, August 26, 2013 and Tuesday August 27, 2013 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The following traffic control will be in place:
On Saturday, August 17, 2013, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will close the westbound Golf Links Road off ramp to Aviation Parkway to remove catwalks on the overhead sign structures on the Parkway. The closure will take place from 6 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m.