Pima County Transportation is prepared for monsoon 2018

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Department of Transportation is prepared to respond to 2018 monsoon storm events. The following coordination is involved for storm response and preparedness:

  • Monitoring of rain activities reported by the National Weather Service: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/twc/

  • Monitoring storms using local rain and stream gauges operated by the Pima County

  • Regional Flood Control District: https://alertmap.rfcd.pima.gov/Gmap/Gmap.html

  • Flood safety information: http://www.pima.gov/befloodsafe

  • Monitoring and coordination of road closures. Roads are closed by the Pima County

  • Sheriff’s Department. Transportation staff will reopen the roads once they are dry and safe for travel.

  • Barricade placement at all flood prone roads for road closures.

  • On-call staff assignments for maintenance staff to respond to storm events for road closures, storm-clean up, and pavement repair.

  • Prepared for coordination with the Office of Emergency Management in the event of a weather related emergency.

Pima County Transportation and Regional Flood Control District would like to remind motorists to be aware of driving conditions during flash floods. Please avoid areas subject to flooding and do not drive around barricades! Turn Around, Don't Drown.

Weather-related road closures are posted Monday through Friday during business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at http://www.dot.pima.gov.

For current weather related road conditions and road closures, contact the Pima County Sheriff's Road Conditions Hotline at (520) 547-7510.

ROADWAYS IN PIMA COUNTY TO AVOID DURING RAIN/FLOOD EVENTS

  • Andrada Road east of Wentworth Road

  • Avra Valley Road (all)

  • Camino de Oeste from Gates Pass Road to Sweetwater Drive

  • Camino Loma Alta at the Rincon Creek

  • Camino Verde from Valencia Road to Bilby Road-Black Wash

  • CDO Wash at Wilds Road in Town of Catalina

  • Contractor’s Way (all)

  • Country Club Road at the Franco Wash

  • Drexel Road just east of Alvernon Way

  • Freeman Road between Broadway and Old Spanish Trail

  • Ft. Lowell Road from Conestoga Avenue to Melpomene

  • Gates Pass Road (all)

  • Harrison Road at Pantano Wash

  • Houghton Road between Andrada and Sahuarita Road

  • Ironwood Hills Drive from Shannon Road to Camino de Oeste

  • Kinney Road (all)

  • Limberlost Road from Soldier Trail to Homestead Avenue

  • Manville Road between Reservation Road and Avra Road

  • Mark Road from Jeffery Road to Los Reales Road

  • Mission Road from Drexel Road to San Xavier Roads

  • Old Spanish Trail Road from Jeremy Wash east to Camino Loma Alta Road

  • Old Vail Connection Road at the Franco Wash

  • Overton Road at Cañada del Oro Wash

  • Pump Station Road (all)

  • Rinconada Road south from Andrada to Sahuarita Road

  • River Road from Sabino Canyon Road to First Avenue

  • Sahuarita Road between Houghton Road and Country Club Road

  • Sandario Road (all)

  • Silverbell Road from Sweetwater Road to Ina Road

  • Snyder Hill Road (all)

  • Snyder Road from Kolb Road to Sabino Canyon Road

  • Soldiers Trail from Limberlost Road to Thunderbird Trail

  • Summit Street at the Franco Wash

  • Sunset Road from Camino De Oeste to Saguaro National Monument

  • Tangerine Road from the Santa Cruz River to Sweetwater Drive

  • Tanque Verde Loop from Tanque Verde Road to Speedway

  • Tanque Verde Road from Houghton Road to Redington Pass

  • Valencia Road from Ajo Way to Black Wash ¼ mile East of Camino Verde Wentworth Road (all)

Weather-related road closures are posted Monday through Friday during business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at www.pima.gov. For up to date weather related road conditions, contact the Pima County Sheriff's Road Condition Hotline at (520) 547-7510.

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