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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.

Wednesday, December 18 through Friday, January 3 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glenn Street - Oracle Road to Alvernon Way

Holiday Trash Pick-up and Closures

The Christmas holiday will be observed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and the New Year’s Day holiday will be observed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday of the holiday weeks. City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular service on Wednesday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair - Travel Information

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 13, 2013 and is open daily through the weekend from 10 a.m., until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.  For both your safety and your pet’s safety, pets are not allowed at the Street Fair.  Parking for this event with free shuttle service is provided from either the Main Gate Square Garages (Euclid Avenue at First Street, or Tyndall Avenue at

President Nelson Mandela

In accordance with President Obama's proclamation, flags at all state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, December 6, 2013, until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, in memory of Nelson Mandela. 

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

Saguaro National Park Reopened Today

Some good news from our friends at Saguaro National Park:

Saguaro National Park is pleased to announce that it has reopened to visitors today, following the federal government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations.

"We are happy to be back working to serve the American people and welcoming visitors back to their park," according to Darla Sidles, Superintendent of Saguaro National Park.  "We are proud to be a member of the Tucson community and grateful to again contribute towards the prosperity and rich history of this unique region."

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