TRAFFIC: Where to watch for roadwork

TRAFFIC: Where to watch for roadwork
Road closed sign (Source: KOLD News 13)

Last updated Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Tucson Boulevard, until mid-Oct. 2020

Crews have started a median island enhancement project on Tucson Boulevard between Drexel Road and Irvington Road. Crews will replace landscape irrigation and decorative rock in the median islands.

The improvements will take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day until mid-October. During the work, median island travel lane restrictions will be in place. Northbound travel lane restrictions will be from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, and southbound travel lane restrictions will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

I-10 at SR-83 and Wentworth/Colossal Cave roads, until Oct. 2020

The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin preliminary work for a bridge deck replacement project at two bridges over Interstate 10, at State Route 83 and Wentworth/Colossal Cave roads, on Monday, Aug. 5.

Drivers may encounter minor delays near I-10 and SR-83 while crews haul and set up equipment, survey the work zone and complete other related preparatory work.

Once the preliminary work is complete, the SR-83 bridge over I-10 will be restricted to a single lane with traffic controlled by a signal.

Crews will begin work to replace two bridge decks over I-10 near Vail in August. (Source: Twitter/ArizonaDOT)
Crews will begin work to replace two bridge decks over I-10 near Vail in August. (Source: Twitter/ArizonaDOT)

Drivers will encounter occasional overnight bridge closures and I-10 lane restrictions during certain phases of the project.

Each bridge will take several months to complete. The project is scheduled to end by October 2020.

Drivers should consider alternate routes.

I-10 at Wilmot, Kolb and Rita roads; until 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.

Hartman Lane sewer installation, 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. Drivers will experience heavy delays. The contractor will be piloting vehicles through the work zone while crews begin shoulder work. Work will be performed between 8:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m.

Drivers can use Wilmot road or Wentworth Road as alternate routes to I-10.

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, until 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, 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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