Downtown Links Phase III

January 7, 2020

Downtown links will provide easier access to Interstate 10 and ease congestion in the area for all commuters. (Map/ Downtown Links)


Downtown Links is an improvement project funded by the Regional Transportation Authority and partnered with the Tucson Department of Transportation, that will provide enhancements, benefits, and connections for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The three major benefits of this alignment include: Railroad-related improvements, new roadway drainage systems, and more multi-modal connections. Phase III of the project will connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway from Broadway Blvd to 6th St and offer an alternate route around the downtown core to Interstate 10. This phase includes a new four lane road north of the train tracks, improved drainage, bike lanes, multi-use paths, new bridges, public art and a deck plaza above the future underpass on 6th St.

On January 15, 2019 Tucson Department of Transportation gave a stakeholder update regarding the third phase of Downtown Links. Updates included scaling down the proposed Deck Plaza, several areas of the multi-use path, various structural elements, landscaping, and aesthetic treatments to make the project financially feasible within the original budget. View the materials from the January 2019 Stakeholder Meeting HERE.

Pre-construction field activities began on December 16, 2019. Construction is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2020 and will take approximately 24-30 months. 

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Downtown Links In the News:

CenturyLink to begin utility relocation work for downtown

Pima County roads underwent work in 2016

New interactive sculpture will spray passers-by

Public forum Tuesday night for Phase 3 of Downtown Links project

Downtown-area warehouses razed for road project

Decades-old Aviation Parkway plan moving forward