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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.

Paul's Note - May 7th, 2021

As many of you know, my colleagues and I adopted an alternative plan for zoo expansion on Tuesday. Back on March 9, we were tasked with approving an expansion plan that many in the community thought was ill considered, and my colleagues and I believed that the Reid Park Zoological Society hadn’t done an adequate job of engaging the public before bringing their plan forward. 

Attend a public meeting on a proposed code change to allow Accessory Dwelling Units

What could these housing options mean for Tucson?

Join us at a virtual public meeting to learn about a proposed code change to allow backyard casitas (also known as Accessory Dwelling Units) in Tucson.

Attend to hear how this housing option can provide affordable housing, help seniors age in place, and promote sustainable infill development. 

Traffic Signal Improvements - Broadway and Rosemont Blvd

 

On Thursday, May 6, 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 Broadway and Rosemont Boulevard intersection.

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