Next Phase of Construction to Begin This Spring
A contractor has been selected, a new City Engineer Project Manager named, and construction of the second phase of the Grant Road Improvement Project is slated to begin soon. Phase 2 of the Regional Transportation Authority-funded improvements to Grant Road extends from North Castro Avenue, just west of Stone Avenue to North Santa Rita Avenue, just east of Park Avenue. A map showing the Phase 2 section of Grant Road can be found here.
The City of Tucson named David Burbank, CPM, P.E., as Engineer Project Manager for the Phase 2 work. Markham Contracting has been selected as the contractor. Construction of Phase 2 is expected to take approximately 13 months.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department, Markham Contracting, and utility companies are in the process of reviewing plans and determining the best approach to phasing construction activities in Phase 2.
When details are complete, a Pre-Construction Public Open House will be scheduled at which the public can meet the team, learn how construction will proceed, and have questions answered. Open House information will be posted on the project website, emailed, noticed in local media, and mailed in advance to residents and businesses in the area.
Phase 2 Project Features
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- 6 vehicular travel lanes
- Protected bike/pedestrian street crossings including a 6th Avenue pedestrian signal
- Drainage improvements near 1st Avenue
- Indirect left turns at Stone Avenue and 1st Avenue
- Bike lanes
- Wide sidewalks
- Transit accommodations including pullouts and shelters
- Water harvesting and other sustainability features
Staff is now in the process of preparing an initial draft of an Urban Overlay District to be reviewed at the Grant Road Citizen Task Force meeting scheduled for March 2, 2017. [Note: Materials from the Grant Road Citizen Task Force and the Public Workshops referenced in this update can be found here.]