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NewsNet 04-03-14

CYCLOVIA TUCSON IS THIS WEEKEND - This Sunday's Cyclovia Tucson event, which runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., is meant to connect neighborhoods in and around Downtown Tucson (starting at Armory Park) to the City of South Tucson, which also is planning a festival that day. That festival runs from noon - 7 p.m. along South Fourth Avenue, from 36th Street to 28th Street, and will feature live music, vendors and food carts, activities for children, dancing, and entertainment. The twice-a-year Cyclovia bicycling event in Tucson is in its fifth year and is a project of the Living Streets Alliance, a non-profit advocacy organization to help transform streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing and play. For information and maps, follow the links below. Read more from Downtown Tucson Partnership.

FORESTRY OFFICIALS PREDICT ACTIVE WILDFIRE SEASON THIS SUMMER - Citing a third consecutive year of drought, state forestry officials are urging Arizona residents to be vigilant in the forests this fire season. They say the dry conditions in the mountains this month are similar to what typically is seen in May. While Arizona's high country is at risk, State Forester Scott Hunt says the lower-elevation deserts in Tucson, Phoenix and Yuma should see a lower fire potential this year compared to last year. Read more from KJZZ.

'FIX IT FRIDAY' DOWNTOWN - Do you need something fixed, modified, or just want to take it apart to see how it works? Bring the item to the Maker House and they'll help you do it. The free, weekly Friday event runs from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free parking is available in the Franklin lot, across the street from Maker House at 283 N. Stone Ave.

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ADOT) SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON FIVE-YEAR PLAN - The public comment period is underway for ADOT's 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The plan is updated every year and serves as a blueprint that details where, when, and how regional, state and federal funding will be spent for projects over the next five years to improve the Arizona's transportation infrastructure. A public hearing will be held April 11 at 9 a.m. in the Town of Marana Council Chambers, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive. The plan is online for review at ADOT's website, linked below. View the news release.

HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS - Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov. You also can use the SeeClickFix website and app.
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