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  • Northern Avenue closed to through traffic in July

    Jul 01, 2015 | Read More News
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    Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, and their contractor, Markham Contracting Company, continue to work on Phase 3 (La Cañada Drive to Oracle Road) of the Cortaro Farms/Magee Road: Thornydale Road to Oracle Road Improvement Project.

    Starting Monday, July 6 thru Thursday July 16, 2015, (weekend included) northbound Northern Avenue between Magee Road and eastbound Cool Drive will be closed to thru traffic. Only local traffic will be allowed access to the area in order to arrive at their residence. This closure will allow construction crews to expedite work on Northern Avenue. This work will include: pulverizing existing asphalt, install conduit for signals, adjust manholes, pour curbs and driveways, install catch basins, landscape and pave roadway on July 15, 2015.

    Starting Monday, July 20, thru Friday, July 31, 2015, southbound Northern Avenue between Magee Road and Placita Campo de Adobes will be closed so that crews can perform the same work as previously stated above in an effort expedite construction. The same restrictions will be in place allowing only local traffic access.

    Staff would like to encourage residents to use alternate routes when trying to access the area. We realize the inconvenience, but we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these closures.

    In the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, the construction schedule is subject to change.
    For more information, contact Annabelle Valenzuela, Program Manager, at (520) 724-6410 or visit the project website .

    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 or call (520) 770-0410