Oct 19, 2012 11:50 AM by Nichole Szemerei

Cone Zone 10/19

Guardrail work on northbound Interstate 19 in Sahuarita Friday

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close the left lane of northbound Interstate 19 between Duval Mine Road and Sahuarita Road, south of Tucson, in Sahuarita from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, for guardrail repair.

Notice of Road Closures at Dove Mountain neighborhood in Marana, AZ

The following streets will be closed from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on October 22, 2012: Morning Moonlight Lane, Floating Feather Lane, and Silent Dove Way. The streets will be receiving an asphalt preservation treatment. If inclement weather occurs, the project will be rescheduled and residents will be re-notified. Questions regarding the project can be addressed by calling 602-307-0425.

Paving and ramp work continues on Interstate 10 between Valencia Road and Rita Road in Tucson

Daytime work hours begin Friday due to lower nighttime temperatures

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 from Rita Road to Valencia Road until mid-November 2012.

During the final weeks of construction, warmer weather is required while the upper layer of pavement is applied; therefore beginning Friday, Oct. 19, work crews will work during daytime hours to complete the project.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
The following overnight work will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning:
• The eastbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Craycroft Road will be closed.
• The westbound I-10 exit entrance ramp at Craycroft Road will be closed.

Friday, Oct. 19
Daytime work hours begin. The following work will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
• The right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed from Rita Road to Craycroft Road.
• The westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Craycroft Road will be closed.
• The westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Wilmot Road will be closed.
• The westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Kolb Road will be closed.

Monday, Oct. 22
The following work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
• The right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed from Valencia Road to Rita Road.
• The eastbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Craycroft Road will be closed.
• The eastbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Wilmot Road will be closed.
• The eastbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at Kolb Road will be closed.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
The following work will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
• The left lane of west bound I-10 will be closed from Valencia Road to Rita Road.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
The following work will take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
• The left lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed from Valencia Road to Rita Road.

UPDATE - Pavement improvement project postponed on State Route 85 south of Ajo

The Arizona Department of Transportation has postponed the highway improvement work scheduled to take place this weekend on State Route 85 south of Ajo until spring 2013, due to climate and temperature requirements on pavement work.

The chip sealing portion of the project is expected to be completed in spring 2013, with permanent striping and pavement markers to be added to the pavement in late spring.

The $1.2 million project, which began in mid-September, entails sealing cracks in 10 ½ miles of the two-lane highway and chip sealing 15 ½ miles, including a portion of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

The project area extends from two miles south of Ajo (milepost 42) to approximately four miles south of Why (milepost 58).

Pavement work on Prince Road and Runway Drive east of Interstate 10 in Tucson begins Oct. 31

Runway Drive will be closed starting October 31 from Prince Road to Weymouth Drive for approximately 45 days.

As construction continues on the Interstate 10 widening project from Ruthrauff Road to Prince Road, the Arizona Department of Transportation will be closing Runway Drive from Prince Road to Weymouth Drive around the clock beginning Wednesday, Oct. 31, for approximately 45 days, as crews work to complete paving the area.

In addition, the Prince Road traffic interchange at I-10 and the eastbound and westbound I-10 entrance and exit ramps remain closed through late 2013.

• The westbound Frontage Road right lane will be closed between south of Miracle Mile to Industrial Loop through end of 2013.
• Prince Road at I-10 is closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.
• The eastbound I-10 frontage road will remain closed at Prince Road. Traffic is reduced to one lane and detoured at Commerce Drive to Fort Lowell Road and back onto the eastbound frontage road, north of Miracle Mile.
• The eastbound I-10 frontage road sections between Commerce Drive north of Prince Road and Fort Lowell Road south of Prince Road are two-way roads through spring 2013.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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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