Road work to close Stone Avenue on Thursday night - Tucson News Now

Road work to close Stone Avenue on Thursday night

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Long-term road improvement work has forced another full closure on Stone Avenue, set to take place Thursday night.

Stone Avenue will be shut down to drivers between Mabel Street and Helen Street from 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.1 to 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Crews will install new water lines across the road during this time, according to the Tucson Department of Transportation. 

Southbound Stone Avenue drivers will have to head east on Mabel Street and south on Seventh Avenue to get back to Speedway Boulevard.

Northbound drivers will detour east on Helen Street, north on Seventh Avenue and west on Mabel Street to get back to Stone Avenue. 

This is all part of the "Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project."

It started in June 2016 and is set to last through April 2017.

Improvements include new underground water lines and landscape irrigation, as well as a new underground drainage structure.

The project will also bring new median islands, curbs, sidewalks with curb access ramps, driveways, street lighting, traffic signals and bus pullouts. 

The $2.5 million plan was made possible by the voter-approved, $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) that will last through 2026.

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