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TDOT on Mountain Ave.: ‘The end is near’

“The end is near,” says Fred Felix a Department of Transportation engineer in charge of the Mountain Avenue paving project,

Signs appeared yesterday afternoon on Mountain Avenue announcing the dates for the final layer of asphalt.

According to Felix, the paving will actually occur on March 17 and 18 with one lane of traffic open in a northbound direction each day.

“The only problem with that is that there are going to be a lot of big trucks during that time that will be delivering asphalt and it is might be intimidating,” Felix said about riding through the area on they days they are paving.

Once the last layer of asphalt is poured, they will paint temporary bike lanes and open it to cyclists in both directions.

But, according to Felix, more work will have to be done before all the barricades are removed.

“We’ve got some pavement stamping to do,” Felix said. “It will look very similar to the pavement south of Ft. Lowell.”

Felix did say the stamping will be intermittent along the bike lane.

Additional work including raising manhole and water covers to the street level will still have to be completed. But, according to Felix, weather permitting, the project should be completely done, with all the barricades removed, by the middle of April.

10 comments
Red Star
Red Star

"The Cyclovia Tucson route goes as far North from the UofA on Mountain as Seneca, then it goes West on Seneca to 4th Avenue, then South to downtown." Right and exactimundo! Thanks!

Red Star
Red Star

"The Cyclovia Tucson route goes as far North from the UofA on Mountain as Seneca, then it goes West on Seneca to 4th Avenue, then South to downtown." Right and exactimundo! Thanks!

Tucson Velo
Tucson Velo

James, thanks for the comment! I posted an update about it. I saw the speculation yesterday on BikePortland.org, but was surprised they turned the feature on before the announcement.

Tucson Velo
Tucson Velo

James, thanks for the comment! I posted an update about it. I saw the speculation yesterday on BikePortland.org, but was surprised they turned the feature on before the announcement.

James
James

Some semi-related news of note. Google Maps has an option for choosing directions by bicycle starting this week. It's in beta and not all bike paths are in their system. Hopefully it improves. Thank goodness Mountain is almost done. It'll be nice to be able to get to the river from there without dealing with dirt and construction.

James
James

Some semi-related news of note. Google Maps has an option for choosing directions by bicycle starting this week. It's in beta and not all bike paths are in their system. Hopefully it improves. Thank goodness Mountain is almost done. It'll be nice to be able to get to the river from there without dealing with dirt and construction.

greg
greg

The Cyclovia Tucson route goes as far North from the UofA on Mountain as Seneca, then it goes West on Seneca to 4th Avenue, then South to downtown.

greg
greg

The Cyclovia Tucson route goes as far North from the UofA on Mountain as Seneca, then it goes West on Seneca to 4th Avenue, then South to downtown.

Red Star
Red Star

"But, according to Felix, weather permitting, the project should be completely done, with all the barricades removed, by the middle of April." One can only hope that the infrastructure improvements are completed in time for Ciclovia Tucson...

Red Star
Red Star

"But, according to Felix, weather permitting, the project should be completely done, with all the barricades removed, by the middle of April." One can only hope that the infrastructure improvements are completed in time for Ciclovia Tucson...