Silverbell Road Improvements:
Goret Road to Grant Road
Hunter Contracting Co. (Hunter) constructed this award-winning improvement project (Phase 1 of the design and construction of a three-phase project) to widen Silverbell Road, between Goret Road and Grant Road, to a four-lane divided desert parkway with a continuous multi-use path, bike lanes, drainage crossing, new native landscaping with water harvesting features, public art installation, and enhanced wildlife crossings. The Goret Road to Grant Road section is the most urban piece along the Silverbell Road corridor with a mix of both established and growing retail, commercial and residential. This was a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) voter-approved project managed by the Tucson Department of Transportation. It is a principal arterial roadway, a scenic route designated by the City and County, and a major regional link serving the west and northwest portions of the Tucson metropolitan area that promotes mobility and improves capacity and safety.
Near this bustling micro-urban zone are historical sites, equestrian/hiking trails, a city golf course, the Santa Cruz River, and the Loop, a shared-use path around metropolitan Tucson. Given this context and the goals to promote mobility and provide improved capacity and safety–the project required extensive upfront collaboration and planning.
Client:City of Tucson
Design Engineer:Kittleson & Associates, Inc.
- Grading and paving
- Native landscaping
- Public art
- Retaining walls
- Street lighting
- Traffic signal and bus stop improvements
- Waterline, sewer lines, and storm drain
Partnering Excellence Awards