La Cañada Drive asphalt replacement project begins March 13

Published on March 08, 2023


ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (March 8, 2023) – Construction on La Cañada Drive between Tangerine and Moore Roads will begin March 13, with contractor Sunland Asphalt removing and replacing the existing top two inches of asphalt. Road restrictions will be in place on La Cañada Drive with speed reduced to 25 mph. Drivers should expect delays. Please see details below. The majority of the work and delays will be through March 17 to align with Leman Academy’s spring break, so as to lessen construction impact on motorists. After March 17, ancillary work will continue until April 17 with minimal disruption to traffic.

The project is funded by the Town of Oro Valley’s Highway Fund. Once complete, La Cañada Drive between Tangerine and Moore Roads will be a smoother drive, and result in cost savings since new asphalt requires less maintenance. 

Traffic delay details 

From March 13 to 17, construction crews will work on one lane of La Cañada Drive at a time during construction hours, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. During that time, a construction flagger or pilot car may direct traffic. The speed limit will be 25 mph. Outside of construction hours, La Cañada Drive will be open for travel in both directions; however, the 25 mph speed reduction will remain in place. Construction message boards will be placed in the construction area one week before the work starts and during the duration of the project to alert drivers to slow down and watch for construction crews and equipment. Drivers are asked to use caution, pay attention to the speed limit, and follow road signs. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve La Cañada Drive.

If you have questions about the project, please contact the Public Works Department at 520-229-4850 or email