In 2006, the voters of Pima County passed a law enabling the creation of a Regional Transportation Authority, as well as a half-cent excise (sales) tax to pay for transportation projects. The current RTA expires in 2026, which means it will soon be time for the voters to re-authorize the RTA and the tax. Unless there are significant changes, I am opposed to reauthorization.
On Saturday, May 22, 2021, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division, are scheduled to make asphalt repairs on the northbound travel lanes of Alvernon Way/Golf Links Road at the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, just north of Ajo Way.
Work is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to about 2 p.m. During this work, at least one northbound lane will remain open to travel. This schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning neighborhood traffic safety improvements on a 4.5-mile-long section of Blacklidge Drive from Oracle Road to Columbus Boulevard at McCormick Park. This project will connect to five parks and four schools. The Blacklidge Bicycle Boulevard is part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program that will calm traffic on neighborhood streets and expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network.
On Thursday, May 20, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and replace the traffic signal poles and mast arms, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows for eastbound and westbound travel at the Golf Links Road and Camino Seco intersection.
A Message from Steve K...
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Public Safety Add
F35s in Vermont
Donations for Migrant Families
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning a new segment of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway, an off-street walking and biking path connecting Downtown Tucson to South Tucson and the Kino Environmental Restoration Project. This project is part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program that will expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network.
See the map below for the project boundaries:
I think most of us are familiar with Habitat for Humanity, which is celebrating their 40th anniversary in Tucson this year. In fact, many of you aren’t only familiar but you may have actually volunteered with them given how many local employers have been supportive of the organization.
Pima County and the City of Tucson will relaunch the Solar One Stop as a portal to the new Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus Platform (SolarAPP+) that automates the approval of residential solar permits. It will be open to registered contractors and provide instant permitting for rooftop solar.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROJECTS
KINO PARKWAY AND 36TH STREET INTERSECTION
On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to install a new traffic signal pole and mast arm for northbound travel at the Kino Parkway and 36th Street intersection.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
A couple of months after Lenny and Blanca Mark opened up their new restaurant in the same place that housed the well-known Club 21 Mexican restaurant for some seven decades, the wife and husband team felt they had a winner. In February 2020, their restaurant, El Chinito Gordo on North Oracle Road, grossed $90,000.
A month later their business fell through the floor. The Coronavirus had arrived.