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SR 77/Oracle Road paving work begins the week of July 18

SR 77/Oracle Road paving work begins the week of July 18

July 15, 2021

TUCSON – After starting a two-year project this spring to improve a 10-mile section of State Route 77/Oracle Road in the Tucson area, the Arizona Department of Transportation will begin the first pavement replacement work the week of July 18.

The paving will begin on the northern section of the project, between Magee Road and Calle Concordia, with most of the work occurring overnight to minimize construction impacts of the $34 million project.

The pavement work is scheduled Sundays through Thursdays, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The work is expected to continue for several weeks beginning the night of Sunday, July 18.

During the overnight work, motorists can expect large vehicles and equipment on the roadway to remove the existing pavement and then install new asphalt. Crews will work on one lane for nearly 1.5 miles per night. One lane of travel will remain open during pavement operations.

The new pavement is one of many improvements planned for the highway between Interstate 10 and Oracle Road, as well as on Oracle Road from Miracle Mile to Calle Concordia. While the entire length of the project will involve replacing worn pavement, the section between Ina and Magee roads will see significant improvements. The upgrades include curb and gutter, sidewalks and LED lighting between River and Ina Roads, with curb and gutter between Ina and Magee roads. 

Other activity in progress includes sidewalk and curb work in several areas, including:

  • The south side of Miracle Mile between I-10 and Oracle Road.
  • The east side of Oracle Road between Miracle Mile and River Road.
  • The north side of Miracle Mile from Oracle Road to I-10.
  • The west side of Oracle Road between River Road and Miracle Mile, starting the week of July 26.

Drivers should expect some daytime lane restrictions and delays through the project. During all times, ADOT will maintain access to the roughly 1,100 businesses in the corridor.

For more information about the project, please visit azdot.gov/SR77.