Bicycle boulevards are shared roadways that create an attractive, convenient, and comfortable cycling environment that is welcoming to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. Bicycle boulevards are low-volume, low-speed streets that have been optimized for bicycle travel through treatments such as traffic calming and traffic reduction, signage and pavement markings, and intersection crossing treatments. These treatments allow through movements for cyclists while discouraging similar through trips by non-local motorized traffic.
Speedway Boulevard will be widened from Camino Seco to Houghton Road to provide two through lanes in each direction with a 20-ft wide center landscaped median. Concrete curbs, new rubberized asphalt paving, six-foot wide sidewalks, bike lanes, and frontage roads will be provided from end to end and promote alternative modes of transportation.
The improved roadway will include new drainage improvements. These improvements include storm drains, catch basins, and reinforced concrete box culvert crossings to control flooding and provide all weather crossing capability.
The City of Tucson proposes to widen Speedway Boulevard to a six-lane divided roadway between Main Avenue and Interstate 10. This would include the widening and reconstruction of the existing underpass structure at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) crossing. The improved Speedway Boulevard would have full urban amenities, including street lighting, drainage facilities, bike and pedestrian facilities and landscaping. The project would be jointly funded by the City of Tucson and the Federal Highway Administration.
The City of Tucson, in conjunction with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), is planning improvements to Sabino Canyon Road from just south of Tanque Verde Road to Kolb Road. The proposed improvements would include two lanes of traffic in each direction, bike lanes and a multi use path or sidewalks along Sabino Canyon Road. This project is part of the $2.1 billion, 20-year RTA plan that was approved by voters in May 2006
Welcome to the Houghton Road Corridor Improvements official website.
As one of the official corridor projects approved by the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), we have been working hard to make this project a reality. This project will bring numerous improvements to the Houghton Corridor from Interstate 10 to Tanque Verde.
(Information about Pima County's Tanque Verde Road Project is available here: Tanque Verde Road Improvements: Catalina Highway to Houghton Road)