by Tom Howard

Road Construction Update

Houghton Road/Over Union Pacific Railroad

Work continues on the retaining walls along the southbound side. Crews are still hauling and relocating dirt along the site. The entrance along Houghton Road to Houghton Town Center will be closed to allow crews to finish the new road elevation and complete the box culvert under Houghton Road. Please use Old Vail Road to access the businesses in Houghton Town Center.

Updates: Union Pacific Railroad to I-10 construction

Bid advertisement was offered for the section of Houghton Road from the Railroad Bridge to I-10 and is set for 07/16/18.  The City of Tucson will be handling the bid proposals. Cost is estimated at 5-10 million for this section, more information to follow soon on this project.

Arizona Department of Transportation Updates

Traffic Signals, Rita, Kolb & Wilmot at I-10

Sturgeon electric has been awarded this project and should be starting soon. Keep your eyes open for work crews along the freeway ramps. Activity should begin soon.

Wilmot & I-10:

The median pavement is complete and traffic has been detoured onto the temporary bridge. Be alert to traffic changes and periodic lane closures along the interstate. The bridge deck along I-10 eastbound has been demolished and work is progressing. Slow down and keep our road crews safe.

Mary Ann Cleveland/Atterbury Wash Way

The wait is over. Crews have begun construction on the traffic signal for the Atterbury Wash Way/Mary Ann Cleveland intersection. Post foundations are in the ground and electrical work is ongoing. The speed limit has been reduced to 25 MPH thru the work zone. Please slow down & stay alert. This project should be completed shortly.

I-10/SR 83 Off Ramps

Bid advertisements have been released for ramp improvements for the SR 83 eastbound exit along I-10.

The amount programmed for this contract is $462,000.00. The location and description of the proposed work are as follows: The proposed intersection improvement project is located in Pima County at the eastbound Interstate 10 (1-10) off-ramp to State Route (SR) 83 at milepost 281 in the community of Vail, about 20 miles southeast of the City of Tucson. The work consists of obliterating existing ramp and relocating with new ramp. The time allowed for the completion of the work included in this project will be 115 calendar days.

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