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New wave of road work about to start

Posted at 4:44 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 14:08:18-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Get ready for lot of construction around Tucson starting this month and next.
 
The City of Tucson is rolling out a busy schedule of projects.  
 
Reconstruction is already underway along Old Spanish Trail between 22nd and Houghton.
      
Neighborhood streets are getting ground down and replaced in the area around Peter Howell Elementary near  Columbus and Fifth.
 
It's an example of road repairs made possible when Tucson voters approved bonds so the city could borrow the money it takes.
 
Engineer Sam Credio says there's less traffic in the summer but what's really driving the surge in projects is the urge to get the job done.
 
He says, “We have a little bit of everything right now.  In face we have some really large streets like Irvington Road that are going to be receiving some new pavement.  We also have six neighborhoods that are receiving new pavement as well.  It's really a mixture of both that we're currently working on."
 
Some current road projects will be wrapping up. The Pima and Wilmot intersection should be done next week. And long term work on Houghton near 22nd should finish in August.
 
Here’s an update on current projects and those starting soon: 
 
Current Road Recovery projects:
 
Old Spanish Trail - Houghton Road to 22nd Street - Reconstruction ongoing.
 
Road Recovery Residential Projects beginning in next week:
 
Bravo Park Lane North - Ajo Way to the north, Fair Street to the south, Campbell Avenue to the east and Park Avenue to the west.
 
Fairgrounds - Ajo Way to the north, Irvington Road to the south, Park Avenue to the east and Sixth Avenue to the west.
 
Michigan Street/Country Club Road - Michigan Street to the north, Irvington Road to the south, Country Club Road to the east and Treat Avenue to the west.
 
Discovery Ridge - 22nd Street to the north, 29th Street (extension) to the south, Houghton Road the east and Old Spanish Trail to the west.
 
Grant Road/Craycroft Road - Grant Road to the north, Pima Street to the south, Sahuara Avenue to east and Craycroft Road to the west.
 
Peter Howell North - Speedway Boulevard to the north, Fifth Street to the south, Columbus Boulevard to the east and Alvernon Way to the west.
 
Road Recovery Projects beginning in mid June 2016:
 
Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue Intersection - Mill/Repave begins in mid June
 
Alvernon/Fort Lowell Intersection – begins mid June
 
Nicaragua Drive - Wilmot Road to Calle Polar - Mill/Repave
 
Calle Polar Drive - Nicaragua Drive to Escalante Road - Reconstruct
 
Escalante Road - Calle Polar Drive to Kolb Road - Reconstruct
 
Escalante Road - Pantano Road to Apache Well Drive - Reconstruct
 
Elm Street - Tucson Boulevard to Country Club Road - Reconstruct
 
Tucson Boulevard - Fort Lowell Road to Grant Road - Reconstruct
 
Rosemont Boulevard - Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street - Reconstruct
 
Irvington Road - I-19 (east ramp) to Sixth Avenue - Mill/Overlay
 
Ongoing RTA (Regional Transportation Authority) Projects:
 
Houghton Road – Broadway to 22nd Street
 
Sabino Canyon Extension Kolb Road
 
Tanque Verde Road/Pima Road/Wilmot Road Intersection Improvement
 
Silverbell Road – Grant Road to Goret Road
 
Bike HAWKS – Campbell Avenue/9th Street; Grant Road/Sahuara Avenue; Old Nogales Hwy/Olive Street
 
RTA Projects beginning next month:
 
Stone Avenue – First Street to Drachman Street
 
Park Avenue Pedestrian Path – Fort Lowell Road to Speedway Boulevard
 
Projects of Note:
 
Valencia Road – 12th Avenue to Alvernon Way – Fall 2016 (Road Recovery)
 
Broadway – Camino Seco to Houghton – Late 2017 (RTA)