The DOT-06 Magee Road, La Canada Drive to Oracle Road project began construction October 2013 and is scheduled to be complete late 2015. The DOT-41 Neighborhood Transportation Harrison Greenway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (part of The Loop) project is starting construction and scheduled for completion in December 2015. Intersection improvements at Kinney Road and State Route 86 (Ajo Road) have been designed by ADOT as part of their SR86 Ajo Highway improvements plans. Construction of this work is now planned to bid fall 2015 and complete in summer/fall, 2018. These improvements make up the southernmost portion of the DOT-50 Kinney Road, Ajo Way to Bopp Road project. The other phases of this project remain on hold pending further consideration by private developers. Construction of DOT-53 Old Tucson-Nogales Highway-Summit Neighborhood began in spring 2015 and is scheduled to complete by fall 2015.
There are several active projects in the DOT-57 Safety Improvement program. Three HAWK projects were recently bid and are expected to start construction in summer of 2015. They are located at Tanque Verde Road at Emily Gray JHS, Bowes Road at Sabino High School, and Flowing Wells Road at Wabash Street. HAWK’s on Palo Verde Road at both Alvord & Milton are scheduled to bid July 2015. One HAWK project is in design for Mary Ann Cleveland Way at Kush Canyon Lane, partially funded with Federal funds, and construction is estimated to complete FY 2016/17. Two programmatic projects, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Square Tube Breakaway Posts, continue to spend bond funds annually.
Four projects completed construction in the last six months. The DOT-44 Orange Grove Road, Camino de Ia Tierra to La Cholla project started construction in late May 2013 and completed in July 2014. The DOT-57 Orange Grove Two-Way Left-Turn and Bike Lanes (La Canada Road to Oracle Road) project is now substantially complete. The Centennial Elementary Safe Routes to School project and the Homer Davis Elementary Bicycle & Pedestrian Enhancements project were completed in July and August 2014, respectively. These two projects received partial funding from the DOT-57 Safety Improvement program.
Construction was completed on two DOT-41 bond projects. The Neighborhood Transportation Desert View High School Access Road sub-project was completed as part of the Valencia Road/Alvernon to Wilmot RTA project. The paving of Irving Road south of E. Tennessee Street was completed providing access to a youth center.
HURF bonds totaling $47.5 million are planned to fund three City of Tucson projects. They are the remaining phases of DOT-29 Houghton Road, Golf Links to I-10 (RTA #32); DOT- 56 Broadway Boulevard, Euclid Avenue to Campbell (RTA #17); and DOT-58 22nd Street, I-10 to Tucson Boulevard (RTA #19). DOT-56 Broadway Boulevard, Euclid Avenue to
Campbell is currently under development. Construction is estimated to start in 2017 and will take approximately three years to complete. This is the same estimated construction schedule for the DOT-58, 22nd Street project. Completion of the entire Houghton Road project is not anticipated before 2026.