Construction of the extension of Sabino Canyon Road to Kolb Road is beginning. Tucson-based Ashton Company was selected as contractor for the project with a low bid of approximately $12.3 million.
The contractor will begin mobilizing to the site on December 10, with minor construction activities beginning December 14 to start clearing the construction site along the entire length of the project. Construction will occur Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter months.
Major construction will begin after the first of the year. Work will take approximately 15 months to complete (weather permitting) with an anticipated completion date of Feb. 28, 2017.
As the majority of the work for this project takes place where no roadway exists, lane restrictions will be minimal. Traffic on Sabino Canyon, south of Tanque Verde, will have at least one through lane in each direction available at all times. Traffic on Kolb Road will have at least two lanes available in each direction at all times.
Access to businesses and local residences
Access to businesses and local residences will be available at all times throughout the course of the project with the exception of temporary delays during grading, demolition work and paving. Residents will be notified two days in advance of any work that will result in a delay that lasts longer than 15 minutes.
Project improvements include two lanes of traffic in each direction, along with new signals at both the Sabino Canyon Road intersections with Kolb Road and Crestline Drive. Improvements also include sound walls where warranted, bridges across Vincent Mullins Landfill and the Pantano Wash, drainage improvements, landscaping, public art, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities along the length of the project. In addition, LED street lighting for driver safety and neighborhood security will be included as well.
This project is part of the $2.1 billion, 20-year RTA plan that was approved by voters in May 2006.
We appreciate your patience and want to hear from you if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
More project information is available at the website, www.sabinokolbconnection.info.
For community outreach and general information:
City of Tucson Engineering Project Manager