BrightView Landscaping, under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division, will be trimming palm trees for the next four weeks on City median islands. There will be intermittent, median island travel lane closures as the contractor moves through the project areas. Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Work dates and trimming locations for the rest of this week are:
Due to recent storm activity, the removal of existing asphalt, subgrade preparation and base paving work scheduled at the Broadway and Campbell Avenue intersection from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, until about 5 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, has been postponed. The work is scheduled to take place in mid-August. Additional information will be released at a later date.
Electronic message boards are in place to advise the traveling public of postponement.
Monday night, Jesse Owens Park hosted the West Coast Ballislife Crew. Ballislife barnstorms the country challenging local players to play basketball at local courts. 1500 people showed up to the event.
Among the players were nationally known figures on the “streetball” circuit such as international slam dunk champion Kenny Dobbs and former Harlem Globetrotter Tor’i “Bionic” Brooks.
Progress continues on the Downtown Links Phase III Improvement Project, extending from Barraza-Aviation Parkway to Church Avenue, that began in August 2020. Below is an 11-month construction progress update. Please note, the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
BROADWAY – EUCLID AVENUE TO COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
CAMPBELL AVENUE CLOSURE
SOUTH SIDE OF BROADWAY INTERSECTION
Statement from Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres on the Shootings Yesterday (July 18).
Yesterday, our City endured a horrific attack by a troubled individual.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT
GLENN STREET AND TREAT AVENUE INTERSECTION
On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to begin work to install a new solar Bike HAWK signal at the Glenn Street and Treat Avenue intersection.
It’s a good week to talk about rainwater and its importance as a potential resource for Tucson. As of this week, 2021’s monsoon total (1.64 inches) has already passed the total for the entire 2020 monsoon season (1.61 inches). Despite the flooded streets and occasional downed tree, we Tucsonans appreciate the relief that monsoon season can give us.
The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed amendment to the Unified Development Code to allow Accessory Dwelling Units Wednesday, July 28 at 6pm. You can submit written comments or request to speak at the hearing by emailing PlanningCommission@tucsonaz.gov.