Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority have been working to enhance the major east-west road for about eleven years.
Phase One from Oracle to Stone is basically complete, Now work is starting on Phase Two.
Get ready for more construction and backups along Grant Road. Phase Two is underway now between Stone and Park but here's the payoff for your patience. More lanes, better flood control, more bus pullouts. You'll have to wait for Summer of 2018 for this to be complete.">
For now, most of the work will be away from the roadway as workers prep the land for the roadway expansion.
They need to make room for what will be a total of six travel lanes.
Drivers will also get another indirect turn lane at Stone and First, like the one already and Grant and Oracle.
Instead of turning left across Grant, drivers will make a U-Turn instead.
Flooded streets are a chronic problem during monsoon. Part of Phase Two will include drainage improvements.
Other improvements include more protected crosswalks, bike lanes and sidewalks, and more bus pullouts and sheltered bus stops.
Work on the one mile stretch between Park and Stone should cost about 17 million dollars.
The full Grant Road project runs five miles from Swan to Oracle. It should cost about 100 million dollars and wrap up in about six years.