South Central Projects

State Route 86 from Valencia Road to Kinney Road Widening Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Pima County and the Federal Highway Administration, is currently working to widen and improve a segment of State Route 86 (Ajo Way) between Valencia and Kinney roads. The purpose of the project is to enhance safety and improve traffic flow along this segment of SR 86 in Tucson and meet current and future traffic needs.

The segment of SR 86 experiences a steady volume in commuter traffic because of ongoing residential development in the area and existing employment destinations in Tucson.

Additionally, SR 86 serves as a regional transportation route between Tucson and south-central Arizona and provides access to the Tohono O’odham Nation. The state route also is used to reach the popular tourist destination of Puerto Peñasco in Sonora, Mexico, also known as Rocky Point.

Construction on the SR 86 Valencia Road to Kinney Road project began in February 2016 and is expected to be complete in January 2018.

The project includes:

  • Widening the highway to two lanes in each direction between Valencia and Kinney roads with a median dividing the travel lanes
  • Realigning the intersections with Camino Verde, Tucson Estates Parkway and Old Ajo Highway
  • Improving connections to local streets
  • Adding ADA ramps with pushbuttons at the intersection of SR 86 and Kinney Road
  • Installing new overhead message signs on SR 86 east and west of Valencia Road
  • Enhancing drainage features, including two bridge additions
  • Installing traffic signals at Valencia Road, San Joaquin Road, Camino Verde and Kinney Road
  • Adding low-maintenance landscaping in the project area

For more information about this project, please contact ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer C.T. Revere at 520.705.3574 or by emailing


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  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.