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DOT-41 Valencia Road, Alvernon Way to Wilmot RTA24

Total Actual Cost: $36,089,599
Project Number: CTR4VAKDP
Funding Sources: 1997 HURF Bonds, RTA, City of Tucson, County HURF
Completion Date: November 2015
Managing Dept.: Department of Transportation 
Project Map: GIS Map

This project involved reconstructing Valencia Road between Alvernon Way and Wilmot Road to improve safety, reduce congestion, improve operations and increase mobility. Voters approved it in 2006 as part of RTA’s Transportation Plan 1.

The project area went from a four-lane divided road to a six-lane. This widening also took place under the I-10 bridge and the bridge that goes over the Union Pacific Railroad. Widening was necessary to meet projected 2035 traffic demands, which has Valencia Road carrying about 40,000 vehicles per day. Additional project improvements included a continuous sidewalk and 6-foot multi-use lanes for bicycle access in both directions.

In addition, this project realigned Littletown Road and added a new signal at the new intersection. Turn lane capacity and safety was also improved at Benson Highway and Swan Road, Craycroft Road and Wilmot. Road.

This project also included drainage improvements at all cross drainages and throughout the roadway. All cross drainages are now designed for 100-year storm flows and the roadway storm drain system will now support the 10-year storm leaving one travel lane open in each direction.