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DOT-41 Valencia Rd, Alvernon Way to Wilmot RTA24

Total Actual Cost: $36,499,748
Project Number: CTR.4VAKDP
Funding Sources: 1997 HURF Revenue Bonds, RTA, City of Tucson, County HURF 
Completion Date: November 2015
Managing Dept.: Pima County Department of Transportation
Project Map: GIS map

Valencia Road was reconstructed 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.

Drainage improvements at all cross drainages and throughout the roadway were included. 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.

The improvements made to the Valencia Road corridor will increase traffic capacity, enhance user safety in all directions, and reduce travel delays.

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