Posted May 14, 2012, 10:09 am
The Modern Streetcar Project is continuing with additional traffic closures Downtown and around Fourth Avenue and the University of Arizona.
The Sun Link team and the Tucson bicycling community are suggesting detour routes for bicyclists around the construction, with designated crossing areas while work is going on, said Michael Graham, a spokesman for the City.
The following construction affects motorists:
- On-street parking will not be permitted along Broadway between Granada and Fifth Avenues.
During Congress Street work, there will be intermittent closures of 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue at Congress Street.
Scott Avenue is closed at Congress Street for
approximately four months. Access to businesses north and south of the
intersection, as well as access to street parking and garages off Scott
Avenue, will be maintained.
- Construction on Congress Street includes curb to curb removal of
asphalt and major excavation for utility relocations before the roadway
is reconstructed with rail. The extensive nature of this work requires
full closures 24 hours per day.
Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard
This area of the project includes Fourth Avenue from the Fourth Avenue
underpass to University Boulevard, University Boulevard to Main Gate
Square, and Park Avenue to 2nd Street. Traffic control in this area is
On Monday, University Boulevard will be closed to
vehicular and bicycle traffic between Third Avenue and Euclid Avenue and
between Euclid and Park Avenues. This closure will be in place for
approximately four months while the contractor completes the removal of
the existing roadway, underground utility work, rail placement and
installation of the Overhead Conductor System.
The intersections of University Boulevard with Bean Avenue, Second
Avenue, Jacobus Avenue, First Avenue and Tyndal will be closed to
Traffic along Third, Euclid and Park Avenues will not be affected during this work.
Sidewalk access will be maintained at all times.
On Thursday and Friday, the contractor will transport welded rail to
the work area along Fourth Avenue north of Sixth Street. The rail will
be moved from an area near Tenth Street, north on Third Avenue to
Seventh Street, west to Fourth Avenue and north through the intersection
of Sixth Street. Several segments of rail will be transported each day.
Officers will be on site to direct traffic at the intersections of
Sixth Street at Fourth Avenue and Seventh Street at Fourth Avenue.
Motorist should plan for delays.
On-street parking along Third Street between 10th and Seventh streets will not be permitted.
On-street parking along Seventh Street, between Third and Fourth avenues will not be permitted.
On-street parking along Fourth Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh streets will not be permitted.
Fourth Avenue is closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic
between Sixth Street and University Boulevard. This closure will be in
place for approximately four months.
- Pedestrian access along Fourth Avenue will be maintained at all times.
University of Arizona and Health Sciences Center
This area of the project includes 2nd Street to Warren Avenue, the
Warren Avenue underpass and a section of Helen Street that connects to
the Health Science Center. Traffic control in this area is as follows:
On Monday, Second Street will be closed to vehicular and
bicycle traffic between Park Avenue and Palm Drive and between Highland
and Warren Avenues. This closure will be in place while the contractor
completes the removal of the existing roadway, underground utility work,
rail placement and installation of the Overhead Conductor System.
The intersection of Cherry Avenue at Second Street is closed.
Signs will be in place to direct motorists around the work area. This
intersection closure will be in place through the summer.
Access to the Second Street garage will be maintained.
Pedestrian access across Second Street near Highland Avenue will be maintained.
On Monday, First Street will be converted to two-way
travel between Mountain and Campbell Avenues. This conversion helps
facilitate traffic flow during Second Street construction activities.
On Wednesday, Martin Avenue will be converted to two-way
travel between First and Second Streets, and Second Street will be
converted to two-way travel between Warren and Martin Avenues. These
conversions will help facilitate traffic flow during Second Street
- Palm Drive access at Second Street remains open, with easy access
from Speedway Boulevard by taking Mountain Avenue to Second Street and
heading west to Palm Drive.
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