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Homecoming 21

On Friday, May 14, Tucson paid tribute to those soldiers from Tucson and Southern Arizona, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War I with the Homecoming 21 event held at Gold Star Family Park.

This event was held in conjunction with other similar events across the country through May 23, as part of Homecoming 21, a national ceremony to recognize and honor the last troops, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War I and who were brought home to their families by troop ship, the USAT Wheaton into Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1921.

Paul's Note - May 21st, 2021

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. 

Alvernon Way Asphalt Repair at the UPRR Bridge

 

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.

Blacklidge Bicycle Boulevard Drop-in and Virtual Town Hall Events

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.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Golf Links Road and Camino Seco Intersection

 

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.

El Paso and Southwestern Greenway Drop-In and Virtual Town Hall Events

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:

Paul's Note - May 14th, 2021

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. 

Traffic Signal Work - Kino Parkway and 36th Street Intersection

TRAFFIC ALERT
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

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.

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