Beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2023, around 7 p.m., Stone Avenue south of Sixth Street to Franklin Street/Toole Avenue, including the Stone Avenue underpass, is scheduled to close to all northbound and southbound travel. This closure will be in place while the contractor conducts a deck pour on the new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Stone Avenue.

Stone Avenue is scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 19.

Sixth Street remains closed to through travel just west of Stone Avenue, while crews continue work at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to construct a new underpass. Motorists traveling eastbound on Sixth Street west of Stone Avenue will continue to use the Church Avenue detour to bypass this closure.

The Regional Transportation Authority, a political subdivision of the state and independently governed, has invested more than $1.4 billion in transportation projects and services to improve mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life in the region. The RTA collects a half-cent excise (sales) tax from its special taxing district within Pima County to fund its 20-year regional transportation plan. The plan and tax were approved by voters in May 2006. The Downtown Links Improvement Project is part of the RTA plan and is managed by the City of Tucson. For more information, visit www.RTAmobility.com 


Cierra de Stone Avenue Sixth Street a Franklin Street/Toole Avenue

A partir del martes 17 de enero de 2023, alrededor de las 7 p. m., Stone Avenue al sur de Sixth Street hasta Franklin Street/Toole Avenue, incluido el paso subterráneo de Stone Avenue, está programado para cerrar al tráfico hacia el norte y hacia el sur. Este cierre permanecerá mientras el contratista realiza el colado de concreto en el nuevo puente para bicicletas y peatones sobre Stone Avenue.

Stone Avenue está programada para reabrir a las 7 a.m. del jueves 19 de enero.

Sixth Street permanece cerrada al tráfico justo al oeste de Stone Avenue, mientras que las cuadrillas continúan trabajando en las vías del Ferrocarril Union Pacific para construir un nuevo paso subterráneo. Los automovilistas que viajen hacia el este por Sixth Street al oeste de Stone Avenue continuarán usando el desvío de Church Avenue para evitar este cierre.

La Autoridad de Transporte Regional, una subdivisión política del estado y gobernada de manera independiente, ha invertido más de $1,400 millones en proyectos y servicios de transporte para mejorar la movilidad, la seguridad, la vitalidad económica y la calidad de vida en la región. La RTA recauda un impuesto especial (sobre las ventas) de medio centavo de su distrito fiscal especial dentro del condado de Pima para financiar su plan de transporte regional de 20 años. El plan y el impuesto fueron aprobados por los votantes en mayo de 2006. El Proyecto de Mejoramiento de Downtown Links es parte del plan RTA y es administrado por la Ciudad de Tucson. Para obtener más información, visite www.RTAmobility.com

 

 

Expect increased activities around the downtown area beginning Tuesday, January 3, as part of the Downtown Links Improvement Project.

On Tuesday, January 3, and Wednesday, January 4, Sixth Avenue will close to motorists between Seventh Street and Toole Avenue while crews paint the new Sixth Avenue overpass. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained during the work. This closure will be in place beginning around 10 a.m., if temperatures allow, and reopen by 4 p.m. each day.

On Friday, January 6, crews are scheduled to final pave the Stone Avenue and Franklin Street/Toole Avenue intersection beginning at 6 a.m. The intersection will be closed during this work to all travel and is expected to reopen around 4 p.m.

The Regional Transportation Authority, a political subdivision of the state and independently governed, has invested more than $1.4 billion in transportation projects and services to improve mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life in the region. The RTA collects a half-cent excise (sales) tax from its special taxing district within Pima County to fund its 20-year regional transportation plan. The plan and tax were approved by voters in May 2006. The Downtown Links Improvement Project is part of the RTA plan and is managed by the City of Tucson. For more information, visit www.RTAmobility.com 


Espere un aumento de las actividades en el centro de la ciudad a partir del martes 3 de enero de 2023 como parte del Proyecto de Mejora de la Fase III de Downtown Links.

El martes 3 de enero de 2023 y el miércoles 4 de enero de 2023, Sixth Avenue cerrará a los automovilistas entre Seventh Street y Toole Avenue mientras las cuadrillas pintan el nuevo paso elevado de Sixth Avenue. Se mantendrán los accesos para bicicletas y peatones durante la obra. Este cierre comenzará alrededor de las 10 a.m., si las temperaturas lo permiten, y volverá a abrir a la 1 p.m. cada día.

El viernes 6 de enero de 2023, las cuadrillas están programadas para pavimentar la intersección de Stone Avenue y Franklin Street/Toole Avenue a partir de las 6 a.m. La intersección estará cerrada durante este trabajo para todos los viajes y se espera que vuelva a abrir alrededor de las 4 p.m.

La Autoridad de Transporte Regional (Regional Transportation Authority-RTA), una subdivisión política del estado y gobernada de manera independiente, ha invertido más de $1.4 billones en proyectos y servicios de transporte para mejorar la movilidad, la seguridad, la vitalidad económica y la calidad de vida en la región. La RTA recauda un impuesto especial (sobre las ventas) de medio centavo de su distrito fiscal especial dentro del condado Pima para financiar su plan de transporte regional de 20 años. El plan y el impuesto fueron aprobados por los votantes en mayo de 2006. El Proyecto de Mejoramiento de Downtown Links es parte del plan RTA y es administrado por la Ciudad de Tucson. Para más información visite: www.RTAmobility.com 

 

The east half of the project, from Stone Avenue to Broadway Boulevard, is nearly complete, and will open for vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian use by mid-January 2023. Work completed along this portion of the Downtown Links Project include:

  • Intersection improvements at Broadway Boulevard/Maclovio Barraza Parkway
  • Multi-Use-Path (MUP) along the entire eastside of Maclovio Barraza Parkway alignment
  • MUP connection at Stevens Plaza Park near the Fourth Avenue underpass
  • Bridge installed over Sixth Avenue
  • Seventh Street/Seventh Avenue HAWK for safe bicycle/pedestrian roadway and UPRR crossing
  • New intersection at Sixth Street/Maclovio Barraza Parkway
  • Drainage improvements
  • Sewer Improvements
  • Waterline improvements
  • Paving
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting

The last, and most complicated section, of the entire Downtown Links Project – from Stone Avenue to Church Avenue – is currently under construction. It includes key features such as the realignment of Sixth Street, an underpass beneath the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), a Deck Plaza crossing above the new alignment of Sixth Street (at Ninth Avenue) and a new pedestrian bridge crossing above Stone Avenue, north of the existing railroad underpass.

Weather, material allocation/supply, and coordination with the UPRR have all factored in the completion date of the project which is currently scheduled for summer 2024.

Following is a summarized version of work that must be completed before opening the final section of Downtown Links, Sixth Street, between Stone and Church avenues:

  • Complete the box culvert construction and other drainage improvements
  • Complete the temporary structure (shoring operation) that will function as the support for the UPRR while the contractor excavates beneath the existing railroad.
  • Build the temporary UPRR tracks (shoofly)
  • Build the Ninth Avenue bridge and deck plaza
  • Build the Ninth Avenue HAWK for safe bicycle/pedestrian UPRR crossing
  • Build the retaining walls that allow for construction of the lowered Sixth Street
  • Create the new signalized intersection at Church Avenue and Sixth Street
  • Complete lighting and landscaping

 

This map shows that northbound and southbound Stone Avenue has reopened at Sixth Street.
Sixth Street between Church Avenue and Stone Avenue remains closed.

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On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Stone Avenue at Sixth Street, including the Stone Avenue underpass, is scheduled to reopen to all northbound and southbound travel by 5 p.m. The traveling public will use the new intersection configuration at Sixth Street, which will also allow motorists traveling northbound on Stone Avenue to proceed eastbound onto Sixth Street (see map).

Sixth Street remains closed to through travel just west of Stone Avenue, while crews continue work at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to construct a new underpass. Motorists traveling eastbound on Sixth Street west of Stone Avenue will continue to use the Church Avenue detour to bypass this closure.

The Regional Transportation Authority, a political subdivision of the state and independently governed, has invested more than $1.2 billion in transportation projects and services to improve mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life in the region. The RTA collects a half-cent excise (sales) tax from its special taxing district within Pima County to fund its 20-year regional transportation plan. The plan and tax were approved by voters in May 2006. The Downtown Links Improvement Project is part of the RTA plan and is managed by the City of Tucson. For more information, visit www.RTAmobility.com


El miércoles 14 de septiembre de 2022, Stone Avenue en 6th Street, incluido el paso subterráneo de Stone Avenue, está programado para reabrir todos los viajes hacia el norte y hacia el sur a las 5 p.m. El público viajero utilizará la nueva configuración de intersección en 6th Street, que también permitirá a los automovilistas que viajan hacia el norte por Stone Avenue continuar hacia el este hacia 6th Street (ver mapa).

6th Street permanece cerrada al tráfico justo al oeste de Stone Avenue, mientras que las cuadrillas continúan trabajando en las vías del Ferrocarril Union Pacific para construir un nuevo paso subterráneo. Los automovilistas que viajen hacia el este por 6th Street al oeste de Stone Avenue continuarán usando el desvío de Church Avenue para evitar este cierre.

La Autoridad de Transporte Regional (RTA) una subdivisión política del estado y gobernada de forma independiente, ha invertido más de $1,200 millones en proyectos y servicios de transporte para mejorar la movilidad, la seguridad, la vitalidad económica y la calidad de vida en la región. La RTA recauda un impuesto especial (sobre las ventas) de medio centavo de su distrito fiscal dentro del condado de Pima para financiar su plan de transporte regional de 20 años. El plan y el impuesto fueron aprobados por los votantes en mayo de 2006. El Proyecto de Mejoramiento de Downtown Links es parte del plan RTA y es administrado por la Ciudad de Tucson. Para más información visite:  www.RTAmobility.com