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Downtown Links - Fifth Street Closure

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility are working on the Downtown Links project, which began in August 2020.

Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should anticipate intermittent lane restrictions throughout the limits of the project in addition to the following upcoming work:

Median Island Palm Tree Trimming


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:

Campbell Avenue Closure Postponed


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.

Paul's Note - July 23rd, 2021

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. 

Downtown Links Project Update

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.

Paul's Note - July 16, 2001

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. 


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