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Belvedere Avenue and Ralph Avenue Closure at Grant Road

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be inspecting storm drain culverts in conjunction with the Grant Road Improvement Project. The traveling public should expect the following traffic impacts:

  • Belvedere Avenue at Grant Road will be CLOSED from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists can access Grant Road via Ralph Avenue.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, TDOT will work at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Grant Road. The traveling public should expect the following impacts:

'A' Mountain Access Restricted This Weekend

“A” Mountain will host the Good Friday Cross Procession and Easter Sunday Sunrise Service which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park. In order to accommodate the events, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 3 p.m. tomorrow. It will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m. for pedestrians and bicyclists (an hour later for vehicles).

The roadway will close again on Saturday at 8 p.m. and reopen to all traffic at noon on Sunday.

Deadline Approaching for Historic Preservation Award Nominations

The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission is recognizing individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest or contribution to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County. Nominations must be received by noon on Friday, April 1.

For more information, please read the 2016 awards program description and nomination form.

Traffic Control Change - Tanque Verde Road, Wilmot Road, Pima Street

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Clear Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will power down the electrical system feeding the traffic signals at the Tanque Verde Road, Wilmot Road, Pima Street intersection. Crews will then install new traffic signals as part of the improvement project.

Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work, officers from the Tucson Police Department will be stationed at the intersection to help direct traffic until the traffic signals are reactivated.

Old Spanish Trail - Houghton Road to 22nd Street Reconstruction

On Monday, March 28, 2016 Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation TDOT, is scheduled to begin work on Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street.

Old Spanish Trail will be reconstructed in four phases. One lane of travel in each direction will be maintained during the work.

Traffic Signal Outage - Broadway Boulevard and Columbus Boulevard

Traffic signals at the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Columbus Boulevard are currently non-functioning. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division are on-site rewiring and repairing the signals. Temporary stop signs are in place; motorists should treat the intersection as a four-way stop.  The completion time for this repair is not known at this time.

Motorists should expect delays. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area.


Tucson-Phoenix Water Agreement Announced at White House Water Summit

A water-sharing agreement will allow Tucson to store more than a billion gallons of Phoenix’s share of Central Arizona Project water. That's enough to serve 17,000 homes in Phoenix each year.

The agreement among municipal Arizona water providers was announced yesterday at a water summit in Washington, D.C. The White House Water Summit, held in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day, focused on the country’s water issues and potential solutions using innovative science and technology.


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