AUTO MALL DRIVE - WETMORE ROAD TO ORACLE ROAD AND
WETMORE ROAD - ORACLE ROAD TO FIRST AVENUE RESURFACING PROJECT
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Auto Mall Drive from Wetmore Road to Oracle Road and Wetmore Road from Oracle Road to First Avenue. These pavement improvement projects are part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.
Both projects will begin with crews lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Crews will begin lowering the utility covers first on Auto Mall Drive and then on Wetmore Road. This work will take place Sunday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. During the utility lowering phase of the projects at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.
On Sunday, May 4, 2014, crews will begin a full-depth mill (removing asphalt) and repaving on Auto Mall Drive. The Auto Mall Drive repaving work is scheduled to be complete by Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Crews will then move to Wetmore Road and begin a full-depth mill and repaving work. To minimize the impact on the traveling public, the milling and paving operations will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. At least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained during this work.
This project is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Residential and business access will be maintained at all times during the project, except for when heavy equipment is directly in front of a driveway. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area. The schedule is subject to change due to equipment malfunction or inclement weather.
More information on the Road Recovery Program can be found at www.tucsonaz.gov/streetbonds or by calling (520) 837-6686. Follow @TucsonRoadRecovery on twitter.