TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Officials with the SunLink Streetcar have released a construction update. The following lists from sunlinkstreetcar.com include completed routes and works in progress:
New work activities:
The contractor has completed 98% of the underground utility upgrades and relocations and 95% of the project has rail installed. Completed roadway sections for the Tucson Sun Link Streetcar include:
- All of 2nd Street from Warren Avenue to Park Avenue
- Park Avenue from 2nd Street to University Boulevard
- University Boulevard from Park Avenue to 4th Avenue
- 4th Avenue from University Boulevard to 9th Street
- Congress Street from Toole Avenue to Granada Avenue
- Broadway from Granada Avenue to 5th Street – still needs final paving
- Granada Avenue from Congress Street to Cushing Street – still needs final paving
- Avenida Del Convento from Cushing Street to Congress Street
- Congress Street from Avenida Del Convento to Linda Avenue
- Linda Avenue from Congress Street to Cushing Street
Cable wire is being installed all along the streetcar route, but impacts to traffic are minimal during this operation and usually only require parking or lane restrictions in the immediate area of the installation. Work is also being completed on the stops along the route some of which will have special art installations.
Following is detailed information for work from July 14, 2013 through July 20, 2013:
PLEASE NOTE: WEATHER RELATED IMPACTS MAY AFFECT SCHEDULED WORK ACTIVITIES
From 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, the right lane of eastbound Speedway will be closed between Cherry and Warren Avenues. The closure allows the contractor to place a piece of equipment in the roadway that will facilitate a concrete pour for the Warren Avenue underpass.
During the Week of July 14, 2013, the contractor will continue installation and adjustments of the overhead contact wire along Congress Street and Broadway from Toole Avenue to Granada Avenue.
Motorists should expect lane restriction in the area.Officers will be on site to direct traffic during this work.
During the month of July 2013, the contractor will continue installing traffic poles and signals, conduit, sidewalks, curb and access ramps along Broadway from Granada Avenue to Fifth Avenue. This work will be ongoing through the end of July, 2013.
Traffic may be shifted to accommodate work in the area.
Temporary turn restrictions at intersections may be in place during these activities.
A project unrelated to the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project, is working along St. Mary's Road/Sixth Street, between Church Avenue and the westbound I-10 frontage road. Church Avenue at Sixth Street has been closed to allow the contractor to complete underground utility work.
The following traffic control will be in place during this work:
North and southbound Church Avenue will be closed at Sixth Street to allow the contractor to complete underground sewer work. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of July 2013.
Main Avenue will be closed at its intersection with Sixth Street.
Work hours for the contractor are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work.
Motorists are asked to avoid using local neighborhood streets as a detour.
Interstate-10 and west end of line:
This area of the project includes the west side of Interstate 10, Cushing Street under I-10 to Granada Avenue and Granada Avenue to Congress Street. Traffic control in this area is as follows:
ONGOING: Cushing Street, east of the westbound I-10 frontage road, has been re-opened. Cushing Street under I-10 will remain closed.
ONGOING: Cushing Street, between the eastbound I-10 frontage road west to Avenida del Palo Fierro, is closed to motorists.
ONGOING: The eastbound I-10 frontage road is reduced to one travel lane between Congress and Cushing Streets.
Access to the Congress Street I-10 on ramp will be maintained at all times.
Access to businesses along the eastbound I-10 frontage road will not be impacted.
The Cushing Street and I-10 underpass is closed to through traffic.
This area of the project includes Congress Street and Broadway through downtown from Granada Avenue to 5th Avenue. Traffic control in this area is as follows:
Access to the many events and activities in the downtown area can be reached from the north by using Sixth Avenue; from the east by using Broadway or Barraza-Aviation Parkway; from the south by using Sixth Avenue; or from the west by using Congress Street and Broadway.
North and southbound crosswalk access will be shifted from the east and west side of the Church Avenue and Broadway intersection as work progresses through the area.
East and westbound crosswalk access will be maintained along both sides of the Broadway and Church Avenue intersection.
Parking will not be allowed along the east side of Church Avenue, between Broadway and Jackson Street.
Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard:
This area of the project includes 4th Avenue from the 4th Avenue underpass to University Boulevard, University Boulevard to Main Gate Square, and Park Avenue to 2nd Street. Traffic control in this area is as follows:
No ongoing construction related activities are occurring along Fourth Avenue or University Boulevard at this time.