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How to Handle Illegal Dumping

When moving time comes, typically around the end of the month and the end of University of Arizona semesters, people occasionally dump their trash where it doesn't belong. Property owners are responsible for trash cleanup of items dumped on their property and abutting areas.

Traffic Alert - North Rillito Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the North Rillito Interceptor (NRI) Sewer Rehabilitation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detour and street closure information as it affects residents, businesses and traffic within the area. The 10-mile long NRI project is being completed in phases; the current phase’s construction boundaries are from Woodland Road to just east of Pantano Road.

Stone Avenue and Elm Street Intersection


On Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and Thursday, September 10, 2015, Stone Avenue at Elm Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction as work crews repair a manhole in the center of the intersection. Eastbound and westbound left turns from Elm Street to Stone Avenue will be prohibited during the work. Work hours and travel lane restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

22nd Street - Pantano Road to Sarnoff Drive Resurfacing Project


On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin asphalt repairs on 22nd Street from Pantano Road to Sarnoff Drive in preparation for the final paving on 22nd Street. The repairs are scheduled to be complete by Friday, September 11, 2015. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with 24 hour travel lane restrictions. At least one travel lane in each direction will be maintained during this work.

Sun Tran Adds More Saturday Routes During Bus Strike

Starting tomorrow, Sun Tran will add Routes 11 and 29 to the limited Saturday schedule, which will run from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The two routes will operate in addition to recently-added Routes 8, 16, and 18.

Meanwhile, Sun Tran will run the same limited weekday schedule available during the work stoppage on Labor Day. There will be service on Routes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25 and 29, from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tapir Born at Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo’s Baird’s tapir, Contessa, gave birth to a male calf last Saturday. The calf appears healthy, is nursing regularly, and is becoming more active. Mother and baby will remain behind the scenes for approximately three weeks to gain strength and to bond with minimal stress. Contessa’s pregnancy lasted approximately 13 months. The calf has not been named yet.

Midtown Dog Licensing Event Next Weekend

The City of Tucson, Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona are teaming up to kick off Tucson’s “Love Your Pup, License Up” campaign with a special licensing event Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Late fees will be waived, but regular fees apply. Free rabies vaccinations will be available on site from 10 a.m.-noon (dogs must be at least 3 months old).

Auto Dealers Sign Pre-Annexation Agreement

Several high-end auto dealerships along Wetmore Road, just outside of the Tucson Auto Mall, have signed an agreement to move into the City of Tucson and pay the 2 percent City sales tax. As part of the agreement, which still requires Mayor and City Council approval, the dealers would be reimbursed a portion of the sales tax for 10 years to help them pay for training, college tuition, and workforce development.


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