Posted 11:41 AM 9/24/2012 : Cone Zone 9/24
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Construction team is working to make up for the delays that inclement weather caused during August. Construction activities are at a high pace.
• At 10 p.m. on Friday, September 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, October 1, the intersection of Congress Street and Sixth Avenue will be closed. This intersection work is being coordinated with ongoing Congress Street construction activities so that when the intersection reopens on Monday, October 1, rail will be installed from just west of Fifth Avenue to just east of the Stone Avenue intersection.
• Paving of Congress Street between Fifth and Stone Avenues is scheduled for September 28 and 29.
• In order to complete the work during the scheduled closure time, there may be times when the contractor works 24-hour shifts.
• East and west pedestrian access will be maintained during the intersection closure. North and south access is available via Fifth and Stone Avenues.
• Sun Tran bus riders should contact a Sun Tran representative with inquiries regarding possible affected routes.
• Most parking along Sixth Avenue, north and south of the Congress Street intersection, will be maintained.
• During the month of September, crews will begin installing track on Congress Street from Fifth Avenue to east of Stone Avenue.
• During the week of September 24, the contractor will prepare Congress Street, between Sixth and Stone Avenues, for paving the first layer of asphalt and will pour the concrete track bed on the Congress Street block between Fifth Avenue to west of Sixth Avenue.
• The asphalt and concrete roadway in front of the Old Pueblo Parking Garage will be removed over the weekend of September 22 and 23 and replaced with temporary material, providing continued access to the garage. Intermittent restrictions to the garage may occur September 28 and 29.
• Work between Stone and Church Avenues and will resume. Work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. After installation of the sewer, the contractor will begin installing the HCS lines (lateral lines that connect to the mainline). Installations are expected to take approximately one week to complete.
Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard
• *Eastbound travel will not be permitted through the intersection of Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 22 through 6 a.m. Monday, September 24. The closure will allow the contractor to complete rail installation through the intersection. Eastbound motorists should watch for signs directing them around the work area. Westbound travel through the intersection will not be impacted.
• University Boulevard, between Third and Euclid Avenues, contractor is completing work on curb, sidewalks and handicap ramps.
• Paving is scheduled along University, between Euclid and First Avenues, on October 1 and 2.
U of A and Health Sciences Center
• EB Speedway Boulevard is reduced to 2 lanes between Cherry and Campbell Avenues. The temporary lane closure will be in place while the contractor prepares the roadway for repaving operations, which are necessary following the required excavation to complete the "tie-over" of the 16-inch water line in the area.
• Once paving operations are approved, the roadway will be reduced to one eastbound travel lane. Paving is anticipated to take one day to complete.
• On Wednesday, September 26, through Friday, October 5, westbound Speedway Boulevard, between Cherry and Warren Avenues, will be reduced to one travel lane from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This closure allows the contractor to complete the abandonment of existing water services and lines in the area.
• Each day from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning, westbound Speedway Boulevard will be reopened to two travel lanes.
• From 5 p.m. Friday, September 28, through 9 a.m. Monday, October 1, westbound Speedway Boulevard will remain open to two travel lanes.
• At 7 a.m on Sunday, September 23, the contractor will begin preparing Second Street, from Palm to Highland Avenue, for rail placement. The work will include excavation of the existing roadway, rail installation, and placement of new asphalt pavement. This work is expected to be completed by early November.
• The intersection of Mountain Avenue and Second Street will be closed.
• Access to the Second Street Garage can be accessed via Cherry or Vine Avenues and then traveling west to the garage.
• Motorists exiting the Second Street Garage will only be permitted to make a right turn movement.
• Westbound travel on Second Street will be directed around the work area.
• To provide access to the Student Union loading dock, James E. Rogers Way will be temporarily converted to two-way travel from September 24, through approximately early November 2012. This change in traffic control along James E. Rogers Way will not provide access to Second Street. Parking will not be allowed along James E. Rogers Way during the temporary two-way conversion.
• Helen Street between Warren and Martin Avenues will be closed through December 2012.
Sunday through Tuesday schedule for overnight paving and ramp work on Interstate 10 between Valencia Road and Rita Road in Tucson
The Arizona Department of Transportation continues repaving a segment of Interstate 10 in Tucson. Crews will intermittently close one lane and the entrance and exit ramps on eastbound and westbound I-10 nightly from Rita Road to Valencia Road throughout fall 2012. Overnight work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning as follows:
Sunday, Sept. 23
• The right lane on westbound I-10 will be closed from Rita Road to Kolb Road.
Monday, Sept. 24
• The right lane on westbound I-10 will be closed from Rita Road to Kolb Road.
• The westbound I-10 entrance ramp at Kolb Road will be closed.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
• The right lane on westbound I-10 will be closed from Kolb Road to Wilmot Road.
• The westbound I-10 exit ramp at Wilmot Road will be closed.
During the ramp closures, drivers may use the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps at the adjacent intersections. Message boards and signs will guide drivers through the area.
Paving work begins this week on westbound Interstate 10 between Benson and Willcox in Texas Canyon
Paving work will begin in Texas Canyon next week as the Arizona Department of Transportation begins work to resurface 14 miles of westbound Interstate 10 in central Cochise County.
A nearly three-mile segment of the left lane of westbound I-10 will be closed daily from 3 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Monday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 28. The closure starts approximately two miles west of the Johnson Road interchange (Exit 322) and continues until approximately one mile west of Dragoon Road (Exit 318).
Message boards will warn approaching motorists of the 16-foot lane restriction and the posted speed limit will be 55 mph through the work area. Department of Public Safety officers will be stationed at the work site.
Segments of State Routes 80 and 90 in Cochise County to be restriped starting this week
Intermittent restrictions near Sierra Vista and Tombstone will create brief delays for motorists
The Arizona Department of Transportation will restripe segments of State Route 90 in Sierra Vista and State Route 80 near Tombstone starting next week to complete a repaving project in those areas. The striping work will begin Monday, Sept. 24 and continue daily through Wednesday, Oct. 3, excluding the weekend. Daily hours of operation will be 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Motorists traveling on the two state highways can expect brief delays while ADOT crews place final pavement striping in the following areas:
• State Route 90 - north of Sierra Vista and includes Huachuca City. The project area's western boundary is approximately a half-mile west of the intersection with Railroad Drive and the eastern boundary is the traffic signal at Buffalo Soldier Trail.
• State Route 80 - west of Tombstone. The project area extends from approximately four miles west of the junction with State Route 82 and continues to the western edge of the City of Tombstone.
In both areas, a striping machine will move slowly through the project area applying the new paint with a Department of Public Safety patrol vehicle trailing behind. Speeds will be reduced approaching the work area.
Motorists on SR 80 can expect longer delays because the work will be in a two-lane segment of highway. The work on SR 90 is in a four-lane segment so motorists will be able to pass around the crews using the additional lane during work hours.
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