TRAFFIC: Where to watch for road work across Tucson, southern Arizona

TRAFFIC: Where to watch for road work across Tucson, southern Arizona
Road closed sign (Source: KOLD News 13)

Below is a list of traffic projects around southern Arizona.

The list was last updated Friday, June 19.

Sewer work: June 22-27

Drivers should watch out for construction workers and equipment in the following locations from June 23 to June 25.

June 22

423 W. Coyote Moon, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

12290 N. Faraway Wash Trail, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Prince Road and Oracle Road, day and night work

5227 E. Timrod Street, day and night work

8300 E. Crestwood Street, day and night work

500 S. Prudence Road, day and night work

10601 E. Joseph Parella Place, day and night work

1250 S. Second Avenue, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

527 W. 29th Street, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 22-27

7050 W. Valencia Road, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

June 23

1800 E. Ninth Street, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

5620 E. South Wilshire Drive, day and night work

889 N. Kolb Road, day and night work

900 N. Van Buren Avenue, day and night work

451 S. Rosemont Avenue, day and night work

201 N. Wilmot Road, day and night work

1402 S. Seventh Avenue, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

1700 S. Eighth Avenue, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 24

3250 N. Craycroft Road, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

500 & 600 S. Prudence Road, day and night work

814 S. McKinley Avenue, day and night work

5620 E. South Wilshire Drive, day and night work

5030 W. Monte Carlo Drive, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 24-25

450-550 S. Tucson Boulevard, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 25

3550 N. Swan Road, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

4039 E. Grant Road, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

3900 E. 22nd Street, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

4302 E. 22nd Street, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

June 25-26

1650 S. Farmington Road, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 26

3900 E. 22nd Street, Night work

4039 E. Grant Road, Night work

5300 E. Williams Circle

6149 E. Rosewood Street

900 N. Van Buren Avenue

158 E. Verde Vista, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 26-27

3350 N. Dodge Boulevard, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

June 27

8010 Camino De Oeste, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.


Camino Verde, Old Ajo Way to Bopp Road: June 23-25

Drivers will experience delays because of construction work on Camino Verde between Old Ajo Way and Bopp Road from June 23 to June 25.

Traffic will be set up as one way, and flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Crews will be milling and repaving both lanes and restriping the roadway.


Pima Mine Road, between I-19 and Asarco Mine entrance: Through June 30

Drivers can expect to encounter road repair work on Pima Mine Road from I-19 to the Asarco Mine entrance. Work will happen between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Tuesday, June 30.

Crews will be milling and repaving both lanes and restriping the roadway.

Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.


Valencia Road, between Wade Road and Ajo Way: Through June 19

Drivers may encounter minor delays on Valencia Road between Wade Road and Ajo Way from Tuesday, June 2 through June 19.

Work hours are between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

June 2-4: Crews will pave the westbound lanes of Valencia Road. Temporary striping will follow shortly after.

June 5-10: Crews will pave the eastbound lanes of Valencia Road followed by temporary striping.

June 6: Crews will reconfigure the traffic control set-up along Valencia Road in advance of a traffic switch.

June 9: Crews will reconfigure the traffic control set-up along Valencia Road in advance of a traffic switch.

June 11-16: Crews will pave the side streets and turn bays.

NOTE: Traffic switch for work scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 6, has been delayed due to mechanical failure.

Work will consist of one lane of travel to be opened on the newly paved westbound lanes and one lane of travel to remain on the eastbound lanes while crews continue paving operations. Westbound motorists will use the inside lane, or the lane closest to the curb while eastbound motorists will use the outside lane, or the lane furthest from the curb.


Kinney Road, north of W. Gates Pass Road: June 8-24

Drivers can expect lane closures as crews work along Kinney Road, north of Gates Pass Road from Monday, June 8 to June 24.

Workers will be removing asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt at pullout locations (K16, K17, K20, K21, K25, K26 and K27) along Kinney Road. Work hours are between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Camino de Oeste, El Camino del Cerro to Sunset Road: Through July 15

Drivers on Camino de Oeste should watch for construction between El Camino del Cerro and Sunset Road on May 26-July 15. Crews will be setting traffic control, lowering utilities, milling and repaving, and performing final striping work. Work will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drivers can expect lane restrictions and reduced speed. Flaggers will guide traffic through the work zone.


Bopp Road: Sarasota Boulevard at Kinney Road: Through spring 2021

Construction crews will begin a project to realign Bopp Road on Monday, May 4. The project, expected to last until spring 2021, will realign Bopp Road to intersect with Kinney Road at Sarasota Boulevard, creating a four-legged intersection. The project will include a new traffic signal and intersection lighting, depressed medians, a raised median island, minor drainage improvements, paved shoulders, curb access ramps, landscaping and irrigation. Work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.


Broadway Project - Euclid Ave to County Club Road: Through Sept. 2021

On April 19 eastbound travel on Broadway between Campbell Avenue and Stewart Avenue, just west of Country Club Road will shift to the north side of Broadway. The travel configuration on Broadway through the entire construction zone from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road will now be one lane in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane.

The Broadway Improvement Project from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road includes widening the roadway to six travel lanes, landscaped medians, buffered bike lanes, sidewalks, multiple HAWK pedestrian crossings, and bus pullouts. A 96-inch diameter underground storm drain system will be constructed throughout the project limits. The project is scheduled to be complete in September 2021.


I-10, Ruthrauff Road interchange: Through late 2021

The closure of the interchange at Interstate 10 and Ruthrauff Road will begin the night of Feb. 14. The work to fully close the interchange will take two nights.

Artist's rendering of the future Ruthrauff Road interchange on I-10 in Tucson. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
Artist's rendering of the future Ruthrauff Road interchange on I-10 in Tucson. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

The following traffic restrictions will be in place by the morning of Feb. 16:

  • Ruthrauff Road and El Camino del Cerro closed between Highway Drive/Davis Avenue and the business entrances west of I-10.
  • All ramps between I-10 and Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro will close, except for the westbound I-10 off-ramp, which will remain open to provide access to westbound I-10 frontage road businesses.
  • The eastbound frontage road will be converted into a two-way road south of Sunset Road. There will be no access to El Camino del Cerro from the frontage road.
  • The eastbound frontage road will be converted to a two-way road northwest of Commerce Drive. There will be no access to El Camino del Cerro from the frontage road.
  • The westbound frontage road will close northwest of Prince Road.
(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

The closure, part of a major reconstruction project to improve traffic operations at the interchange, will remain until late 2021.

I-10 traffic will be shifted to various configurations throughout the project.

Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro will be closed to all traffic at I-10.

Anticipated project timeline

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Construction begins
  • Winter/Spring 2020 - Interchange closure begins
  • Late Summer 2021 - Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro reopens over I-10 (the interchange/ramps will not be open)
  • Late 2021 - Interchange reopens to traffic

ADOT will maintain access to businesses throughout the project. The Chuck Huckelberry Loop will remain open throughout the project.

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Scenic Drive south of Silverbell Road: 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.

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