Plan Tucson, the City of Tucson’s General and Sustainability Plan, was adopted by voters in 2013. The City just released a Progress Report detailing key accomplishments in achieving the goals of Plan Tucson over the past five years. This report was presented to the City of Tucson Mayor and Council on May 7, 2019.
Base paving operations on the west side of Houghton Road from the Union Pacific Railroad south to Interstate 10 are complete. Crews from Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to shift traffic on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from the east side of Houghton road to the newly paved west side of Houghton Road.
The traffic switch is scheduled to occur at about 9 a.m. Once traffic has been shifted, crews will begin improvements on the east side of Houghton Road.
For the second year in a row, Tucson was named one of five national winners in the 8th annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The month-long campaign during April promotes public awareness about the importance of water and encourages people to think about their consumption practices.
The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) this week is upgrading signals at intersections throughout the community with flashing yellow left turn arrows to improve safety. Research indicates that left-turn collisions are reduced with flashing yellow arrows. During a flashing left turn arrow, motorists should yield to oncoming motorists and bicyclists, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and proceed with caution when turning left.
The Tucson City Court Domestic Violence Mentor Court will host its first national Mentor Court open house on May 16 and 17. Courts from around the country will attend the open house, as will observers from the Center for Court Innovation and the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW).
The Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. (SERI), a local nonprofit, will host several free workshops in English and Spanish on the Low Income Rainwater Harvesting Grant and Loan Program. Workshops are scheduled for May 15, May 30, June 11, and June 29.
Enjoy three hours of free time on Friday, May 17, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The last Parents Night Out before summer will be held at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.
Crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will work on the following days at the listed intersection locations to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 22nd Street/Kolb Road intersection
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Broadway/Kolb Road intersection
Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Kolb Road/Grant Road/Tanque Verde Road intersection
We had a number of items that we discussed at Tuesday’s council meeting. One of the less controversial, but important ones, was our age-friendly city action plan.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, May 11. Events during the day include Tucson Train Day at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Tucson Zine Fest at 191 Toole, and Family Brain Boost at the Children’s Museum Tucson.
The Arizona Symphonic Winds kicks off its spring concert series tomorrow, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. All concerts are free to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the László Veres Amphitheater in the park.
Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the whole family. The concert schedule continues every Saturday at 7 p.m., through June 1.