Traffic

Apr 18, 2012 10:55 AM

Cone Zone: Marana, Downtown parking and Oro Valley

Twin Peaks Closure in Marana

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) field crews will be conducting system reinforcement and improvement work that will require the closure of West Twin Peaks Road between North Clayton and North Sanders roads. The closure will continue for approximately 20 hours. The affected portion of Twin Peaks Road is scheduled to reopen at around 4 a.m. on Thursday, April 19.

This lane closure is needed to provide a safer work environment for TEP employees who will be replacing sub-transmission structures and installing equipment to support two solar projects in the area. We appreciate the patience and understanding of area residents and commuters. Thanks!

EIGHTH STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

The Eighth Street Drainage Improvement limits extend from Sixth Avenue on the west to Third Avenue on the east and Sixth Street on the north to Stevens Avenue on the South.

Work throughout the improvement area will necessitate multiple street closures and restrictions that will impact motorists and bicyclists.

Business and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work area.

Beginning at 2 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 through Thursday, April 19, 2012, the contractor will stripe the parking areas along Third Avenue, Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue. Parking in the following areas will be interrupted during the striping operation:
· Third Avenue, between Sixth and Eighth Streets.
· Seventh Street, between Sixth and Third Avenues.
· Fifth Avenue, between Sixth and Eighth Streets.

Eighth Street, between Fifth and Fourth Avenues and Hoff and Fourth Avenue is closed. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of April. The intersection of

Fourth Avenue/Eighth Street is open to two-way traffic.

Stevens Avenue from Ninth Street to Fifth Avenue will remain closed through early May.

The traveling public can expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in the work area. For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage and message boards, and obey reduced speed limits. Watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

Public Meeting on Oracle Road improvement project from Tangerine Road to Pinal County Line
The public is invited to attend an open house to view sound barrier wall design drawings for three areas along the west side of Oracle Road, north of Vistoso Commerce Loop Drive and south of Mountainaire Drive. The sound walls are part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's proposed Oracle Road (State Route 77) improvement project from Tangerine Road to the Pinal County Line. The purpose of the meeting is to gain community input regarding the appearance and proposed design of the walls and other roadway features.

Wednesday, April 18
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Coronado K-8 School
3401 E. Wilds Road
Tucson, AZ 85739

ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration are working together to improve traffic flow and enhance safety on Oracle Road (SR 77) from Tangerine Road to the Pinal County Line. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2013.The project proposes to:
• Widen Oracle Road from two to three lanes in each direction along the project area.
• Include other improvements, such as raised center medians, traffic signal improvement and a shared-use path.

Traffic studies and noise analysis conducted during the ongoing design of the project determined that these locations qualify for sound barrier walls according to ADOT Noise Policy Abatement and the FHWA Noise Regulations. A survey of property owners with projected future noise levels that met policy qualifications found that a majority of owners in these areas want the walls built.

At the open house, you will have the opportunity to:
• View displays depicting the sound barrier walls.
• View maps showing the future locations of the walls.
• Talk with project team members who can address your questions.
• Provide your comments on the proposed sound barrier walls and other roadway features.

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