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National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation is Underway

Join residents in Tucson and other cities across the nation, April 1-30, by pledging to save water and other natural resources. The Wyland Foundation’s 2019 National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation has begun. By pledging to save water for Tucson, residents have the opportunity to win eco-friendly prizes. Winning cities are those with the highest percentage of residents participating in the challenge.

Traffic Alert: Congress Street From Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue

A roadway improvement project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 2, 2019 on Congress Street from Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue as part of the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.

Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin the 30 day project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Crews will then mill (remove) asphalt, reconstruct the dirt subgrade, install new asphalt, raise the manhole covers and water valve covers level with new asphalt.

Paul's Note - March 28, 2019

Last year, we had the fourth hottest summer on record. All indications are that we will continue to have more days of triple digit temperatures that will start earlier and earlier.

The organization Building Resilient Neighborhoods and Physicians for Social Responsibility are offering workshops on the topic for neighborhoods.

The workshop is called the Extreme Weather Challenge the mission of the workshop is to help Southern Arizonans to prepare for extreme heat and other weather-related emergencies.  

City of Tucson Wins Several Public Works Awards

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) presented the City of Tucson with several awards at its banquet today, March 28.

Among the many awards, Proposition 409 won Project of the Year for transportation projects costing more than $75 million.

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation won Project of the Year for Transportation Projects $5M - $25M, Grant Road Phase II: Stone Avenue to Park Avenue.

Traffic Alert: Kolb Road Traffic Switch

On Monday, April 1, 2019, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift northbound Kolb Road traffic to the east side of Kolb Road both north and south of Valencia Road. After this switch, both northbound and southbound travel on Kolb Road will be open with two lanes of travel in each direction.

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