Nighttime lane restrictions on First Avenue begin Sept. 25

Published on September 12, 2023


ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Sept. 12, 2023) – The Town of Oro Valley will remove and replace the asphalt on First Avenue beginning at the Cañada del Oro River bridge and extending east to Oracle Road starting Sept. 25 through Oct. 3. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction during construction hours, which are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Speed will be reduced to 25 mph. Drivers are asked to find alternative routes during construction hours to avoid long delays.

During construction hours, entrances to the Rooney Ranch Shopping Center on First Avenue will be closed. Drivers will have to access the north end (Home Depot area) or south end (Fry’s Food Store area) using Oracle Road entrances. Outside of construction hours, both lanes of travel on First Avenue should be open when workers are not present, however, the 25 mph speed reduction will remain in place.

Message boards to alert drivers of the construction and other traffic control measures will be in place for the entire project. Drivers are asked to pay attention, follow the speed limit and watch for construction workers when driving in the area. The Town has contracted Sunland Asphalt and Construction for the project.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve First Avenue.