Downtown Links Phase 2 included the full reconstruction of St. Mary’s Road, from Interstate-10 to Church Avenue, to improve transportation, upgrade utility and drainage infrastructure, connect neighborhoods and people with places such as the Warehouse Arts District, and facilitate the future construction of a grade separated railroad underpass. Improvements included new rubberized asphalt paving, bicycle lanes, concrete curbs, sidewalks/access ramps, drainage improvements, lighting, signalized intersections, public art, low-maintenance landscaping, and irrigation.
Location: City of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Initial Bid: $7.3 M
Construction Cost: $6.6 M
Owner: City of Tucson, Department of Transportation
Project Delivery: DBB
Scope: Roadway reconstruction, infrastructure, grading and paving
“It was great having Borderland Construction on the Project Team. Their attention to detail and willingness to work with the City of Tucson is second to none. Their role as contractor on this project was essential to our success."
Sam Credio, P.E., Engineering Manager
City of Tucson
Department of Transportation
Prior to the reconstruction of St. Mary’s Road, 2,778 linear feet of 18”-90” storm drain and five 48”-90” jack and bores were installed next to historic buried home sites. Sewer bypass pumping was carried out around the clock while 1,612 linear feet of new 6”-21” sewer line was installed. The existing 3,436 linear feet of 6”-20” water lines were relocated around existing traffic signals, sewer lines and electric duct banks, while working under low-hanging overhead power lines. Borderland worked with the State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Tucson’s Historic Preservation Office to properly protect and salvage the historic El Paso & Southwestern Railroad tracks in the project area.
The St. Mary's Road improvement project was the second of the multi-phased corridor project. The new roadway facilitates the City of Tucson's overall Downtown Links Corridor Project and accommodates the future construction of a grade separated railroad underpass.
The project – delivered nearly $700,000 under budget – adds significant value to our community by improving transportation, upgrading infrastructure, and connecting people/neighborhoods to surrounding districts.
Unique community benefits include: