Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:16 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2012 8:17 AM
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.
Construction barrier removal scheduled on Interstate 10 at State Route 90 early Monday
Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 at the junction with State Route 90 in Benson on the morning of Monday, July 23 will encounter lane closures in both directions while Arizona Department of Transportation crews remove temporary barrier walls that have been in place during construction of the new interstate overpass.
The following travel restrictions are scheduled between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday.
• The right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed beginning one-half mile west of the SR 90 interchange (Exit 302).
• The left lane of westbound I-10 will be closed beginning one-half mile east of the overpass.
Both closures will cover approximately one mile and approaching motorists will be notified by message boards.
The work is part of ADOT's $27.6 million project to replace the traffic interchange, replace a section of S-curves on I-10 west of SR 90 and make improvements to SR 90 near the interchange. Major work on the project is expected to be completed this fall with the possibility of final paving in spring 2013.
Bridge barrier construction and guardrail replacement continue next week on westbound Interstate 10 near Texas Canyon
The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue work on westbound Interstate 10 in Cochise County next week in preparation for repaving a 14-mile segment between the east end of Texas Canyon and the east side of Benson.
Crews will continue constructing a new bridge barrier wall at Adams Peak Wash, requiring daily right lane closures on westbound I-10 Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. Adams Peak Wash is located between mileposts 309 and 310 west of Texas Canyon.
Guardrail replacement on the western slope of Texas Canyon will require progressive right lane closures on westbound I-10 from milepost 317 to milepost 311. Those closures will be in effect daily from Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26. The closure area will be up to three miles long and will move as the work progresses.
In both areas, posted speed limits will be 55 mph and message boards will notify motorists of the restrictions in advance.
The work also includes repairs at the westbound rest area in Texas Canyon, which will remain closed until September. Repaving work is scheduled to begin after the Labor Day weekend.
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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