Houghton road over Union Pacific Railroad

Traffic has been switched over to the new bridge structure. The new traffic shift is in place.  Please be aware of turn restrictions and speed limit reductions. Business access has been maintained. Demolition of the old bridge structure is set to begin shortly.

The Houghton Road Widening project from Mary Ann Cleveland Way to the railroad began in March 2017 and will increase bridge capacity over the railroad and will accommodate three lanes of traffic, as well as bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction. The bridge project will be constructed in two phases and is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2018. This is part of the overall Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan to improve Houghton Road from Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10.

This project is federally funded along with major contributions from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Pima County. The project is part of the $2.1 billion RTA plan, which will be implemented through 2026. The multimodal plan, nearly halfway through implementation, includes roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements. For more information on the RTA Plan, visit http://www.rtamobility.com/

I-10 at Wilmot

This project is well underway. Crews from Pulice Constructions are preparing the median and the bridge area for the temporary bridge detour. This project will be like the Craycroft Road project. The speed limits have been reduced to 55 mph and you cannot switch lanes once in the construction zone. Be aware that the Arizona Department of Public Safety is watching speeds closely in this area.

Safeway Shopping Center

Crews continue with site work and work along Colossal Cave Road and Mary Ann Cleveland  Road. Utility tie ins and shoulder work will continue as the project progresses.

Las Plazas at Old Vail

Work crews are continuing with site work for the second phase of the shopping center. Utility work continues on Old Vail Road, traffic will be shifted as crews need the space for the installations. Please use caution and follow all traffic control signage.

Starting this month, you may now submit road work questions to me at: highways@vailvoice.com. I will do my best to answer each question. Some questions will be posted in the monthly column.

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