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  • Traffic control change on Valencia Road starting Oct. 22

    Oct 21, 2015 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, and their contractor, Achen Gardner, continue construction work as part of the Valencia Road improvement project from Mark Road to Wade Road.

    Project Activity
    Starting tomorrow, Thursday, at 6AM, the contractor will be shifting traffic. Westbound traffic will be placed on the north side of Valencia Road. Eastbound traffic between South Arrow and Star Diamond will also be on the north side of Valencia, with eastbound traffic being shifted to the south side of Valencia Road at South Arrow. This configuration will allow crews to continue construction/sewer work within the project limits. Once work on the south side of Valencia Road between Star Diamond and South Arrow is complete, eastbound traffic will be shifted to the south side of Valencia Road, with westbound traffic remaining on the north side of the road. This traffic shift is expected to be in place for approximately two weeks.

    Project Scope
    The project improvements include the widening of Valencia Road from two to four lanes, includes bike lanes, multi-use path and sidewalks throughout the corridor. The project also includes drainage improvements through the corridor, landscaping and public art. The project is scheduled to be complete early 2016.

    Please approach the area with caution and obey all traffic control devices.

    In the event of mechanical failure or inclement weather, the construction schedule is subject to change.

    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 or call (520) 792-1093.