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Jul 17, 2012 11:15 AM

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GRANT ROAD / ORACLE ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

On Monday, July 16, 2012, work will begin on improvements to the Grant Road and Oracle Road Intersection. During the first phase of the intersection improvement project, crews from Falcone Brothers & Associates, Inc., under contract to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will remove the median islands on Grant Road. Intersection work will also include the installation of temporary traffic signals. Traffic will be restricted to two lanes in each direction. Crews will be working from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The project is scheduled to be complete in July 2013.

Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in the work area. Please obey all traffic control devices and water for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

The $7.5 million RTA-Funded project will widen Grant Road to six lanes from 15th Avenue to Castro Street, with median island right-turn lane modifications along Oracle Road from Alturas Street south to Rillito Street. As part of the roadway widening, the intersection of Grant Road and Oracle road will be reconstructed to provide indirect left turn intersection operations.

FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION SABINO CANYON ROAD/TANQUE VERDE ROAD INTERSECTION

Beginning Monday, July 16, 2012, crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin milling, crack-sealing, and paving the intersection improvement area. The milling and paving work will be done at night. Crews will be working from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Crack-sealing work will be done during the daytime hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Business access will be maintained at all times.

Once paving is completed crews will adjust the water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt. During this work, concrete will be poured around the covers and barricades will be in place for 24 hours to allow the concrete to cure.

This phase of the project is expected to take approximately three weeks. This is the last phase of construction. Substantial completion is scheduled for the end of July.

Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in the work area. Please obey all traffic control devices and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

Guardrail repairs continue on westbound Interstate 10 in Texas Canyon

Lane restrictions will be in effect much of next week on westbound Interstate 10 in the Texas Canyon area of Cochise County where guardrail repairs are being made.

The work is part of an Arizona Department of Transportation project to resurface 14 miles of westbound I-10 between Johnson Road (Exit 322) and the east side of Benson.

ADOT has scheduled the following closures:

• Monday, July 16, the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed for approximately one mile beginning a mile west of Dragoon Road (Exit 318).

• Tuesday, July 17, the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed at milepost 317.

• Wednesday, July 18, the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed near milepost 316.

• Thursday, July 19, the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed at milepost 311, approximately one mile west of Sibyl Road.

The closures are scheduled to be in place each of those days from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. Message boards will notify approaching motorists of the lane restrictions and the posted speed limit through the closure areas will be reduced to 55 mph.

UPDATED: Repairs at Texas Canyon rest area on westbound Interstate 10 east of Benson to begin Monday, July 16

Rest area will be closed for up to five weeks

Closure of the rest area off westbound Interstate 10 in Texas Canyon has been rescheduled to begin Monday, July 16 to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to repair worn concrete in the parking area.

The closure, originally scheduled to start Monday, July 9, will be in effect for up to five weeks.

The work is part of a $4.2 million project to resurface westbound I-10 between the Johnson Road traffic interchange (Exit 322) and the east side of Benson which is scheduled to be completed by December 2012.

During the closure, motorists are advised to use available facilities in Willcox or Benson. The nearest highway rest area east of Texas Canyon is located near San Simon at Exit 389. The nearest highway rest area to the west is located near Sacaton, west of Casa Grande.

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