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Monday, May 22, 2017

Improvement work continues on State Route 86 (Ajo Way) between Valencia and Kinney roads

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises Tucson-area drivers to plan for the following restrictions as construction on SR 86 (Ajo Way) continues between Valencia and Kinney roads:

Traffic on SR 86 will be shifted to the south side of the roadway at milepost 162, beginning 4 p.m. Thursday, May 25, through 6 a.m. Friday, May 26, for bridge work.

Crews and traffic devices will guide drivers through the work zone.
Business access will not be affected.

Tucson Estates Parkway at SR 86 is closed around the clock through May to construct and pave the new intersection and roadway to the north.

Traffic on SR 86 will be detoured to Kinney Road and onto Bopp Road.
Access to Tucson Estates Parkway is available from via Bopp Road or Camino Verde.
There will be a “Road Closed to Through Traffic” sign with space provided for local traffic to enter.

Sunset Boulevard, just south of SR 86, is closed around the clock through May 2017.

Drivers on SR 86 are using Kinney Road to Irvington Road to access Sunset Road.
Drivers on Sunset Road are using Irvington Road to Kinney Road to access SR 86.

The turnoff from SR 86 to Old Ajo Way, east of Camino Verde (near milepost 164) is permanently closed. The closure is for the construction of a new westbound alignment that will provide better future access with the new Camino Verde signalized intersection when it is opened. Access to Camino Verde and the Drexel Heights Fire Station will always remain open.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.388.4233 or email or visit the website at For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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