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Kolb Road-Broadway to Golf Links Road Sidewalk Improvements

On Friday, June 24, 2016, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin sidewalk improvements on Kolb Road between Broadway and Golf Links Road. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work is scheduled to be complete in late August 2016. 

Crews are improving curb access ramps to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. During the work, there will be curb lane travel restrictions in place. 

Tucson City Council to Vote Tonight on Comcast Jobs Incentive

The Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will vote on finalizing a resolution offering the Primary Jobs Incentive to Comcast. The council approved offering the incentive last year, but directed staff to return with the appropriate agreements formalizing the incentive points. Comcast says it will create 1,000 new jobs over the next four years, 40 of which will pay at least $52,400 annually. Funds would be disbursed once documentation confirming the new hires is  presented to the city.

Public Meetings in Tucson and Marana This Week to Discuss Proposed New Interstate

Public meetings around Arizona this month are an opportunity for state residents to help shape the next step in planning for the proposed Interstate 11, as the Arizona Department of Transportation moves ahead on a three-year environmental study for a corridor stretching from Nogales to Wickenburg.

The 280-mile corridor that is the focus of the current environmental study begins in Wickenburg and runs west of the Phoenix metropolitan area and then south to the Tucson area and Nogales.

Escalante Road - Pantano Road to Apache Well Drive Repaving Project

Crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have started lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Escalante Road from Pantano Road to Apache Well Drive in preparation of an upcoming roadway reconstruction project. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Tucson's New Hockey Team Gets Name and Logo

The Arizona Coyotes announced that the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate will be called the Tucson Roadrunners. The team’s name and logo were revealed at an open house at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).

In addition,Mark Lamb has been hired as the coach of the Roadrunners, and Mark Hardy has been named as assistant coach for Tucson's new professional hockey team.

Former Access Tucson/Tucson 12 Building Could Go Up for Sale Soon

The building that recently housed Access Tucson and Tucson 12 at 124 E. Broadway Blvd. could go up for sale by the end of the year. The Tucson City Council tomorrow will consider putting the 68-year-old, 13,720-square-foot building and a 4,235-square-foot parking lot just west of the building up for sale on the open market, with the hopes of collecting at least $580,000.

A city staff report cites a May 2014 appraisal stating the two parcels are worth $580,000 with the building remaining in place and as much as $830,000 without the building.

Beat the Heat in a City Pool or at a Splash Pad

With record heat upon us and little relief from the heat over the next several days, it's a good time to stay cool in a pool. The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department has 18 pools open for public use over the summer. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen with you. The summer pool schedule is in effect until Aug. 3. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for those 17 and younger. Summer and annual passes also are available.

Job Opportunity: Senior Financial Accountant

The City of Tucson's Finance Department is seeking a senior financial accountant to manage the financial activities for the division and work with other divisions, city departments, outside agencies, and consultants. Candidates should be familiar with examination, analysis, maintenance, consolidation and reconciliation of financial records, and the creation of financial statements and reports.


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