This is the October 21, 2014 construction update for the Sahuarita Road Phase II Project.
The Segment 2A (Sahuarita Road) and 2B (Nogales Highway) Projects were substantially completed in August 2014.
Within the Segment 2C Project, specifically between the UPRR tracks and Delgado Road, all Sahuarita Road traffic has been shifted to the new eastbound lanes. This traffic shift is allowing for the construction of the future westbound lanes.
Ongoing work includes the installation of new westbound concrete curbs, new pavement drainage catchbasin at Santa Rita Road, new inlet wing-walls at the existing concrete box culvert west of Delgado Road, and new landscape irrigation system. In advance of paving the westbound lanes (next week), the contractor is also placing/finishing the aggregate base course between the railroad tracks and Delgado Road.
At the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) crossing, all Sahuarita Road traffic has been detoured to a temporary railroad crossing just north of the existing Sahuarita Road. Both directions of travel along Sahuarita Road (westbound and eastbound) remain open, but minor delays may be encountered at the temporary detour. This temporary lane shift at the railroad tracks is allowing Union Pacific Railroad crews to construct the new at-grade railroad crossing and signal needed to facilitate the new 4-lane Sahuarita Road.
As part of the ongoing construction efforts, drivers should be aware of all traffic control devices/signage and all speed limit reductions, as large equipment may be working near the roadways.
A summary of the anticipated short-term (2-3 week) construction activities can be seen in the October 21, 2014 Look Ahead Schedule
For other project information and maps, check the Sahuarita Road Project webpage.