Houghton Road Celebration

Nov. 13, 2019 - At about 13 miles, Houghton Road is one of the longest corridor improvement projects in the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan. When a major milestone is reached on Houghton Road, it's time to celebrate! The City of Tucson, Pima County and the RTA invite you to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebration the completion of the Houghton Road bridges over the railroad tracks and a 1.2- mile section of roadway from the tracks to Interstate 10.

The bridge project over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks was completed in late 2018. Now that the section from the railroad tracks to I-10 is complete, work will begin on the stretch from Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way. The three miles of roadway from 22nd Street to Irvington Road is in the design phase. Construction is anticipated in 2021.

Design and construction on the Tanque Verde Road to Speedway Boulevard phase are not yet scheduled.

Improvements along the entire corridor include widening to a 4- and 6-lane desert parkway, with new bridges, bike lanes, drainage features and sidewalks. This project is one of 35-voter approved roadway corridor improvements in the 2006 Regional Transportation Authority plan.

The ribbon-cutting will be held under the Houghton Road Union Pacific Railroad bridges on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 9:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

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