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Houghton corridor improvements continue

Posted at 9:53 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 00:53:19-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Improvements to one of the largest corridors on the east side of Tucson continues.

You've probably seen the construction on Houghton from Interstate 10 to Tanque Verde.

The Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority held an open house on the Houghton Road Corridor Project on Tuesday.

People who live and work in the area were able to learn more about the work that's being done.

Information was provided about Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way, 22nd Street to Irvington Road, the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad to I-10.

Improvements include widening Houghton to six lanes, new and upgraded traffic signals, overhead pedestrian crossings, and more.

The projects are part of the $2.1 billion, voter-approved RTA plan, which will be funded through 2026.

Construction on the final project on Houghton Road is set to start in 2021.

Click here for more information about the project.