Sections of east Valencia Road to close for four months

Valencia Road east of Kolb will be closed for four months beginning on Monday, March 18 for roadway improvements including installation of new underground water lines, sewer lines, storm drains, asphalt, landscaping, street lights and sidewalks, according to Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT).

This map illustrates the planned road closure and changes to traffic during the four-month project period.

The improvement project is part of a city-wide $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority Plan approved by voters in 2006. The project will widen Valencia Road to six lanes in order to increase roadway capacity and enhance corridor safety, according to TDOT.

The City installed a new traffic signal on Kolb south of Valencia to facilitate the shift in traffic needed to start construction. Motorists are urged to use the new southeast ramp, pictured in the map above, to access Kolb during the construction period.

Construction will also take place west of Kolb Road for one mile, on the north side of east Valencia. The normal eastbound lane will be converted to facilitate westbound and eastbound traffic during the project period.