The winter weather on Mt. Lemmon can change within minutes, especially above mile marker 14 - Windy Point. Call the numbers below or check the
- I-10 (Ruthrauff Road to Prince Road) Widening Project
- Interstate 10 Marsh Station Area Improvement
- Plans for an improved traffic interchange at I-19 and Ajo Way are moving forward
- SR 77 Tangerine Road to Pinal County Line
- Sandario Road to Kinney Road Study
- Valencia Road to Kinney Road Widening Project
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Pima County Road Conditions Info Line
For the latest in Road and Wash Closures in Pima County call (520) 547-7510
Overlay Work on Drexel Road: Craycroft to Arcadia
Starting on Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 23, 2014, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Pima County Department of Transportation will be overlaying Drexel Road from Craycroft Road to Arcadia Avenue. Flag personnel will be directing traffic through the work zone area. Motorists driving through the area can expect light delays during this project and are encouraged to seek alternate routes. In the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, the construction schedule will be subject to change.
City of Tucson Road Recovery Bond Program
Kolb Road and 22nd Street Resurfacing
KOLB ROAD - GOLF LINKS ROAD TO GRANT ROAD/WILMOT ROAD
AND 22ND STREET - KOLB ROAD TO SWAN ROAD
Crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Kolb Road from Golf Links Road to Wilmot Road via Grant Road north of Tanque Verde Road and 22nd Street from Kolb Road to Swan Road. These pavement improvement projects are part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.
Both projects will begin with crews lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. This work will take place Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the utility lowering phase of the projects crews will close one travel lane while maintaining two travel lanes in each direction.
During the week of March 24, 2014, crews will begin the milling (removing asphalt) and paving operations on both Kolb Road and on 22nd Street. To minimize the impact on the traveling public, crews will mill and pave Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. This work will require the closure of two travel lanes in the work area, leaving one travel lane open to traffic. The travel lane restrictions will be in place only during work hours.
Both roadway improvement projects are scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 18, 2014.
Overlay Work on Craycroft between Valencia and Drexel
Starting on Thursday, April 17, and resuming on Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 23, 2014, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Pima County Department of Transportation, will be overlaying Craycroft Road from Valencia Road to Drexel Road.
Flag personnel will be directing traffic through the work zone area. Motorists driving through the area can expect light delays during this project and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
City of Tucson
Houghton Road: Broadway to 22nd St.
The Houghton Road - Broadway to 22nd Street widening project is being
designed and will be constructed as work on the Houghton Road and
Broadway intersection is concluding. The intersection improvement
project began in November 2013 and is scheduled to be complete in May
2014. The Houghton Road - Broadway to 22nd Street widening project is
scheduled to begin in spring 2014 and is anticipated to take 18 months
Improvements include: widening Houghton Road to a curbed six-lane
roadway; dual left-turn lanes; dedicated right-turn lanes; new and
upgraded traffic signals and lighting; bus pullouts; drainage
improvements; rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation; bicycle and
pedestrian facilities; native plant landscaping with water harvesting,
roadway lighting; and a Sun Tran Park & Ride lot on the northwest corner
of the Broadway Boulevard intersection.
During the widening, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each
direction, and access to all properties and businesses will remain open
For more information about the meeting, please contact Lori Lantz,
Community Relations, at 520-327-6077 or email@example.com.
For more information about the project, please contact Tucson
Department of Transportation Project Manager M.J. Dillard at
firstname.lastname@example.org, call 520-837-6616 or visit the project
website at www.houghtonroad.info.
Valencia Road: Alvernon to Wilmot
The Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, and their contractor, KE&G Construction Inc., are beginning a roadway improvement construction project on Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to Wilmot Road.
The project improvements will include the widening of Valencia road to six travel lanes, includes widening the bridge structure over the Union Pacific Railroad, paved shoulders for bicycles, a multi-use path at Julian Wash, curbs and storm drains, landscaped median and public art. The project is expected to be completed by summer of 2015.
In the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, the construction schedule is subject to change. For more information about the RTA plan, visit www.RTAmobility.com
TXTNG & DRIVNG - The Aftermath
Four Real-life Stories of Preventable Texting Tradgedy
"I don't remember anything about the accident..."
"texting... was the text that important?"
"I can text and drive, it's no big deal, you know..."
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from the Arizona Daily Star
All the bridges in Pima County are considered safe, but many require significant maintenance or rehabilitation, and in a handful of cases, replacement. Read more at azstarnet.com
- • Avoid driving into or through a dust storm.
- • If you encounter a dust storm, check traffic immediately around your vehicle (front, back and to the side) and begin slowing down.
- • Do not wait until poor visibility makes it difficult to safely pull off the roadway — do it as soon as possible. Completely exit the highway if you can.
- • Do not stop in a travel lane or in the emergency lane; look for a safe place to pull completely off the paved portion of the roadway.
- • Stop the vehicle in a position ensuring it is a safe distance from the main roadway and away from where other vehicles may travel.
- • Turn off all vehicle lights, including your emergency flashers.
- • Set your emergency brake and take your foot off the brake.
- • Stay in the vehicle with your seatbelts buckled and wait for the storm to pass.
- • Drivers of high-profile vehicles should be especially aware of changing weather conditions and travel at reduced speeds.
- • A driver’s alertness and safe driving ability are always the top factors in preventing crashes.
For even more on dust storm safety, please visit PullAsideStayAlive.org.
City of Tucson
Arizona Daily Star
If you drive downtown, you'll be paying double to park at a meter - once downtown streets are re-opened enough for anyone to drive there and reach a parking meter.
Rate increases downtown are slated to take effect next April, when most of the construction for the new streetcar should be complete.
In addition, Parkwise will replace existing meters downtown and at the University of Arizona with smart meters, which allow drivers to pay at a centralized location using a credit or debit card in addition to coins. Parkwise will also modernize the technology at its parking garages.
Read more at azstarnet.com
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (temperature and weather permitting) Sentinel Carriage Company is now offering tours of historic downtown Tucson.
For more information see Sentinel Carriage Company.
between Ruthrauff Road and Prince Road in Tucson
Some of the improvements that are planned as part of this project include:
- • Widening the I-10 freeway to four lanes in each direction to better handle increases in traffic.
- • Reconstructing the Prince Road traffic interchange so that Prince Road will pass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and I-10.
- • Updating the on-ramps and off-ramps to provide better connections and improved access for motorists.
- • New landscaping along the project area.
Construction with traffic impacts in limited areas of the project began in September 2011. Traffic impacts include Prince Road reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction at I-10 and the closure of Business Center Drive at Prince Road to vehicular traffic. The full closure of the Prince Road underpass and ramps occured March 12, 2012. The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2013.
TXTNG & DRIVNG - IT CAN WAIT
This preview is a raw look at the reality and hazards of texting while driving
"Distracted driving is an epidemic, particularly among teens who are confident in their ability to text or talk while driving," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Of the 5,500 people killed last year due to distracted driving, the largest proportion of fatalities occurred among young people under the age of 20. I hope teens will take this powerful video to heart and realize that when you're behind the wheel, no text message or phone call is worth the risk."