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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»

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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»

Hot roads mean fog-seal repairs pushed back for months

Blacktop baking in the sun has meant streets so hot that the city of Tucson has called a halt to several fog-sealing road repair projects until October. ... Read more»

I-10 construction to slow Phoenix-Tucson travelers

Road work on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix will delay drivers this weekend and next week, officials said, with the highway being narrowed to a single lane at points.... Read more»

Discuss regional transportation at workshop series

The public is invited to give input at three workshops as officials lay the groundwork for a 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. The discussions will be held Wednesday, and on May 19 and 21.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Tearing down the house: 820 E. Grant Road

I wonder if our old house on Grant Road will come down carefully, brick by brick, as it was built up in 1948 by a young World War II veteran and his pregnant wife — my parents. Or whether it will be quickly beaten down by some residential wrecking ball and rolled over by a gigantic bulldozer as the street is widened.... Read more»5

Grant Road repaving update

While drivers dodging construction in Midtown may feel stuck in a rut on their commute, Tucson's Transportation Department is rolling along with the project to resurface a three-mile stretch of East Grant Road. Here's the latest on the work schedule: ... Read more»

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