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 take 18 to 24 months. A public meeting was held in September 2017. (Meeting summary).  A second public meeting is planned for May 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


This is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority. The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The Regional Transportation Authority has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. This project is being managed by the City of Tucson.


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