Update on Houghton Road Corridor Construction

This article authored by: Catherine Hallberg

Houghton Road Corridor Construction Update – June 28, 2019
Houghton Road: Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Utility relocation work is being conducted along South Houghton Road between Valencia Road and Mary
Ann Cleveland Way in advance of the City of Tucson roadway improvement project in that segment.

Crews for both Century Link and Southwest Gas have been relocating or replacing underground lines since early June. The telecommunications work is scheduled for completion in early September, while the gas line replacement is expected to continue into winter of 2019. Some lane closures and left turn restrictions will be in effect for the Southwest Gas work, according to the utility. Motorists are encouraged to travel safely through the work area and be prepared for brief delays at times.The City of Tucson’s roadway construction is expected to begin in late 2019.

Houghton Road: Union Pacific Railroad Bridge to Interstate 10
Borderland Construction began work in early 2019 in coordination with construction of the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad to the north and the project is on-schedule and expected to be completed in December 2019. Improvements include six travel lanes, bicycle lanes in each direction, a six-foot asphalt sidewalk on the east side, a dynamic traffic speed sign, drainage improvements and native plant landscaping.

Thank you for your patience during construction. If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Michael Marietti, P.E. Engineering Project Manager
City of Tucson Department of Transportation 201 N. Stone, 4th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210
520-837-6629 or Michael.Marietti@tucsonaz.gov
Project website: www.houghtonroad.info

There you have it. Just wait until they begin tearing up the road between Valencia and Rita Road. Our office is there and I’m going to have to think of a creative way to get home.

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Send Rob and Catherine an email  for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667 or Text (520) 203-2031.

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