Full reconstruction of one mile of Mountain Avenue from Grant Road to Ft. Lowell Road. Borderland’s skills were put to the test while installing new sewer under existing low hanging overhead power lines, weaving the new lines under and parallel to existing utilities. It was necessary to suspend in the air existing utilities by strapping them to support I-beams while crossing under them.
Location: City of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Construction Cost: $7.1 M
Owner: City of Tucson, Department of Transportation
Project Delivery: DBB 79% Self-Performed
Scope: Sewerline and waterline relocations
The Tucson Department of Transportation initiated the Mountain Avenue Demonstration Project in the late 1980s to guide the improvement of Mountain Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Roger Road, and replace a roadside drainage ditch with 78-inch drainage pipe underground from Speedway to the Rillito River.
Mountain Avenue has become one of the City of Tucson’s most popular bicycle boulevards.