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Road Runner: Speedway near Pima West gets makeover

Road Runner: Speedway near Pima West gets makeover

The road will be two lanes with a turning lane after construction.

November 09, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

Barraza-Aviation Parkway closed Monday night

Barraza-Aviation Parkway closed Monday night

Barraza-Aviation Parkway, also known as State Route 210, will be closed Monday evening starting at 9 p.m.  and is expected to re-open Tuesday,…

October 27, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Road Runner: Teens have lowest seat belt usage

Road Runner: Teens have lowest seat belt usage

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for adolescents.

October 26, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Road Runner: Pima County budget tight for pothole repairs

Road Runner: Pima County budget tight for pothole repairs

1,800 miles of road, but only enough money for 31.

October 19, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Drivers on stretch of I-10 will be delayed

Drivers on stretch of I-10 will be delayed

Interstate 10 will have the following lane closures Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for guardrail repair, according to a press …

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Road Runner: Valencia will have to do, for now

Road Runner: Valencia will have to do, for now

No plans for pavement improvement on Valencia any time soon.

September 21, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

Road Runner: Watch for those stopped school buses

Road Runner: Watch for those stopped school buses

Many drivers fail to stop, but the law says they should.

September 14, 2014 10:45 pmLoading…

Road Runner: Digital signs monitor motorists' speed

Road Runner: Digital signs monitor motorists' speed

The transportation department weighs in on the accuracy, locations of new signage. 

September 07, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Tucson drivers better than you might think

Tucson drivers better than you might think

Road Runner: Allstate ranks Tucson second nationally for safest drivers.

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Road Runner: Houghton project rolling right along

Road Runner: Houghton project rolling right along

Houghton Road widening, improvement project is seeing progress.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Midtown intersection to close for traffic signal upgrade

Midtown intersection to close for traffic signal upgrade

The traffic signal upgrade will take place on Monday.

August 03, 2014 1:25 pmLoading…

Streetcar receives project of the year award

Streetcar receives project of the year award

The Tucson Modern Streetcar was named public works project of the year.

July 29, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…

Work crews to start repaving Sixth Street

Work crews to start repaving Sixth Street

On Monday, crews will start removing asphalt and repaving Sixth Street

July 16, 2014 2:46 pmLoading…

Tucson recognized as one of top bike cities

Tucson recognized as one of top bike cities

Tucson was named one of the top bike cities in the country.

July 07, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

RTA to host open house for express routes

RTA to host open house for express routes

The Regional Transportation Authority is seeking feedback from passengers who ride Sun Tran's express buses.

June 23, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…

RTA, TDOT will host open house for Silverbell Road improvements

The Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority will host an open house next week to review the landscape de…

June 09, 2014 1:56 pmLoading…

Sun Link will conduct high speed testing of final streetcar tonight

Sun Link officials will conduct high speed testing tonight on its final streetcar.

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ADOT will close westbound I-10 tonight to finish paving work

ADOT crews will close westbound Interstate 10 tonight between Miracle Mile and Ruthrauff Road to finish paving work.

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Work crews will sealcoat city streets this weekend, next week

Road crews will sealcoat streets on the north and west sides of Tucson, as well as midtown, within the next few days as part of the voter-appr…

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Road crews begin chip-seal project near Davis-Monthan

Motorists on the southeast side should expect delays today on East Irvington Road near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

April 29, 2014 9:30 amLoading…

Road repaving project near Tucson Mall to begin next week

Road crews will start smoothing out two streets near the Tucson Mall this weekend.

April 24, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Crews to restrict traffic near downtown this evening for road work

Traffic will be restricted in the Five Points area, south of downtown, this evening as work crews crack-seal an intersection in the neighborhood.

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Sewer project to restrict access to Rillito River portion of The Loop

A major sewer project has restricted access to a parking area near the Rillito River portion of The Loop.

March 24, 2014 4:37 pmLoading…

University will close for high-speed streetcar testing early Monday

Sun Link officials will close East University Boulevard between North Fourth Avenue and Tyndall Avenue early Monday morning for streetcar testing.

March 21, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…

Sun Tran to host open houses on proposed fare increase, service changes

Sun Tran will host a series of open houses to solicit public feedback on its proposed fare increase and service changes.

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Road Runner: Streetcar faces new challenge: improperly parked cars

Road Runner: Streetcar faces new challenge: improperly parked cars

What does it take to stop a modern streetcar dead its tracks? Apparently just a quarter.

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St. Mary's Road to be reduced to one lane in each direction on Monday

Work crews will reduce St. Mary's Road between the westbound Interstate 10 frontage road and North Church Avenue to one lane in each direction…

March 07, 2014 6:27 pmLoading…

Public can discuss passenger rail at Pima County Fair, Marana festival

The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold two outreach events in the Tucson area to solicit public input for the agency's Passenger R…

March 07, 2014 5:32 pmLoading…

ADOT opens public comment period for five-year transportation plan

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period for its 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities …

March 07, 2014 5:03 pmLoading…

ADOT to close I-10 entrance ramp at Palo Verde for guardrail repair

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close the westbound entrance ramp at southbound Palo Verde Road on Monday to repair a guardrail.

March 07, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…

ADOT warns drivers of possible dust storms along Interstate 10

A high wind advisory has officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation warning drivers to prepare to slow down or even pull off stat…

January 31, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

ADOT will temporarily close Barraza-Aviation Parkway on Sunday

The Arizona Department of Transportation will temporarily close Barraza-Aviation Parkway just west of Kino Parkway (milepost 2.08) on Sunday morning.

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Road Runner: $76M project to widen I-10 in 'final stages'

It won’t be done in time for this year’s Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, but Arizona Department of Transportation officials are getting close t…

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City commission OK's 110 miles of neighborhood street repairs

City commission OK's 110 miles of neighborhood street repairs

A small, relatively unknown city commission has signed off on $6 million in repairs over the next two years for neighborhood roads that would …

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Road Runner: Disabled speed cams send county drivers flying

Somewhere in the cold, mechanical guts of the 11 former speed cameras set up along county roads a spark of life managed to survive when the ma…

January 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Eastbound Interstate 10 partially closed in Eloy

An accident involving a semi-truck near Eloy has led to the Arizona Department of Transportation closing one of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10.

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Pavement work on Valencia Road near I-19 in Tucson tonight

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be closing east- and westbound Valencia Road to one lane between Interstate 19 and Santa Cruz La…

January 14, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…

Road Runner: City's red-light cams will keep on flashing

The Road Runner’s phone was busy the day after the Pima County Board of Supervisors decided not to give American Traffic Solutions another contract.

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New anti-photo enforcement initiative drive launched

John Kromko is again asking Tucson voters to sign on the dotted line.

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Road Runner: Top 10 transportation stories of 2013

Road Runner: Top 10 transportation stories of 2013

The past year was one of rebuilding streets and expanding public transportation. But it also included a deadly pedestrian tally.

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Road Runner: Wheels starting to turn on five-year road project

There’ll be a huge IOU under the Christmas tree this year, but for tens of thousands of commuters it will be worth the wait.

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Road Runner: Strewing tacks on bike routes dangerous, illegal and dumb

It has been over a year since Damion Alexander first learned about tacks being spread over routes popular with cyclists.

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Modern Streetcar to make an appearance at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair

Those attending the Fourth Avenue Street Fair this week will able to get up close and personal with the OG of Sunlink's Modern Streetcar fleet.

December 13, 2013 11:48 amLoading…

Tucson targets pedestrian safety in new campaign

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild  has a simple message for those crossing streets in cars, on bikes or in their shoes: Look twice, Tucson.

December 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

ADOT construction to slow traffic along a portion of I-10 near Benson this week

Crews working with the Arizona Department of Transportation will narrow traffic down to one lane today, just west of the Marsh Station traffic…

December 09, 2013 11:35 amLoading…

Road Runner: New disabled transit service provider gearing up operations

Some of the familiar Handi Car shuttle buses will begin to disappear from county streets in the next six months, replaced by Toyota Prius serv…

December 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City to begin road work in Midvale Park on Thursday, construction tied to Prop 409

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will start paving work alon…

December 03, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…

When it comes to bus shelters, city hoping cheaper is better

It might not catch your eye, but the city of Tucson is testing new features at a bus stop along Irvington Road near Interstate 19.

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RTA shortfall grows to $364 million, new projections show

A new economic forecast is forcing Regional Transportation Authority planners to begin to rethink their long-term plans.

November 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Huckelberry resurrects idea of tax hike to fix streets

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry calls it a “Band-Aid,” but it is unclear what the Pima County Board of Supervisors will eventually call it.

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Find up-to-date road conditions and projects with Arizona Daily Star's Road Runner blog by Star reporter Jamar Younger.

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