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  • Closure of Elephant Head Road Bridge starts Dec. 3

    Nov 24, 2015 | Read More News
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    Elephant Head Road BridgeBeginning on Thursday, December 3, the Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority and their contractor, Hunter Contracting, will close the Elephant Head Road Bridge at the Santa Cruz River to reconstruct the upper portion of the bridge. The anticipated date for re-opening the bridge to through traffic is January 14, 2016. A temporary detour located adjacent to the bridge will remain in place during the closure period.

    The bridge work will include new precast pre-stressed concrete bridge girders, new concrete deck, expansion joints, new concrete traffic barriers and new metal bridge railings. The bridge work will restore load capacity in order to avoid implementing load restrictions.

    Message boards will be in place prior to the closure. Speed limit through the detour and work zone will be limited to 15 MPH.

    The Pima County Department of Transportation reminds motorists to obey all traffic control signs, speed limits and flaggers throughout the construction zone.

    Please note that in the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, the construction schedule is subject to change and temporary disruption to traffic may occur.

    The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the fiscal manager of the $2.1 billion plan approved by Pima County voters on May 16, 2006. The RTA Board is comprised of representatives from local jurisdictions in Pima County, including the cities of Tucson and South Tucson, Pima County, the towns of Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation. A representative of the Arizona State Transportation Board also serves on the board. For more information about the RTA plan, visit RTA mobility's website or call (520) 792-1093.