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Oct 15, 2012 11:51 AM by Nichole Szemerei

Cone Zone 10/15

PIMA COUNTY PAVING ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 13-16

Pima County Department of Transportation will be performing pavement maintenance activities at the following locations:

Anway Road from Avra Valley Road to El Tiro Road-On Saturday, October 13, through Sunday, October 14, 2012, Southern Arizona Paving will be placing asphaltic concrete on Anway Road from Avra Valley Road to El Tiro Road. Traffic will be detoured through the project area with a pilot car. Hours of operations will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Irvington Road from Camino de Oeste to Sunset Drive- On Monday, October 15, through Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Southern Arizona Paving will be placing asphaltic concrete on Irvington Road from Camino de Oeste to Sunset Drive. Traffic will be detoured through the project areas with flaggers. Hours of operations will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please approach the area with caution and obey all traffic control devices.

LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD: MAGEE ROAD TO OVERTON ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Starting Monday, October 15, through Wednesday, October 24, 2012, the Pima County Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority and their contractor Markham Construction will begin construction on the detour path on La Cholla Blvd from Overton Road to Hardy Road.

The contractor will be constructing the detour lanes on La Cholla Blvd. The work will consist of constructing the temporary detour, paving and striping the lanes. Traffic is expected to be on the temporary detour lanes by October 24th. This detour will allow the contractor to begin work on the bridge over the Cañada Del Oro Wash.

Project Scope
The project improvements will include four travel lanes, paved shoulders for bicycles, a multi-use path, curbs and storm drains, intersection improvements, a raised landscaped median, public art, and a new four-lane bridge with concrete deck over the Cañada Del Oro Wash. Other project features include rubberized asphalt pavement and sound walls where warranted.

Motorists driving through the work zone can expect delays during this project and are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Message boards will be in place to direct traffic.

TRAVEL LANE RESTRICTIONS FOR PALM TREE TRIMMING

Complete Landscaping, under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin trimming palm trees located in City medians. There will be intermittent median lane closures as the contractor moves through the project areas. Crews will be working from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Work dates and trimming locations are:

Monday, October 15, 2012 through Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - Miracle Mile from Oracle Road to Interstate 10.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 and Monday, October 22, 2012 - Broadway from Country Club Road to Alvernon Way.

Monday, October 22, 2012 through Thursday, November 8, 2012 - Broadway from Alvernon Way to Camino Seco.

This schedule is subject to change. The traveling public can expect delays when traveling in these work areas. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

NIGHTTIME CLOSURE
BROADWAY BETWEEN STONE AND SCOTT AVENUES

Beginning Sunday, October 14, 2012 through Friday, October 19, 2012, Broadway between Stone and Scott Avenues will be closed each night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. The overnight closure will allow private developer Caylor Construction to complete underground utility improvements along this section of roadway.

•Eastbound Broadway traffic will be detoured south at Stone Avenue. Signs will be in place to help direct motorists and bicyclist around the work area.

•Eastbound turn movements from Stone Avenue onto Broadway will not be permitted. Motorists should watch for signs directing them around the work area.

•Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Westbound Interstate 10 paving east of Benson continues next week beginning Sunday

Travel restrictions to be in effect daily through Saturday, Oct. 20

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin paving a five-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 east of Benson on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The paving work, taking place on westbound I-10 between mileposts 316 and 311, will continue through the week with lane closures in effect from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily through Saturday, Oct. 20.

Motorists traveling in the area can expect alternating lane closures while crews pave the two travel lanes and both shoulders

Message boards will alert approaching motorists of the lane closures and the posted speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through the project area.

Paving of the ramps at Sibyl Road, originally scheduled for this week, has been delayed and will be rescheduled. ADOT will provide more information when a date is set for closing the Sibyl Road ramps (Exit 312) for paving.

The work is part of a $4.2 million project to repave 14 miles of westbound I-10 from the east end of Texas Canyon to the east side of Benson. The project also includes bridge improvements at Dragoon Road and Sibyl Road and new drainage culverts near the Johnson Road traffic interchange.

State Route 287 (Florence Boulevard) paving work continues next week

Florence Boulevard narrowed overnight throughout the work zone

As work progresses on improvements to SR 287, crews are scheduled to continue with paving operations along Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande next week. In addition to the paving work, concrete improvements and electrical work is also scheduled to take place. While work is underway, drivers should be aware of the following restrictions:

Eastbound State Route 287 (Florence Boulevard) narrowed to one lane between State Route 387 (Pinal Avenue) and Interstate 10 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. nightly beginning on Sunday (Oct. 14) through Friday (Oct. 19).

Westbound State Route 287 (Florence Boulevard) narrowed to one lane between Interstate 10 and State Route 387 (Pinal Avenue) from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. nightly beginning on Sunday (Oct. 14) through Friday (Oct. 19).

Pavement work on State Route 82 near Patagonia north of Nogales next week

The Arizona Department of Transportation will reduce State Route 82 to one lane, north of Nogales, from Lake Patagonia Road to 4th Avenue, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday, Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 to seal cracks on the roadway.

• One lane will remain open at all times.
• Crews will guide drivers through the area
• Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

UPDATE: Wednesday through Tuesday schedule for overnight paving and ramp work on Interstate 10 between Valencia Road and Rita Road in Tucson

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues repaving a segment of Interstate 10 in Tucson. Crews will intermittently close one lane and the entrance and exit ramps on eastbound and westbound I-10 nightly from Rita Road to Valencia Road throughout fall 2012. Due to weather restrictions, overnight work will now take place from 5:30 p.m. (previously announced to begin daily at 6:30 p.m.) to 7 a.m. the following morning as follows:

UPDATED: Wednesday, Oct.10
• The eastbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Kolb Road will be closed.
• Lanes will be intermittently closed on eastbound and westbound I-10 from Valencia Road to Rita Road.

UPDATED Thursday, Oct. 11
• The westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Kolb Road will be closed.
• Lanes will be intermittently closed on eastbound and westbound I-10 from Valencia Road to Rita Road.

Sunday, Oct. 14
• The westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Wilmot Road will be closed.
• Lanes will be intermittently closed on eastbound I-10 from Valencia Road to Rita Road.
• The eastbound I-10 exit ramp at Craycroft Road will be closed.
Monday, Oct. 15
• The westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Craycroft Road will be closed.
• The eastbound I-10 entrance ramp at Craycroft Road will be closed.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
• The eastbound exit and entrance ramps at Craycroft Road will be closed.
• The westbound exit ramp at Craycroft Road will be closed.
• Lanes will be intermittently closed on eastbound and westbound I-10 from Valencia Road to Rita Road.

During the ramp closures, drivers may use the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps at the adjacent intersections. Message boards and signs will guide drivers through the area.

Paving underway on Interstate 10 at new State Route 90 overpass near Benson

Travel restrictions, including ramp closures, in effect today and tomorrow

The Arizona Department of Transportation is paving the new overpass bridge on Interstate 10 at State Route 90 near Benson this week.

The left lane of eastbound I-10 approaching SR 90 (Exit 302) is closed until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 to allow crews to remove a temporary construction detour. The exit and entrance ramps at I-10 and SR 90 also are closed for paving until 6 p.m. today.

During the closures, eastbound I-10 motorists can exit at Ocotillo Road (Exit 304) and take westbound I-10 to the SR 90 exit. Oversized loads must exit at Pomerene Road (Exit 306) to access westbound I-10.

The exit and entrance ramps on westbound I-10 at SR 90 will be closed from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 for paving. Alternating lane closures will be in effect on westbound I-10 approaching the overpass during those same hours.

On Wednesday, westbound I-10 motorists wishing to access SR 90 will be detoured to Mescal Road (Exit 297) so that they can enter eastbound I-10 to access SR 90 during work hours.

Starting Thursday, Oct. 11, crews will begin paving a four-mile segment of I-10 in both directions, including the overpass bridge. The I-10 paving is scheduled to start with closure of the right lanes in each direction through Friday, Oct. 12.

Traffic will use the left lanes through the project area and a 55 mph speed limit will be enforced.

On Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, crews will pave the left lanes in both directions while traffic uses the newly-paved right lanes. The work could potentially continue on Monday, Oct. 15, in necessary.

Hours of operation for the I-10 paving will be 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

Tucson Water Pipeline Repairs: East Glenn Street and Columbus Boulevard

Tucson Water crews will be undertaking repairs to a pipeline segment at the intersection of Glenn Street and Columbus Boulevard. The work has resulted in the closure of northbound and southbound traffic lanes of Columbus Avenue at Glenn Street. Northbound traffic along Columbus Boulevard is being diverted to Flower Street. Southbound traffic must turn at Glenn Street. The repairs are expected to take two weeks to complete. Motorists are urged to obey traffic control devices, and to use alternate routes while the work is being done. Care should be taken while driving in the area to ensure the safety of construction workers overseeing the repairs.

KINO PARKWAY AND 22ND STREET INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION START/TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The Ashton Company, Inc. under contract to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is beginning work on the Kino Parkway and 22nd Street Intersection Improvement. This work consists of replacing the existing intersection with a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) and extending Kino Parkway over 22nd Street. 22nd Street will be widened to
6 lanes with dual left turn lanes and right turn lanes at the Kino Parkway intersection. Public art will also be included in this project and integrated into the new bridge and lighting design.

On Monday, October 8, 2012, the median lanes of Kino Parkway between Aviation Highway and 29th Street will be closed to allow crews to do
tree salvage and clear and grub activities. Traffic control will be
removed at the end of each work day. This work is expected to be complete on November 8, 2012.

Additionally, crews will begin waterline relocation work on 22nd Street
from Cherrybell Stravenue to Kino Parkway. There will be intermittent
lane closures during this work for eastbound traffic.

Crews will be working from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Motorists driving in this area may experience traffic delays due to reduced capacity. Business access will be maintained at all times. The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in this area and obey all traffic control signs and watch for detour signs and personal working in the area.

Rillito River Park Drainage Improvements Near Swan Begin Oct. 3

Pima County Regional Flood Control District (RFCD) announces construction of north bank drainage improvements of The Loop on the Rillito River, just west of Swan Road through the Fletcha Caida Wash. The construction is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 3, and will continue until the end of October.

The Loop multi-use path in the construction area will remain open, but travel restrictions may be present intermittently. Bicyclists are asked to use caution and slow down through the construction zone for safety purposes and as a courtesy to other River Park users.

Signs will in place on The Loop alerting users about the construction.

"The intent of the project is to reduce flooding in this low-lying area," says John Spiker, Civil Engineer Manager with RFCD. "The project will reduce the water, mud, and sediment that collects on the path after storms."

The Loop is 55 miles of car-free paths being developed around metropolitan Tucson, with links to Marana and Oro Valley, for Pima County residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates and horses.

The Loop connects the Rillito River Park, the Santa Cruz River Park, the Julian Wash Greenway, the Harrison Greenway and the Pantano River Park. The Loop connects to parks, trails, bus and bike routes, workplaces, schools, libraries, restaurants, hotels and motels, shopping areas, and sports and entertainment venues.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be improving 17 miles of State Route 79 between Oracle Junction and Florence, between mileposts 111 and 128

The project will include a chip seal coat to improve asphalt conditions
and restriping the roadway. Work is expected to last approximately two months, beginning Tuesday, September 4.

During the project, drivers can expect lane restrictions and reduced speed limits through the project corridor. Pilot cars will be used when the roadway is narrowed to one lane. Drivers are reminded to slow down,proceed through the work zone with caution and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

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