La Cholla Boulevard project reaches milestone

La Cholla Boulevard improvements are moving along as planned, even though your plans probably have been disrupted over the past couple of months. The top layer of asphalt will be applied from Lambert Lane to Tangerine Road during the week of June 15-19. Be sure to watch for detours and restrictions.

The 3.5-mile stretch of roadway from Overton Road to Tangerine Road is getting a major facelift as part of the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan. The Town of Oro Valley is managing the project, and Pima County also is a partner.

One lane is now open in each direction south of Lambert Lane. The road is paved, drainage structures are in place and wildlife fencing has been installed north of Overton Road.

The traffic signal at Lambert Lane and La Cholla Boulevard has been removed, and the intersection is now a four-way stop. Crews will be installing a new signal system at the intersection.

When the overall project is completed this fall, it will provide all-weather access, four lanes in each direction with turn lanes, sidewalks, a multi-use path, wildlife crossings and landscaping.

Just a reminder, the speed limit in the work area is 25 miles per hour.