2013

2013

Streetcar Construction Info for July 1-July 8

July 1, 2013

SunLinkIconThe following information was culled from the Tucson Modern Streetcar newsletter, found online at TucsonStreetcar.com. If you have any questions or concerns, call the info line at 624-5656 to speak to a team member about the project.

Roadway closures indicate areas where roads are closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Pedestrian access adjacent to these closures will be maintained at all times. Cyclists must walk their bikes while using the sidewalks.

In observance of Independence Day, there will be no Sun Link Tucson Streetcar related construction activity Thursday, July 4, 2013 through Sunday, July 7, 2013. The project team wishes you and your families a safe a happy holiday.

For a map of downtown traffic conditions please click here.

NEW/UPCOMING WORK ACTIVITIES

Following is detailed information for work from July 1-July 8, 2013.

  • On Monday, July 1, 2013, Scott Avenue reopens to through traffic. A temporary three-way stop will be in place while the new traffic signals are installed. Officers will direct traffic during peak travel times.
  • On Monday, July 1, 2013 and Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, the contractor will install signs along Congress Street and Broadway. Motorists should expect temporary lane restrictions in the immediate work area.
  • Beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, the contractor will begin placing temporary striping along Congress Street and Broadway, between Granada and Fifth Avenue and along Granada Avenue, between Cushing and Congress Streets. Motorists should prepare for temporary lane restrictions during this overnight operation.
  • During the Week of July 1, 2013, the contractor will complete installation and begin adjustments of the overhead contact wire along Congress Street and Broadway from Toole Avenue to Granada Avenue. Motorists should expect lane restriction in the area. Officers will be on site to direct traffic during this work.
  • During the week of July 8, the contractor will begin installing traffic poles and signals, conduit, sidewalks, curb and access ramps along Broadway from Granada Avenue to Fifth Avenue. This work will be ongoing through the end of July 2013. Traffic may be shifted to accommodate work in the area. Temporary turn restrictions at intersections may be in place during these activities.
  • On Monday, July 8, 2013, traffic on the eastbound I-10 frontage road between Congress and Cushing Streets will be switched to the left travel lane while the contractor prepares the roadway for paving. Motorists may experience temporary delays while concrete barrier is moved to accommodate the work.
  • Access to the Congress Street I-10 on ramp will be maintained at all times.
  • Access to businesses along the eastbound I-10 frontage road will not be impacted.
  • The Cushing Street/I-10 underpass is closed to motorists.

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ONGOING WORK – ALL SECTIONS:

Downtown

This area of the project includes Congress Street and Broadway through downtown from Granada Avenue to 5th Avenue. ONGOING traffic control in this area is as follows:

Access to the many events and activities in the downtown area can be reached from the north by using Sixth Avenue; from the east by using Broadway or Barraza-Aviation Parkway; from the south by using sixth Avenue; or from the west by using Congress Street and Broadway.

  • The existing traffic signals and foundations at the intersections of Church Avenue and Broadway and Stone Avenue and Broadway have been removed. Temporary three-way stops will be in place while the new traffic signals are installed. Officers will direct traffic during peak travel times.
  • The existing traffic signals and foundations at the intersection of Granada Avenue and Congress Street have been removed. Temporary signals will be in place while the new traffic signals are installed.
  •  The contractor is installing stop foundations and canopies and poles for the overhead contact system (OCS) in the downtown area along Congress Street and Broadway. Officers will be on site to direct traffic during this work.
  • The contractor has begun the installation of signal foundations and poles on the north half of the Scott Avenue intersection at Broadway. A temporary three-way stop will be in place at Scott Avenue and Broadway while the new traffic signals are installed. Officers will direct traffic during peak travel times.
  • The existing traffic signals have been removed from the intersection of Broadway and Sixth Avenue. A temporary three-way stop is in place at the Broadway and Sixth Avenue intersection. This temporary traffic control will be in place while the new traffic signals are installed.
  • Broadway is reduced to one travel lane from Granada to Stone Avenues. The lane reduction will be in place through the end of June 2013, while the contractor installs rail along this section of roadway.
  • One eastbound Broadway travel lane will be maintained from Granada Avenue through the Church Avenue intersection.
  • Broadway and Stone Avenue intersection will not be impacted by this work.
  • Because of the location of the work and restricted lanes, large trucks will not be allowed to turn at the intersection of Church Avenue and Broadway.
  • North and southbound Church Avenue, at Broadway, has been reduced to one travel lane in each direction. This lane reduction will be in place through the end of June 2013.
  • One eastbound Broadway travel lane will be maintained through the Church Avenue intersection.
  • Because of the location of the work and restricted lanes, large trucks will not be allowed to turn at the intersection.
  • North and southbound crosswalk access will be shifted from the east and west side of the Church Avenue and Broadway intersection as work progresses through the area.
  • East and westbound crosswalk access will be maintained along both sides of the Broadway and Church Avenue intersection.
  • Parking will not be allowed along the east side of Church Avenue, between Broadway and Jackson Street.

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I-10 and West End of Line

This area of the project includes the west side of Interstate 10, Cushing Street under I-10 to Granada Avenue and Granada Avenue to Congress Street. ONGOING traffic control in this area is as follows:

  • The westbound I-10 frontage road from 22nd Street to Congress Street has been reopened to traffic.
  • One travel lane is open from 22nd Street to Cushing Street along the westbound I-10 frontage road.
  • Two travel lanes are open from Cushing Street to Congress Street along the westbound I-10 frontage road.
  • Cushing Street under I-10 will remain closed.
  • Cushing Street, east of the westbound I-10 frontage road, has been re-opened. Cushing Street under I-10 will remain closed.
  • Cushing Street, between the eastbound I-10 frontage road west to Avenida del Palo Fierro, is closed to motorists.
  • The eastbound I-10 frontage road is reduced to one travel lane between Congress and Cushing Streets.
  • Access to the Congress Street I-10 on ramp will be maintained at all times.
  • Access to businesses along the eastbound I-10 frontage road will not be impacted.
  • The Cushing Street and I-10 underpass is closed to through traffic.

St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street

  • A project unrelated to the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project, is working along St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street, between Church Avenue and the westbound I-10 frontage road. Church Avenue at Sixth Street has been closed to allow the contractor to complete underground utility work. The following traffic control will be in place during this work:
  • North and southbound Church Avenue will be closed at Sixth Street to allow the contractor to complete underground sewer work. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of July 2013.
  • One travel lane in each direction will be maintained along St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street, between Church Avenue and the westbound I-10 frontage road.
  • Access to Davis Elementary School will be maintained at all times.
  • The intersection of Granada Avenue and St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street will be open to all turning movements and through traffic.
  • Pedestrian access at the intersection of Granada Avenue and St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street will be maintained.
  • Main Avenue will be closed at its intersection with Sixth Street.
  • Work hours for the contractor are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work.
  • Motorists are asked to avoid using local neighborhood streets as a detour.

U of A and Health Sciences Center

This area of the project includes Second Street to Warren Avenue, the Warren Avenue underpass and a section of Helen Street that connects to the Health Science Center. ONGOING traffic control in this area is as follows:

  • The intersection of Warren Avenue and First Street has been closed to allow the contractor to complete the removal of the existing roadway, underground utility work, rail placement and installation of the Overhead Contact System. This closure will be in place through July, 2013.
  • Second Street has been re-opened to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians from Park Avenue to Campbell Avenue.
  • Helen Street, between Warren and Martin Avenues, is closed.
  • The Warren Avenue Underpass closure is expected to be in place through July 2013, while the contractor completes the removal of the existing roadway, underground utility work, rail placement and installation of the Overhead Contact System. Detour signs will be in place to help direct pedestrian and bicycle traffic through the area.

Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard

This area of the project includes 4th Avenue from the 4th Avenue underpass to University Boulevard, University Boulevard to Main Gate Square, and Park Avenue to 2nd Street. ONGOING traffic control in this area is as follows:

  • No ongoing construction related activities are occurring along Fourth Avenue or University Boulevard at this time.

The construction activity information in this update is subject to change at any time.

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