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Traffic Signal Improvements - Valencia Road and 12th Avenue

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, crews from Next Generation Electrical and the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Electric Shop, are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Valencia Road and 12th Avenue. During this work, crews will also replace two traffic signal mast arms for eastbound and westbound travel on Valencia Road.     

Paul's Note - August 28th, 2020

My youngest son’s name is Lute, after our coach who just passed away.  I wanted him to have a strong Tucson name.  One that embodied wisdom, compassion and class. I fell in love with the game of basketball when I was 9 years old due to two people: Coach Lute Olson and Coach Dave Lynch.   Coach Lynch was the girls’ coach at Santa Rita High School and my youth coach.  Coach Olson signed my program when I attended my first University of Arizona basketball game.  I attended one of his basketball camps. I was already a Wildcat fan, but Lute showed us how to love and understand the game.

Street Sign Replacement Congress St and I-10


On Thursday, August 27, 2020, beginning at 3 a.m. crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Sign Shop will replace overhead street name signs at the intersection of Congress Street and Interstate 10. The work is scheduled to be complete by 2 p.m. the same day.

Work will be conducted at the Congress Street and westbound I-10 Frontage Road on ramp (east side of the freeway) as well as the Congress Street and eastbound I-10 Frontage Road on ramp (west side of the freeway).

Paul's Note - August 21st, 2020

One of the things that has been most frustrating during our community conversation about COVID-19 has been that there are some people who refuse to believe that there is a real disease out there that is affecting thousands of their fellow Tucsonans. It’s almost as though they think that if they have a certain set of beliefs, that will protect them from being sick. We’ve seen plenty of tragic cases over these past few months that you’d think would show this isn’t the case, but people want to believe what they want, I guess.

Senior Meal Program & Enhance Fitness

A partnership with Pima Council on Aging, Catholic Social Services, and Tucson Parks and Recreation will be offering senior meal pick up every Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m.- noon at both Freedom and William Clements Recreation Center in Ward 4.  If for some reason a senior can't pick up their meal, delivery can be made on those same days after 12:30 pm. Seniors will need to contact the center and leave a message.

Third St and University Blvd Bicycle Blvd Virtual Town Hall


The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning new street improvements on University Boulevard between Stone Avenue and Fourth Avenue. The Third Street/University Bicycle Boulevard is part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Parks and Connections Program that will expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network.

Houghton Road Corridor

The Houghton Road Corridor, spanning 13 miles from Interstate 10 to Tanque Verde Road, is one of the corridor projects included in the 2006 voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan. Five segments have been completed, and others are in progress. To get information on these projects including the status, please visit 

Grocery Shopping Help

Do you need help with grocery shopping?

Call PCOA’s Helpline at (520) 790-7262 or email

With COVID-19, it is important for people 60 years of age and older to avoid trips outside of their home and to maximize physical distancing.

Applicants must be 60 years of age or older and have an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($25,520/person/year).


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