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Lambert Lane Safety Improvements, Phase II

Widening Lambert to 4 lanes from La Canada to Rancho Sonora; includes multi-use lanes

This widening project is focused on improving the safety along Lambert Lane eastbound to the La Cañada intersection. The project conceptually will include 4 lanes from La Cañada to Rancho Sonora, and includes multi-use lanes. This project will improve the site visibility at the intersection of Lambert Ln and La Cañada and improve how the road operates, as well as adding multi-modal enhancements. The project is anticipated to start mid 2016. The project is funded by the Pima Association of Goverments (PAG) 12.6% Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF)  HURF funds are derived from state fuel tax. Construction cost are about $6 million.

Estimated Start Date: 
Late 2016
Estimated Completion Date: 
Late 2017
Street(s) Affected or Property Location: 
Lambert Lane
Town staff contact: 
Engineering Division, 229-4894
Activity Date Range
DECEMBER - JANUARY: Project is in substantial completion status; monthly landscape establishment activities; second coat of road striping scheduled for 1/4/18; punch list repairs 12/18/17 to 01/18/18
Final striping taking place throughout the project. Multiple traffic shifts to accommodate striping vehicles and crew. Expect minor delays. 01/04/18
Multiple traffic shifts scheduled for Lambert Lane, west of La Canada Drive. Lanes will continue to be restricted during this time, while Granite places final pavement in this section of roadway. 12/04/17 to 12/05/17
DECEMBER: Finish sidewalk installation; install drainage along Lambert and in catch basins; install landscaping, irrigation, signs, decorative brick and rock; final paving; final striping 12/01/17
Lane restrictions on northbound and southbound La Canada at Lambert for final utility adjustments. Center lane adjustments were completed 11/16/17; today's restrictions will affect outside lanes. 11/20/17
Lane restrictions on northbound and southbound La Canada in order to perform final utility adjustments. 6am Thursday - 6am Friday. 11/16/17
Final intersection paving, 5am - 7pm. EXPECT HEAVY DELAYS. 11/12/17
NOVEMBER: Finish ramps and sidewalks; install drainage on north side of Lambert; repave intersection; final paving; install landscaping and irrigation; install signs; install brick in medians 11/01/17
Lane restrictions on northbound La Canada, Congressional Way to Lambert. These restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. on 10/27/17 only. 10/27/17
OCTOBER: reconstruct La Canada/Lambert intersection; rebuild Elizabeth Morning to new height; install drainage channel, culverts and pipes; prepare westbound lanes for paving; begin landscaping. 10/01/17
Northbound lane restrictions on La Canada at Lambert. Granite Construction is implementing these restrictions for intersection reconstruction. 09/28/17
Severe lane restrictions in the median of the intersection of La Canada and Lambert. These restrictions are scheduled to begin on Friday evening and end on Monday morning. 09/22/17 to 09/25/17
Lane restrictions: southbound La Canada, from Canada Hills to Lambert, 9 am - 5 pm. These restrictions will allow Granite Construction to install new loop detectors for the traffic signal. 09/18/17
SEPTEMBER: reconstruct intersection; complete storm drain pipe, catch basin, drainage channel; concrete curb on side streets; prepare for eastbound paving; traffic shift to south side of Lambert 09/01/17
Water outage scheduled for 4 - 8 hours overnight, beginning late in the evening of 8/28. If your home will be affected, you will receive a door hanger in the 48 hours leading up to the shutoff. 08/28/17 to 08/29/17
Lane shift begins. Eastbound traffic approaching La Canada will be shifted into north lanes. 08/28/17
Closure of Hacienda Hermosa Dr. at Lambert Ln. from 6/30/17 - 8/28/17. This closure is necessary for road reconstruction at this intersection. 06/30/17 to 08/28/17
Lane restrictions - northbound La Canada at Lambert. One day only; scheduled to be completed before afternoon commute hours. 08/09/17
Weekend lane restrictions - CANCELED. When a new date is available, it will be shared. 08/04/17
AUGUST: reconstruct intersection (including curbs, ramps, sidewalks, traffic signal); install storm drain pipe; curb and paving preparation in eastbound lanes; erosion protection, including seeding 08/01/17