Aug 20, 2019 - What was once one of the most congested intersections in the region is now operating more efficiently for daily commuters with the near-completion of this voter-approved project. Crews are finishing up landscaping work on the Valencia Road: Wilmot Road to Kolb Road section of this Regional Transportation Authority plan corridor project. The City of Tucson managed project construction.

The intersection and approaches look very different than they did when the project started in summer 2108. Valencia Road, roughly one mile east and west of Kolb Road, is wider for one thing. There are new bike lanes, sidewalks and drainage structures.

City of Tucson Project Manager Blake Richards says people will notice a difference. "The signals at the intersection will be timed to make it as efficient as possible, and it should operate a lot better than it has in the past."

The intersection now has two new ramps in place of left turns, as well as indirect left turn (U-turns) movements. The design eliminates all left turns in the intersection to keep traffic moving.

The project is one of 35 roadway corridors in the RTA plan that voters approved in 2006 and funded through a self-imposed half-cent RTA district sales tax within Pima County.

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