Arizona 210 is Aviation Parkway, which connects downtown Tucson at Broadway Boulevard with Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at Golf Links Road.

Arizona 210 was added to the state highway system in 1983, and opened in 1998 after many years of construction delays. The road was extremely controversial, leading to additions and deletions of the link between Interstate 10 and Broadway Blvd.

The original plans were for Arizona 210 to connect to Interstate 10 in downtown Tucson as a freeway. These plans were abandoned by ADOT in 2001, and the City of Tucson is tasked to construct the remainder of Barraza-Aviation Parkway between Interstate 10 and Broadway Blvd. Plans have moved slowly on the final link, but the current plan received unanimous approval by the Tucson City Council on July 8, 2008.

Arizona 210 is named for Maclovo Barraza, who was a union leader in the Copper mines around Tucson. The eastern portion from Kino Parkway replaced the Aviation Highway which paralleled the railroad tracks.


Arizona 210 east
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Arizona 210 does not connect directly to any other state highway. This series of photos follows the approach to Arizona 210 from eastbound Broadway Blvd as it approaches its complicated intersection with Arizona 210 and Broadway Boulevard. Photos taken 05/24/03.
First shield along eastbound Arizona 210 after it begins at the intersection of Congress Street and Broadway Boulevard. Photo taken 07/26/08.
The first exit along eastbound Arizona 210 is Kino Parkway. Notably, this is Exit 3, since the first several miles west of here have not yet been constructed (since exit numbers increase from west to east). Photo taken 07/26/08.
Mileage sign along eastbound Arizona 210 approaching Kino Parkway (one-quarter mile), 22nd Street (one mile), and Country Club Road (two miles). For the time being, Arizona 210 takes on the attributes of a regular urban freeway. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Eastbound Arizona 210 at Exit 3, Kino Parkway. Kino Parkway is notable for being the proposed route of now-defunct Interstate 710 freeway. Interstate 710 was to begin at Interstate 10 at the Kino Parkway/Tucson-Benson Highway interchange (Exit 262) and continue north past Aviation Parkway (Arizona 210) to Broadway Boulevard and possibly Speedway Boulevard. The freeway was never constructed, and Kino Parkway exists as a multi-lane divided parkway in its place. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Eastbound Arizona 210 approaching Exit 4A, 22nd Street, one-half mile, under the shadow of the Kino Parkway overcrossing. Photo taken 07/26/08.
The signage along eastbound Arizona 210 ceases to be freeway-standard, as the exit to 22nd Street is actually a partial traffic signal. Photo taken 07/26/08.
22nd Street passes over the top of Arizona 210 on the overpass visible ahead, and a traffic signal controls traffic connections between the two roads. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Eastbound Arizona 210 approaching Exit 4A, 22nd Street, next left (at the traffic signal). This interchange could be upgraded to allow for a regular freeway interchange, but it would be tight since the railroad is located to the south of Arizona 210 here. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Just past 22nd Street, we find advance signage for "exit" 4B, Country Club Road. Photo taken 07/26/08.
The next "exit" along eastbound Arizona 210 is Exit 4B, Country Club Road. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Another traffic signal controls traffic at this intersection between Arizona 210 and Country Club Road. Photo taken 05/24/03.
Reassurance shield along eastbound Arizona 210 after Country Club Road. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Eastbound Arizona 210 approaching "Exit" 4C, 34th Street, next left. The lights make for a smoother drive along eastbound than along westbound Arizona 210. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Reassurance shield along eastbound Arizona 210 after the 34th Street traffic signal. Photo taken 07/26/08.
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The next "exit" along eastbound Arizona 210 is Exit 5, Palo Verde Road/Golf Links Road. Photo taken 07/26/08. Second photo taken 05/24/03.
Eastbound Arizona 210 at Exit 5. The left lanes lead to Golf Links Road, while the right lanes exit to Alvernon Way. This marks the eastern terminus of Arizona 210; there is no end shield assembly present. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Underpass on the ramp leading from eastbound to Golf Links Road. Photo taken 05/24/03.
The Air Force Base sits on the land behind the transition ramp from Arizona 210 to Golf Links Road. The actual merge onto Golf Links Road is just ahead. Photo taken 05/24/03.
Arizona 210 west
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This series of photographs shows the beginning interchange of Barraza-Aviation Parkway from Golf Links Road. This interchange was built with the extension of Golf Links road in the early 1980s by the City of Tucson. Photos taken 07/26/08.
This ramp marks where Arizona 210 begins. In the background is the decorated Alvernon Way bridge. Photo taken 07/26/08.
"Exit" 4C serves 34th Street. Westbound traffic has several traffic lights impeding the flow of traffic. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Reassurance marker for Arizona 210 Westbound. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Turn right for Country Club Road, "Exit" 4B. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Arizona 210 is on a narrow right of way between Golf Links Road and Kino Parkway. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Advance signage for Exit 4, 22nd Street, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Distance sign to 22nd Street East, Kino Parkway and Broadway Blvd. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Exit 4 is a loop exit to 22nd Street eastbound. Photo taken 07/26/08.
This signal is for 22nd Street traffic from Eastbound Arizona 210. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Just after 22nd street, the access controlled section of Arizona 210 begins with advance signage for Exit 3, Kino Parkway, 1/4 mile. Photo taken 07/26/08.
The right lane becomes an exit only lane for Kino Parkway. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Kino Parkway departs from Arizona 210 just up ahead, at Exit 3. Photo taken 07/26/08.
This is the final reassurance marker along Arizona 210 westbound. Photo taken 07/26/08.
The last exit along Westbound Arizona 210 is Broadway Blvd, 1/4 mile. All traffic exits here. Photo taken 07/26/08.
Arizona 210 ends here, on the ramp to Broadway Blvd. Photo taken 07/26/08.



Photo Credits:

    05/24/03 by AARoads. 07/26/08 by Kevin Trinkle.

Page Updated 07-30-2008.