Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) are working on the Downtown Links project, which began in August 2020.
Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should anticipate intermittent lane restrictions throughout the limits of the project in addition to the following upcoming work:
In the early morning hours of Friday, June 3, the contractor will pour the first concrete abutment structure for the Ninth Avenue Deck Plaza.
- There will be concrete trucks entering and exiting the work area, a large pump truck or boom – used to transfer the freshly mixed liquid concrete to the location it is needed, and several light plants.
- Concrete pumping is scheduled to begin around 1:30 a.m., however, crews will be on site several hours prior to complete preparations ahead of the concrete pour.
- The concrete pour for the abutment structure is expected to be complete by 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.
- Work will take place on the west side of Stone Avenue, north of Sixth Street.
- This work will not impact traffic.
The abutments are the structures that will support the span of the Ninth Avenue Deck Plaza, where it will cross above the new alignment of Sixth Street.
Ultimately there will be abutments constructed on both ends of the Deck Plaza.
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 project is part of the RTA plan and is managed by the City of Tucson. For more information, visit www.RTAmobility.com