Crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have begun pre-lowering utilities on Oracle Road between Drachman Street and Miracle Mile to prepare for repaving this section of roadway.  Crews will be pre-lowering utilities from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with single lane closures from Monday, August 20, 2012 to Friday, August 24, 2012.  

Beginning Monday, August 27, 2012, crews will be working from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., performing milling (removing asphalt) and paving operations.  Work is being done at night to lessen the impact to the traveling public.  This work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, August 31, 2012.  During this work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained. 

When paving is complete crews will adjust water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt.  As part of this work, concrete will be poured around the covers and barricades will be in place for 24 hours to allow the concrete to cure. This work will be done during daytime hours.  This work is expected to be complete by Friday, September 7, 2012.  

The is work is part of the Fiscal Year 2013 Mayor and Council approved Pavement Preservation Program, a one-year, $20 million street rehabilitation program to resurface arterial, collector and residential streets. The funding was made available by restructuring the Fiscal Year 2013 Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) debt, the increase of HURF revenue and General Fund money. 

Business access will be maintained at all times.  The traveling public can expect delays when driving in the work area.  Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area.