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Auto Mall Drive, Wetmore Road

AUTO MALL DRIVE - WETMORE ROAD TO ORACLE ROAD AND
WETMORE ROAD - ORACLE ROAD TO FIRST AVENUE RESURFACING PROJECT

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Fiesta Grande - Travel Information

Grande Avenue will be the host of the annual Fiesta Grande this weekend, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014.  The Fiesta runs from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.  Further information about Fiesta Grande can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiesta-Grande/153900724674515.  Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

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Sun Link Streetcar High Speed Testing

Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014 through Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Sun Link Streetcar staff will conduct controlled high speed streetcar testing from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on University Boulevard between Fourth Avenue and Euclid Avenue.

For the safety of residents and the traveling public, the following restrictions will be in place during the testing process:

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Downtown Links Utility Location Work

Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 through Friday, April 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, work crews will perform utility location services for existing underground utilities. This work will provide information needed for the final design plans for phase 3 of the Downtown Links Project.  Please note, construction is not beginning on the final phase of the Downtown Links Project.

Motorists can expect travel lane restrictions and parking restrictions in the following areas:

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City of Tucson and Tucson Electric Power Company Begin Tree Replacement Program

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) are collaborating to improve the city’s street tree canopy. Trees growing into overhead power lines have been regularly pruned with directional and ‘V’ cuts, which reshapes the tree’s canopy into an unnatural shape.

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Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Monday, March 31 - 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Church Avenue - Pennington Street to Jackson Street

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St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street I-10 to Church Avenue Roadway Improvements

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, the contractor will place the final layer of asphalt pavement along St. Mary’s Road from the westbound I-10 frontage Road to Church Avenue. St. Mary’s Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the paving operation. Officers will be on site to direct traffic.

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Downtown Road Closures for Fiber Optic Line Work

On Monday, March 31, 2014, contractors for CenturyLink will be installing new fiber optic lines through existing manholes in the Downtown area. The work will take place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. During this time, Scott Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Alameda Street and Pennington Street will be closed from Stone Avenue to Sixth Avenue.

Motorists driving in this area may experience traffic delays associated with this work so please plan accordingly.  The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in this area. 


Pantano Road Closure at Tanque Verde Road Overpass

Southbound Pantano Road just north of the Tanque Verde Overpass will be temporarily closed on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. The closure of the single lane roadway will allow crews from the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division to safely remove and replace a streetlight pole.

The narrow width of the roadway does not allow for enough room to accommodate both the equipment needed to complete the work and motor vehicle traffic.

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Kolb Road and 22nd Street

KOLB ROAD - GOLF LINKS ROAD TO GRANT ROAD/WILMOT ROAD
AND 22ND STREET - KOLB ROAD TO SWAN ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT

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