Important street closures affecting Downtown commuters


People traveling Downtown should be prepared for several road closures that may affect their travel plans.
See the map, below, from the City of Tucson. Pima County is preparing a more detailed map to share later this week.
Upcoming Roadway Closures
The contractor continues with the construction of the new Sixth Street roadway alignment and underpass beneath the Union Pacific Railroad, the new Ninth Avenue Deck Plaza, drainage facilities, underground utility infrastructure, sidewalk, curb and landscaping. The following closures will be in place during this work:
  • On Monday, May 23, Sixth Street, from Stone Avenue to Church Avenue, will close to all vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle travel. This closure will be in place for at least 18 months.
    • Through-travel motorists and bicyclists are advised to use alternate routes.
    • Westbound Sixth Street travel will be directed northbound at the new Stone Avenue and Sixth Street intersection.
    • Eastbound Sixth Street travel can use Granada Avenue to continue north to Speedway Boulevard, or south to Broadway.
    • Eastbound Sixth Street travel can also use Church Avenue to enter Downtown.
  • On Monday, May 23, Stone Avenue from Sixth Street to Franklin Street/Toole Avenue will close to all vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle travel. This closure is scheduled to be in place for approximately three months – through August 2022.
  • All southbound Stone Avenue travel will be detoured to eastbound Sixth Street along the new alignment.
  • All westbound Sixth Street travel will be directed northbound at Stone Avenue.
Upcoming Roadway Openings
  • On Friday, May 20, Sixth Avenue will reopen to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian travel from Seventh Street to Toole Avenue. However, the sidewalk on the east side of the underpass will remain closed.
  • On Monday, May 23, Church Avenue will reopen to two-way travel between Sixth Street and Franklin Street. Turn movements from northbound Church Avenue to eastbound Sixth Street will not be permitted.