Midtown drivers to see construction delays through July

Drivers in midtown should expect some delays on Sixth Street through the end of July, as a $100 million road improvement project continues around Tucson.

Work kicked off on Sixth Street Wednesday, between Ferro Avenue and Park Avenue. This is near Sixth Street. Construction crews will lower manhole and water valve covers between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday.

Then on Monday, July 21, milling and paving will begin. The same work hours should apply to this portion of the project as well. This should wrap up by July 29.

At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in this cone zone, but expect some extra travel time, as this should slow cars, especially during rush hour.

This project is one leg of a 5-year pavement improvement program happening all over the city. It's funded by voter-approved bonds, according to The City of Tucson.

Business and neighborhood access shouldn't be affected by this construction, except for when heavy equipment is used in front of a driveway. 

Always slow down for people and equipment in all work zones.

For more information, visit www.tucsonaz.gov/streetbonds or call (520) 837-6686.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.