TRAFFIC: Road closures and projects

TRAFFIC: Road closures and projects
Road closed sign (Source: KOLD News 13)

Last updated Thursday, July 18.

River Road, from First Avenue to Oracle Road, July 18 to September

Drivers can expect delays for repaving work on River Road from First Avenue to Oracle Road beginning on July 18.

Roger Road, from First Avenue to Wilson Avenue, July 15 to mid-August

Crews have shut down the westbound lanes of Roger Road for a repaving project. Once work on that side is done, they will do the eastbound lanes.

I-10 at Wilmot, Kolb and Rita roads; July 15-early fall

Crews will complete the final installation of a new signal system at the I-10 interchanges at Wilmot, Kolb and Rita roads beginning on Monday, July 15. The work is scheduled to last through late summer or early fall.

Drivers can expect delays and alternating daytime lane restrictions on Wilmot Road. After work is complete at Wilmot, crews will move to Kolb and Rita roads.

Sabino Canyon Road, from city limit to Cloud Road, July 8 to early August

Drivers can expect lane restrictions and reduced speed on North Sabino Canyon Road from the Tucson city limit to East Cloud Road. Crews will begin work on Monday, July 8, and work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Work is expected to be completed in early August. The work will consist of a 2” mill and 2” overlay, striping and other related incidentals to deliver final paved roadway. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the work zone.

Hartman Lane sewer installation, July through November

Hartman Lane will be closed until November for sewer installation between the cul-de-sac on Hartman Lane, just south of Eaglestone Loop, and Camino Horizante. This closure will be in place 24-hours per day and will take approximately five months to complete.

  • The intersection of Eaglestone Loop and Hartman Lane will be closed.
  • Southbound only turn movements will be permitted from the cul-de-sac to Hartman Lane.
  • Drivers wanting access to Eaglestone Loop can use Fireopal Way as an alternate route
  • North and southbound travel will be permitted on Hartman Lane between Cortaro Farms Road and the cul-de-sac just south of Eaglestone Loop.
  • There is no access to Cortaro Farms Road from Hartman Lane north of Eaglestone Loop.
Source: (Pima County)
Source: (Pima County)

Houghton Road from Andrada Road to Andrada Polytechnic HS, until fall 2019

Drivers will encounter construction work on Houghton Road from south of Andrada Polytechnic High School south to Andrada Road. The shoulder project will improve safety and preserve the existing pavement along Houghton Road. The project is scheduled to be completed by fall of 2019.

Silverbell Road from Silvermoon Way to Wade Road, July 1-Oct. 1

Drivers in Marana can expect lane closures and detours along North Silverbell Road between North Silvermoon Way and North Wade Road from July 1 to Oct. 1.

Crews will be installing new sidewalks, upgrading curb ramps, improving driveway aprons, and installing handrails along the south and west sides of Silverbell from Silvermoon to Wade. They will also add sidewalks and curb ramps along a portion of North Continental Reserve Loop in front of the Quik Mart.

Crews will typically be active Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. During these hours, adjacent to the designated work areas, right-lane closures will be implemented along southbound/eastbound Silverbell Road, southbound Continental Reserve Loop, and at various intersecting side streets and driveways. Directional signs and traffic control devices will be set up to detour vehicles around the work area. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Scenic Drive south of Silverbell Road, June 20-ongoing

Residents of N. Scenic Drive between the addresses 9011 and 8975 will have to contend with a construction zone beginning on Thursday, June 20. No estimate was given for how long the project would last.

Road closed signs will mark the construction zone, which will be closed to the public and should never be entered.

Access to 9011 N. Scenic Drive and any residences north will need to use Twin Peaks/Silverbell Road to the north. Access to 8975 N. Scenic Drive and any residence south will need to use Pima Farms Road to the south.

For Residents of Scenic Drive: A sign will be placed at each driveway along Scenic Drive with an arrow showing the direction of ingress/egress for that day. Crews will make every effort to keep this direction the same throughout the day.

If garbage cans are within the construction zone, they will be moved outside of the zone to allow for pickup. Crews will help with mail delivery access if mailboxes are within the construction zone.

Wilmot Road at I-10, until late July

Drivers on Wilmot Road will encounter a lane shift where the road passes under I-10 for about a month while crews make repairs to the concrete slope under the overpass.

Gollob Road: Broadway Boulevard to Appomattox Street (Broadway Boulevard: Camino Seco to Houghton Road, June 11 through July)

Drivers can expect alternating one-way travel on Gollob Road from Broadway Boulevard to Appomattox Street on Monday, June 10, as work begins to install an underground drainage structure. The work will happen from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. A robotic flagging system will be positioned at each end of the work zone to direct travel during the work hours.

This traffic shift is scheduled to be in place through July 2019. During this work, those traveling in the area should expect the following:

  • The contractor will work from north to south along Gollob Road during installation of the drainage structure
  • Gollob Road will be open to two-way travel during non-work hours
  • Access to side streets and residents will be maintained, however there may be intermittent restrictions as work progresses through the area

Broadway Boulevard and Country Club Road, until late July

Southwest Gas pipeline improvement project will begin on East Broadway Boulevard near Country Club Road on Monday, March 18 and is expected to last until late July. Work will begin on the frontage road adjacent to westbound Broadway from the intersection with Country Club Road westward to the 2700 block of East Broadway. A right lane closure will be in place around the clock on westbound Broadway starting east of Country Club and continuing past Treat Avenue. The westbound lane closure is expected to remain in effect until late April. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times and parking will be accommodated in front of the businesses. At the same time, crews will begin work on the eastbound side of Broadway just west of Treat Avenue, then continue south on Treat Avenue to East Manchester Street. A right lane closure on eastbound Broadway will be in place Monday starting west of Treat Avenue.Lane closures will be scheduled in both directions as the project continues and additional work hours, including potential night work, may be necessary. Southwest Gas will provide updated information about travel restrictions as the project continues.

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