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Houghton Rd. Improvement Project now complete

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Posted at 5:35 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 07:35:48-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A big road construction project that is expected to help traffic on the southeast side is now complete.

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the Houghton Road bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad to I-10. It happened on Thursday.

The stretch of road is now 6 lanes with with bike lanes in each direction. The project also includes new path on the east side of the raid, drainage improvements and landscaping.

"It's been a congested bottleneck for years. It's going to open up tremendous opportunity for retail, offices, industrial, residential that will allow this community to grow," said RTA Chair Mike Hammond.

Hammond says this is currently the longest improvement project in the RTA plan. It's estimated at more than 22 miles. This piece is just one section of the project.