Northwest side corridor project coming soon

June 20, 2018 -If you use La Cholla Boulevard on the northwest side, you probably have noticed work crews along the side of the road. Workers are relocating public utilities ahead of the RTA-funded La Cholla corridor project.

Plans are to construct an all-weather-accessible, four-lane, divided desert parkway from Overton Road to Tangerine Road. Although the construction area is mainly in Oro Valley, Town Engineer Paul Keesler notes the project has many regional benefits. “This route offers a viable alternative to Thornydale in the west and La Canada/Oracle in the east as a primary means of entering and exiting the northwest side of Tucson," he says.

The north section of La Cholla Road connects to the nearly completed Tangerine Road Improvement project. The new roadway will have sidewalks and a multi-use path (MUP) that will connect the path along the Canyon del Oro Wash to the new MUPs on Tangerine Road. Keesler says, “This will add miles of separate and safe bicycle routes to the existing regional loop system.”

One lane of traffic will remain open during construction. As an RTA partner, Oro Valley has a plan to provide regular updates to drivers during construction. "We will embark on a campaign to alert the motoring public that there will be reduced speeds and periodic restrictions,” Keesler noted.

The project is currently being advertised to solicit bids for road construction. Bidding is expected to close in August, with a contractor in place by mid-September.

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