Attached is the two week schedule for the Campbell/Fort Lowell
Intersection Improvement Project.
As many of you know, the construction team struggled with keeping up
with the schedule with all the difficulties we faced during the
underground waterline work, which is now complete. The subcontractor
continually hit abandoned water lines, not knowing at the time if they
were live or not. He would have to stop digging, dismount from the
backhoe and determine if the waterline was live or dead.
The team has found a way to make up several weeks on the project, this
by moving forward with milling and reconstructing the center turn lane
on Campbell Avenue from Lind Road to Hedrick Drive. When this work is
complete later this month, we will have three travel lanes on the west
side of Campbell Avenue to be available to shift traffic onto. This is
During the two weeks of this work, the intersection at Campbell Avenue
and Fort Lowell Road will feature a four-way stop with left turns in all
directions. If we were to continue to have the traffic signal operate in
its normal function, we would have had to prohibit left turns at the
intersection because on a green ball light, if the lead car was
attempting to turn left and had no break in oncoming traffic, it would
cause a huge backup behind the vehicle trying to turn left.
At a four-way stop, people will have the space/break in traffic to turn
During morning and afternoon peak travel hours 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tucson Police officers will be at the intersection
to direct motorists for improved traffic flow.
Some people have had trouble opening the attached pdf. Therefore, we
created a website that has construction information and past schedules.
Take care and have a great weekend. Again, if you know of others who
would like to receive these updates, please contact Ralph or I at the
number below or send us an email.
Have a great weekend.
Public Information Officer
Tucson Department of Transportation