This is the February 17, 2015 construction update for the Sahuarita Road Phase II Project.
The Segment 2A (Sahuarita Road) and 2B (Nogales Highway) Projects were substantially completed in August 2014.
Within the Segment 2C Project, crews are installing new sidewalks/curb access ramps and preparing to pave the remaining Sahuarita Road travel lanes in the vicinity of the railroad tracks. Weather permitting, paving of the area near the railroad tracks is scheduled for the end of this week.
In the area between Santa Rita Road and County Club Road, all traffic has been temporarily routed to the new eastbound lanes. This temporary lane shift is allowing for construction of the new westbound lanes between Delgado Road and Country Club Road. Over the next week crews will be hauling in and placing new fill material, in preparation for paving the new westbound lanes. Access to Delgado Road/Walden Grove High School will be maintained throughout the earth moving operations, but minor delays may be encountered. Major work to the Walden Grove High School access road has been scheduled for February 26-27, during the schools rodeo break - to minimize impacts to school traffic.
Throughout the project limits, occasional/temporary construction zone lane shifts and speed limit reductions remain in place, allowing for installation of the new landscaping and irrigation along the new roadway corridor.
As part of the ongoing construction efforts, drivers should be aware of all traffic control devices/signage and all speed limit reductions, as large equipment may be working near the roadways.
A summary of the anticipated short-term (2-3 week) construction activities can be seen in the February 17, 2015 Look Ahead Schedule.
For other project information and maps, check the Sahuarita Road Project webpage.