SR 77 Work Continues in Catalina North of Tucson
The traffic switch will begin by mid-March.
Motorists traveling on SR 77 (Oracle Road), north of Oro Valley to Catalina, should be aware of the following traffic restrictions as the Arizona Department of Transportation prepares to detour SR 77 traffic to the northbound lanes. The work is part of a project to widen the roadway between Tangerine Road and the Pinal County line.
SR 77 will be reduced to one lane nightly in both directions between Wilds Road and Scenic Overlook Place Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for median paving.
Wilds Road at SR 77 is scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, through 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, for installation of drainage pipe, cattle guard and paving operations.
The eastbound traffic shift on Golder Ranch Drive at SR 77 to the westbound lane will occur Thursday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. One lane in each direction will be maintained and business access will remain from Oracle Road.
SR 77 will be reduced to one lane nightly in both directions between Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Wilds Road Sunday, March 1, through Thursday, March 5, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for drainage and water improvement work.
Additionally, intermittent driveway closures will continue along SR 77, north of Tangerine Road, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through summer 2015 for utility work, cattle guards and drainage pipes. Driveway access will be maintained.
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrian are urged to be cautious while traveling through the work zone.
Law enforcement will be monitoring this area as the speed limit has change to 45 mph between Tangerine Road and Eagle Crest Road.
In addition, please be aware of the following traffic control:
- Two lanes of travel in each direction will remain open through the work zone during the day.
- The speed limit will be 45 mph during the day, but it may be reduced at other times.
- There will be additional lane restrictions throughout the work boundaries as needed.
- Cyclists will need to merge safely into the traffic lane during shoulder closures.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur due to weather or equipment issues.
Drivers are reminded to share the road, be cautious and slow down while traveling through the work zone.
For more information about this project, please contact Paki Rico by calling 520.388.4233 or emailing PRico@azdot.gov.