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Lambert Lane Safety Improvement Project - La Canada to Rancho Sonora

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 along with 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
Engineer or Property Owner: 
Jose Rodriquez, P.E.
Town staff contact: 
Jose Rodriguez 229-4872
Activity Date Range
Full closure of Lambert Lane from La Canada Dr., west to Hacienda Hermosa Dr. Lambert access to businesses west of intersection will be maintained whenever safety permits. 03/13/17 to 06/30/17
Lane restrictions: northbound La Canada, Congressional to Lambert, until 6/9. Expect heavy delays, especially during afternoon commute hours. Seek alternate routes if possible. 05/11/17 to 06/09/17
Lane restrictions: southbound La Canada, Canada Hills to Lambert, until 6/9. Expect heavy delays, especially during morning commute hours. Seek alternate routes if possible. 04/04/17 to 06/09/17
MAY: Excavate extra dirt and remove to Tangerine; concrete retaining wall; reinforced concrete box culvert extension; soil nail walls #3-4; intersection reconstruction; install storm drain pipe. 04/27/17
APRIL: Transportation of excess dirt from Lambert to Tangerine; work on concrete retaining wall; work on soil nail walls #3-4; construction of new traffic signal; installation of new storm drain pipe 03/28/17
What's going on on Lambert? This image shows installation of one of the four soil nail walls, which will stabilize hillsides adjacent to the newly expanded road. 03/22/17
Lane closures in all directions at Lambert Ln & La Canada Dr., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Expect heavy delays and, if possible, seek alternate routes. 03/03/17 to 03/10/17
MARCH: Continuation of clearing and grubbing; work on concrete retaining wall; work on reinforced concrete box culvert extensions; construction of soil nail wall #1; construction of new traffic signal 02/28/17
Construction of new traffic signal at intersection of Lambert Lane and La Canada Drive. 02/13/17
The large trucks in this video, nicknamed "belly dumps," removed close to 18,000 cubic feet of dirt from Lambert Lane on 2/24/17! 02/01/17
Construction of soil nail wall #1, between Rancho Sonora and Placita Lujoso on the south side of Lambert Lane. 01/30/17
FEBRUARY: Clearing and grubbing continuing; work on concrete retention wall at Hacienda Hermosa; work on reinforced concrete box culvert extensions; survey stake placement for soil nail walls 01/27/17
Tentative start date: 10/3/16 10/03/16 to 01/06/17
DECEMBER: Utility companies finishing relocation work; installation of traffic control signs, barricades, preservation nursery, erosion control measures; survey stakes placement throughout site 12/05/16
Bid Opening 08/17/16
Public Open House will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 6-8 pm in the Oro Valley Council Chambers at 11000 N La Canada Drive, Oro Valley. 09/14/15 to 09/23/15