On Monday, October 29, 2012, crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin lowering utilities on Mission Road between Starr Pass Boulevard and Ajo Way to prepare for repaving this section of roadway. Crews will be lowering water valve covers and manhole covers from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with single lane closures from Monday, October 29, 2012 to Friday, November 2, 2012.

Beginning Saturday, November 3, 2012 through Monday, November 12, 2012, crews will be working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to mill (remove asphalt) and repave Mission Road. During this work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.

The removal and replacement of asphalt, as well as temporary striping will be complete before the El Tour de Tucson bicycle race on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Following the El Tour de Tucson, crews will adjust water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 19, 2012. 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.

The pavement improvement project 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 and residential access will be maintained at all times during the project. 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.