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Delayed: Final paving on I-10 between Tucson and Benson

As the final paving work on a 17-miles stretch of Interstate 10 rolls out over the next five weeks, drivers should be aware that trips between Tucson and Benson could take a bit longer than normal. Monday, officials announced that work would be pushed back until warmer temperatures arrive.... Read more»

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Bridge project will mean another 67-mile I-10 detour

Travelers headed to Tucson from points east will be in for a long drive next Wednesday night, as westbound I-10 lanes will be closed overnight while crews place concrete for the deck of a new bridge at Davidson Canyon, between Tucson and Benson. Drivers will be detoured 67 miles around the closure.... Read more»

Bridge project will mean 67-mile I-10 detour

Travelers headed to Tucson from points east will be in for a long drive Tuesday night, as westbound I-10 lanes will be closed overnight while crews place girders for a new bridge at Davidson Canyon, between Tucson and Benson. Drivers will be detoured 67 miles around the closure.... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Investing in Tucson' likely means higher sales tax

In Mayor Rothschild's "State of the City" speech, he indicated that Tucson leaders are poised to push for a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for core services. "Services have to be paid for, and so we're going to have that conversation with the community," he said.... Read more»

$40M project will rebuild 51-year-old Ajo/I-19 interchange

Work will begin later this spring to rebuild the interchange of Interstate 19 and Ajo Way (SR 86) on the South Side. ... Read more»

Grant Road widening open house Tuesday night

A meeting Tuesday will include a presentation on the final design for the widening of Grant Road between Stone and Park avenues, and information on design progress for widening projects between Alvernon and Swan roads.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Bond election: Transportation a path toward Tucson's future

Jim Kelley: Living in Pima County's District 2, Legislative District 2 and Congressional District 3 gives me a unique perspective of the transportation issues in Southern Arizona. It may seem heretical for a Republican to advocate for the Pima County bonds but I do for conservative reasons.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Off-ramp to ruin: Team Ducey says highways are too expensive

First, schools and now civilized society? A new study reports that Arizona will fall far short of what is necessary to maintain that which the Roman Empire managed to maintain for 500 years — highways. A new study says Arizona is $62.7 billion short of what is needed to maintain a basic transportation system throughout the state. ... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump's Iowa press conference

Donald Trump’s recent press conference garnered a lot of media attention for his put downs of two high-profile journalists, but he didn’t treat the facts much better.... Read more»

I-10 ramps at Valencia to close next week

On and off-ramps for Interstate 10 will be closed by paving work on Valencia Road next week. ... Read more»

Construction closes lanes near Nogales border crossing

Work on a new pedestrian underpass at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales will mean lane closures near the crossing until early October.... Read more»

Road hazard

How the 'embarrassing' gas tax impasse explains Washington

In 1993, the Dow Jones industrial average was still well under 4,000, the best-selling car in the country was the Ford Taurus, and the average cost of a Major League Baseball ticket was under $10. That was also the year that Congress last raised the federal tax on gasoline.... Read more»

I-10 reopening none too soon for businesses that rely on road

Interstate 10 reopened Friday after a five-day closure, but not soon enough for businesses in western Arizona and eastern California that depend on the highway.... Read more»

Businesses hope I-10 closure is road-funding ‘wakeup call’ to Congress

Arizona Trucking Association President Tony Bradley says one good thing may have come out of the closure of a section of Interstate 10 last week – it could point up the need to fix the nation’s infrastructure.... Read more»

Silverbell Road to be repaved between Goret and Ina

Beginning next month, the rugged 6-mile stretch of Silverbell Road between Goret and Ina roads will be getting a fresh layer of asphalt.... Read more»

Workers dig into 14-month Silverbell Rd. widening

Construction crews began work Wednesday on a 14-month-long project to widen Silverbell Road, a City of Tucson news release said. ... Read more»

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