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  • DOT - 29 Houghton Road: Irvington to Valencia

    Total Actual Cost: $ 7,920,585 
    Project Number:  CTR4HRSTV
    Funding Sources: 1997 HURF Bonds, RTA, Other
    Completion Date: June 2014
    Managing Dept.: Transportation
    Project Map: GIS Map

    The 1997 Transportation HURF Bond Ordinance includes $20M of bond funding for Houghton Road, Golf Links Road to Interstate 10. This project, Houghton Road: Irvington to Valencia, is the first phase to reach substantial completion. All phases are managed and delivered by Tucson Department of Transportation.

    Project scope and brief description:
    • Widen Houghton Road to 4-lanes north of Speedway and 6-lanes south of Speedway.
    • Addition of bike lanes, sidewalk and multi-use path.
    • Access control (median separation).
    • Intersection improvements including new signalization.
    • Bus pull outs.
    • Addition of second bridges (Pantano Wash, Agua Caliente Wash, Tanque Verde Creek).
    • New bridge over UPRR.
    • Drainage improvements and all-weather crossings.
    • Landscaping that maintains the scenic corridor and utilizes water harvesting.
    • Public art.
    • Wildlife sensitive design.

    Benefits the project brings to the public:
    • Expands vehicle capacity
    • Improves traffic safety
    • Multi-modal enhancements
    • Added transit enhancements
    • Improved connections to Tanque Verde, Speedway, Broadway, 22nd Street, Valencia and I-10.
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