On Monday, October 7, 2013, crews from Southern Arizona Paving Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin improvements to Rita Road, from the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks to Science Park Drive. Work hours for the project will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Infrastructure improvements include reconstructing southbound Rita Road from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to just south of Science Park Drive, a five-foot wide bicycle lane, a southbound right-turn lane and traffic signal upgrades at the Rita Road and Science Park Drive intersection. Work will also include new northbound sidewalks in locations where sidewalks currently do not exist. The improvement project is scheduled to be complete in January 2014.

During the work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained on Rita Road. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in these work areas.  Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in these work areas.