TRAFFIC: Where to watch for road work across Tucson, southern Arizona
Below is a list of traffic projects around southern Arizona. Weather-related road closures in Pima County can be seen HERE.
Mainsail Boulevard and Lago del Oro Parkway: Dec. 8-16
Crews will be mill and pave between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, through Dec. 16, at the following locations:
- Mainsail Boulevard from Twin Lakes Drive to Columbus Boulevard.
- Lago del Oro Parkway from Rollins Road to the north of East Edwin Road.
The work will consist of setting traffic control and milling and repaving Mainsail Boulevard and Lago del Oro Parkway. Striping will be scheduled for a later date.
Flaggers will control traffic through the construction zone. Minor delays may occur during this work.
Orange Grove and Thornydale roads: Through Dec. 6
Crews will complete curb and sidewalk maintenance at the northwest corner of the Orange Grove Road and Thornydale Road Intersection. Work will start on Nov. 28 and end on Dec. 6, and will take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Traffic will be restricted due to single-lane closures.
Silverbell Road, Cocio Road and Trico Road: Through Dec. 6
On Monday, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 6, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., crews will mill and pave at the following locations:
- Nov. 14-17: Silverbell Road from Cocio Road to west of Red Hill Road.
- Nov. 18 and 21: Cocio Road from Silverbell Road to El Tiro Road.
- Nov. 22-Dec. 6: Trico Road from Avra Valley Road to the North End.
The work will consist of setting traffic control and milling and repaving Silverbell Road, Cocio Road and Trico Road. Striping will be scheduled for a later date.
Flaggers will direct, monitor and control traffic through the construction zone. Minor delays may occur during this work.
SR 77/Oracle Road: Through late 2023
The Arizona Department of Transportation is paving four miles of State Route 77/Oracle Road with plans to finish by late 2023.
The work will take place on the southern end of the project, with paving operations on Miracle Mile between Interstate 10 and Oracle Road and on Oracle Road from Miracle Mile to River Road.
Most of the work will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays.
During work hours, drivers can expect large vehicles and equipment on the roadway, uneven pavement and reduced speed limits. One lane of travel will remain open during pavement operations.
The new pavement is one of many improvements planned as part of a two-year, $34 million project to improve the highway between Interstate 10 and Oracle Road, as well as on Oracle Road from Miracle Mile to Calle Concordia.
Drivers should expect some daytime lane restrictions and delays throughout the project. ADOT will maintain access to the roughly 1,100 businesses in the corridor.
For more information about the project, please visit azdot.gov/SR77.
Houghton Road: Through early 2023
Construction crews are working on a roadway improvement project on South Houghton Road from the I-10 interchange to Andrada Polytechnic High School, 12960 S. Houghton Road.
The northbound lanes will be paved with a base core lift between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 9-13, from the Pima County Fairgrounds main entrance south to the project limits. Drivers can expect to encounter heavy truck traffic during paving work.
The contractor will pave the final lift on the project Dec. 14-30 between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The paving area will be from I-10 to Andrada Polytechnic High School. Final striping activities will take place a few weeks after paving.
Drivers could see some delays and shifts in lane configuration. One lane of travel will remain in place for both directions of traffic at all times.
The speed limit through the project area will remain at 35 mph.
Improvements include widening of South Houghton Road from a two-lane roadway to a divided four-lane roadway, a separated multi-use path that will connect to the loop, and drainage and intersection improvements. The project is expected to be completed early 2023.
For more information on the project, please visit www.Roadprojects.pima.gov
Please approach the area with caution and obey all traffic control devices. Traffic control changes and speed reductions will occur as work progresses.
Crack seal treatments
Crews will perform crack seal treatments from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 23, at the following locations:
- Manville Road from North Reservation Road to North Trico Road.
- Rudasill Road from North Van Ark Road to North Sandario Road.
- Twin Peaks Road from West Placita Futura to West Indian Sunrise Drive.
- Thornydale from West Daphne Lane to West Pecos Way.
- Shannon Road from West Club Drive to West Magee Road.
- Curtis Road from West Sago Circle to North Highway Drive.
- Camino Cielo from East Chula Vista Road to East Skyline Drive.
- Swan Road from Rillito Creek wash to East Sunrise Drive.
- Dodge Boulevard from East Kleindale Road to East Fort Lowell Road.
Drivers can expect lane restrictions and reduced speed. Flaggers and pilot cars will assist traffic through the work zone and Sheriff’s deputies will be assisting at major intersections. Minor delays may occur during this work.
Crews will repair sewers at the following locations:
3085 W. Las Lomitas Road
5900 N. Shannon Road
Dec. 5, 7
3570 E. Sunrise Drive
6617 E. Koralee Street
Dec. 5-6, 8-9
6215 N. Camino Escalante
2351 E. Camino La Zorrela
608 N. Loquat Avenue
6602 E. Broadway Boulevard
6902 E. Bonnie Brae Drive
6841 E. Koralee Street
5600 N. Shannon Road
2455 W. Sunset Road
2591 W. Sunset Road
2325 W. Sunset Road
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