Posted 5:00 PM 7/26/2012 : Businesses looking forward to Grant Rd. improvement project
TUCSON - The city and the Regional Transportation Authority held a groundbreaking for the Grant Road Improvement Project.
It will widen Grant Rd. to six lanes from roughly Oracle Rd. to Swan.
Some businesses on Grant Rd. are actually looking forward to all the construction.
D's Island Grill and Tacos de Cabeza, small mobile restaurants on the side of Grant Road between 6th and 7th Avenue were in full swing during the lunch hour.
"I say we're doing pretty good on this side of town," said Duwayne Hall with D's Island Grill.
Once the construction picks up on this side of Grant Rd., they think business will actually boom.
"A lot of people are going to slow down more and they are going to see that there's actually food selling on this side," said Hall.
The transportation director tells us most of the construction work during this project will take place between 9 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon which includes these businesses' peak hours at lunchtime.
"I imagine the traffic will actually benefit us," said Marco Antonio Morales of Tacos de Cabeza.
And he thinks it won't just attract those stuck in traffic during the construction.
"The construction workers may even become our customers," said Morales.
Fernando Molina is a customer of Tacos de Cabeza.
He said a little construction won't keep him from eating at one of his usual spots.
"It might take us longer to get here because of the construction, but we will keep coming," he said.
Task force member and Grant Road business owner Susan Alexander said she hopes customers do make their way to the businesses.
"It's going to be a little longer drive time, but Grant road is a very important roadway and we'll still be here," said Alexander.
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