The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project team reopened Congress Street from Toole Avenue to Scott Avenue this afternoon to bicyclists and motorists. The reopening of Congress Street - to a single westbound lane - allows for better access to businesses along this stretch of Congress. A detour route is still in place on Toole Avenue for motorists wanting to access the west side of downtown. This milestone marks an additional significant step in completing Tucson’s largest construction project in the City’s history.

Construction crews have also completed underground utility work, installed concrete-embedded rail, paved, and reopened roadways in these areas:

  • Second Street between Park Avenue and Palm Drive and between Highland and Cherry Avenues
  • University Boulevard between Tyndall Avenue and Third Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue from University Boulevard to Seventh Street

The first phase of the construction of Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge, an east-west link for the streetcar, is complete and open to pedestrians and bicyclists. The bridge will open to vehicular traffic - including the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar - after the contractor installs rail and the overhead electrical system that will power the vehicles.

For more information, please visit www.tucsonstreetcar.com to subscribe to email updates, visit the project Facebook page, and sign up for Twitter, or call the information line at (520) 624 -5656.

The Tucson Sun Link Tucson Streetcar is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and part of the voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan that will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The Sun Link project is co-managed by the City of Tucson and the RTA.