Ward 2 News

Broadway: Camino Seco to Houghton

Broadway: Camino Seco to Houghton project was moved up on the RTA schedule.

The Broadway widening project from Camino Seco to Houghton Road is in Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Third Period (2017 to 2021) with plans to widen the roadway to a four-lane roadway with bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

The section of Broadway between Camino Seco and Harrison is in the poorer pavement condition of the two sections. The Ward 2 office is keenly aware of the condition of this stretch of Broadway and we have had several conversations on addressing this section.

Grant Road Repaving

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 and Friday, April 24, 2015, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will mill (remove asphalt) and repave Grant Road from Santa Rita Avenue to Campbell Avenue. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained during this work.

United Way Tax Help - Late Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Event on April 14-15

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is hosting a Late Filing Event, April 14-15, 2015, to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns for free before the April 15 deadline.

IRS-certified tax preparers will be available at the United Way office at 330 N. Commerce Park Loop:

Tuesday, April 14                             Wednesday, April 15

Tucson Clean and Beautiful seeking volunteers

Tucson Clean and Beautiful is seeking community volunteers to adopt parks, streets, washes, and other available public areas on an ongoing basis. There are over 700 sites available for adoption.

What does “adopt” mean? Your group agrees to clean ‘your’ site up (remove litter and debris) once a month. We provide supplies such as litter grabbers, gloves and bags.

Who can adopt? Groups of at least five individuals commit to monthly cleanups.A permanent sign recognizing your group will be placed at the adopted site and we will celebrate your first six months with a ceremony.

NOTICE: Line Break at Jesse Owens Park

I've heard from Parks and Rec's Glenna Overstreet that we had a major reclaimed water mainline break at Jesse Owens Park overnight near softball fields #5 & 6. Although it appears the water ran most of the night, there was no runoff toward Sarnoff and it did not leave the property. The reclaimed line has been turned off for now. These fields will likely not be playable this evening.

As temperatures rise, so does community support

Local non-profit launches collaborative "Be Cool, Tucson" program and invites community support to repair evaporative coolers for neighbors at risk in the summer heat.

 

It was 107 degrees outside on June 14, 2014, when the evaporative cooler on Mary’s trailer finally gave up for good. Mary and her husband, Steve, bought this trailer after years of experiencing homelessness; if the heat drives them out of this trailer, they’ll be homeless once again. As the temperature inside their home rose, Mary called CHRPA.

22nd street – Wilmot to Swan Road Resurfacing Project

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the pavement conditions on 22nd Street from Wilmot Road to Swan Road.

Crews will begin the project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on 22nd Street from Wilmot Road to Craycroft Road. Work hours
will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The utility work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 3, 2015.

22nd Street Pipeline Replacement Project Update

From Southwest Gas:

If business or residence is located near the Southwest Gas Pipeline Replacement Project on 22nd Street between Prudence and Sarnoff, we’d like to provide some current information regarding the project. E-updates such as this are used during construction to keep you informed of our progress. If you prefer not to receive these updates, please reply and let me know and I’ll gladly remove your address. I can assure you that your e-mail address will be used only for purposes of this project.

Prep Work for Grant Road Repaving

On Monday, March 23, 2015, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin work to improve the pavement condition of Grant Road from Santa Rita Avenue to Columbus Boulevard. Crews will begin the project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Lowering the utility covers is scheduled to be complete by Friday, March 27, 2015.

Reclaimed water line repairs close Glenn Street east of Swan Road

From Fernando Molina of Tucson Water:

Rupture of a 30” reclaimed water line has resulted in the temporary closure of Glenn Street, east of Swan Road to Torino Avenue.

Drinking water customers are not affected by the break. The reclaimed water line provides recycled water service to several users, who have been contacted. Tucson Water will be utilizing boosters in the distribution system to help restore supply.

Repairs may take up to three weeks. Tucson Water contractors will be in the area and motorists are asked to exercise caution.

Kayla Mueller

At a press conference this afternoon, Governor Ducey ordered that Arizona State flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, February 10, until sunset tomorrow, February 11, in honor of Kayla Mueller, a dedicated humanitarian aid worker and citizen of Arizona.

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

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