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Road Runner: Holy traffic delays, Tucson! We're No. 15 in congestion

Road Runner: Holy traffic delays, Tucson! We're No. 15 in congestion

If you’ve ever sat at a congested Tucson intersection and thought “at least our traffic isn’t as bad as Phoenix,” you might want to think again.

June 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Road Runner: City builds protected bike lanes to help get more cyclists on the road

Road Runner: City builds protected bike lanes to help get more cyclists on the road

Lots of Tucsonans would like to ride their bicycles but are too afraid to because they’re not comfortable sharing the road with cars.

May 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Road Runner: RTA eyes new round of bond funding for projects

The Regional Transportation Authority is looking to approve its next round of bond funding to pay for upcoming road projects.

April 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Road Runner: County, Miller at odds on road-repair priorities

It’s been almost two months since the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to shift $872,000 in road repair money from Supervisor Ally Miller’s district to fix Colossal Cave Road.

April 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Road Runner answers reader's question

Reader Dan Cote asked the Star's Road Runner when crews will finish the stretch of North La Canada Drive between West Ina and River Roads.

March 23, 2014 10:05 pmLoading…

Road Runner answers reader's traffic questions

Road Runner's question of the week was from reader Mary Haley.

March 09, 2014 7:00 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.

January 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

December 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Road runner: Strewn tacks create cycling hazard on popular routes

Road runner: Strewn tacks create cycling hazard on popular routes

The Catalina Highway up to Summerhaven is one popular route where cyclists have encountered thumbtacks thrown onto the road. The county swept the road to clear the hazard.

June 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Road runner: Strewn tacks create cycling hazard on popular routes

Road runner: Strewn tacks create cycling hazard on popular routes

Tucson's cycling community is facing a new threat on some streets: thumbtacks left along popular routes.

June 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Road runner: 123 intersections to date have seen work with regional transportation funds

We're about halfway through the intersection-improvement program that was part of the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan.

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Road runner: Stretch of Sixth Ave. downtown will become 2-way soon

The city is gearing up for a project to convert Sixth Avenue to two-way traffic between Broadway and Speedway.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Work on I-19 interchange at Ajo moved up to 2015

Drivers will have to wait in congested traffic at the Interstate 19 interchange at Ajo Way for only two more years instead of five.

May 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Road runner: The wait for fix at Valencia-Kolb gets longer

If you've been waiting for a solution to the problem of waiting in traffic at the Valencia-Kolb roads intersection, just keep waiting.

April 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

County idea: Keep expiring gas tax, use funds to fix crumbling streets

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and the Pima Association of Governments want the state to raise gas taxes, with the extra money dedicated to patching the holes in local streets, not the ones in the state budget.

April 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Road runner: Widening work starts soon on Tucson's Orange Grove Road

Pima County will add another construction project to the mix on the northwest side in a few weeks.

April 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Part of St. Mary's, Sixth St. to close through end of May

St. Mary's Road and Sixth Street will be closed between Church and Granada avenues starting Saturday morning.

April 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

St. Mary's Road to close for six weeks

St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street will be closed between Church and Granada avenues Saturday morning.

April 18, 2013 12:02 pmLoading…
Road runner: Over half of Tucson-area roads rated in poor condition, analysis finds

Road runner: Over half of Tucson-area roads rated in poor condition, analysis finds

A new report card about traffic congestion and pothole problems on Tucson-area streets tells us - as if we hadn't noticed - that things are crowded and bumpy out there.

April 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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