22nd Street to Irvington Road


Design of the Houghton Road: 22nd Street to Irvington Road project began in October 2016. The design concept and initial design were established during the conceptual design phase which started in 2006. Improvements will extend from just south of the 22nd Street intersection to immediately north of the Irvington Road intersection and will include bridges at the Pantano Wash. The design process is anticipated to be completed in 2020. A public meeting was held in September 2017. (Meeting summary).  A second public meeting was held in May 2019 and a third is planned for late 2019. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.

Improvements include

  • Widening Houghton Road to a curbed six-lane roadway with median

  • Retrofit of existing Pantano Bridge and addition of a new bridge

  • Left-turn lanes and dedicated right-turn lanes at Old Spanish Trail, Golf Links Road and Escalante Road

  • PELICAN pedestrian crossing signal at Secrist Middle School

  • New and upgraded traffic signals at Old Spanish Trail, Golf Links Road and Escalante Road intersections

  • Drainage improvements to provide all-weather access during major storms

  • Bus pullouts

  • Improved asphalt surface for noise mitigation

  • Bicycle and pedestrian facilities

  • Native landscaping with water harvesting

  • Roadway lighting

  • Public art


The Regional Transportation Authority is a state-established political subdivision within Pima County that collects a half-cent excise tax from the RTA’s special taxing district. The tax funds the RTA’s 20-year regional transportation plan, which voters in the district approved in May 2006 along with the excise tax. To date, the RTA has invested over $1 billion in the region to deliver transportation projects and services that improve our region’s mobility, safety, economic vitality and quality of life. This project is managed by the City of Tucson. Please visit www.RTAmobility.com for more information.


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