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  • Work to start on Valencia Road; Alvernon Way to Wilmot Road

    Jan 10, 2014 | Read More News
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    For more information, please contact:
    Annabelle Valenzuela, Program Manager

    Office: (520) 724-6445 Cell: (520) 591-9563
    E-mail: Annabelle Valenzuela
    Pima County, Ariz. (Jan. 10) – The Pima County Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, and their contractor, KE&G Construction Inc., are beginning a roadway improvement construction project on Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to Wilmot Road.

    Project Activity

    Starting Monday, January 13, 2014, the contractor will be mobilizing equipment, clearing and grubbing vegetation, potholing and placing caution fencing in preparation for upcoming traffic activities.

    Traffic Activity

    On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, traffic will be switched to the south side of the roadway (eastbound lanes) and work will begin on the westbound lanes. Traffic control and signage are in place to direct traffic and the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph through the construction zone.

    Project Scope

    The project improvements will include the widening of Valencia road to six travel lanes, includes widening the bridge structure over the Union Pacific Railroad, paved shoulders for bicycles, a multi-use path at Julian Wash, curbs and storm drains, landscaped median and public art. The project is expected to be completed by summer of 2015.

    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 www.RTAmobility.com or call (520) 770-0410.