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Jun 6, 2014 6:47 PM by Alyssa Reilly

Oracle Road widening project starts June 12

TUCSON-Drivers and cyclists will soon be getting more wiggle room when it comes to traveling along a seven-mile stretch of Oracle Road.

Beginning June 12, the Arizona Department of Transportation will begin adding one new travel lane in each direction for a total of six lanes between Tangerine Road and the Pinal County line. Other work will include widening the shoulders, raising medians, making traffic signal improvements and installing a shared-use path on the east side of Oracle Road from Wilds Road to Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard.

Two lanes will be open during construction with the occasional lane closures happening during nighttime hours.

Crews expect to wrap up construction by spring 2016.

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