Sixth Street closure near the University of Arizona
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - In order to accommodate two large cranes that will be used to install steel columns for the new Arizona Stadium video scoreboard, the Tucson Department of Transportation will be closing Sixth Street to through travel in front of the stadium from Cherry Avenue to Highland Avenue.
Sixth Street is scheduled to be closed:
- From 4:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2011.
- From 4:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2011 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 4, 2011.
Electronic message boards will be in place to alert motorists of the road closure. Motorists should use Speedway Boulevard or Broadway Boulevard as alternate routes. Visitors to Sixth Street businesses and the University will be detoured through campus, around the construction area.
Work to install the new video scoreboard began on May 15. Over the past several weeks, work crews have installed concrete caisson foundations 45-feet deep south of Arizona Stadium. The next phase of work will include installing 55-foot-tall steel pipe columns and structures that will support the video scoreboard.
For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage, message boards, and obey reduced speed limits. Watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.