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Solar Celebration Next Week

A news conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 934 kW solar installation at Reid Park will be held Monday, April 22, at 10 a.m., near the Rose Garden. Join Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Parks and Recreation, the City's Environmental & General Services Department, and SOLON Corporation to celebrate the large amount of solar being built this year at City facilities. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Traffic Alert and Restricted Access to “A” Mountain Good Friday Cross Procession and Easter Service Road Closures and Alternate Route

This weekend, “A” Mountain will host the Good Friday Cross Procession (La Procession de Viernes Santo) and Easter Sunday Sunrise Services (La Misa al Amanecer) which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park. In order to accommodate these events, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19. The road will reopen for pedestrians and bicyclists on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. and at 9 a.m. for vehicles. The roadway will again close on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. and will reopen to vehicles at noon on Sunday, April 21.

Earth Day Festival, Downtown Road Closure

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, beginning at 7 a.m. to about 3 p.m., Sixth Avenue will be closed from 12th Street to 13th Street for the Tucson Earth Day Festival.

Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible during the road closure. There are over 15,000 available parking spaces in Downtown Tucson.

The Tucson Earth Day Festival hours are: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the Tucson Earth Day Festival, visit: http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org/earthday.

Traffic Alert: Grant Road and Alvernon Way Traffic Signal Rewire

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, the traffic signals at the Grant Road and Alvernon Way intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Good Friday Procession and Easter Sunrise Service "A" Mountain Road Closure and Alternate Route

 

This weekend, “A” Mountain will host the Good Friday Cross Procession (La Procession de Viernes Santo) and Easter Sunday Sunrise Services (La Misa al Amanecer) which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park. In order to accommodate these events, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19. The road will reopen for pedestrians and bicyclists on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. and at 9 a.m. for vehicles. The roadway will again close on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. and will reopen to vehicles at noon on Sunday, April 21.

Traffic Alert: Tucson Earth Day Festival Downtown Road Closure

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, beginning at 7 a.m. to about 3 p.m., Sixth Avenue will be closed from 12th Street to 13th Street for the Tucson Earth Day Festival.

Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible during the road closure. There are over 15,000 available parking spaces in Downtown Tucson.

The Tucson Earth Day Festival hours are: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the Tucson Earth Day Festival, visit: http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org/earthday.

Commission Recommends Mayor and Council Salary Increase Question for November Ballot

The Citizens' Commission on Public Service and Compensation (CCPSC) recommends a Nov. 5, 2019, ballot measure to let voters decide on Mayor and Council salary increases. The commission recommends that the City of Tucson's Charter be amended by adjusting the present salary for the mayor from $42,000 per year to $63,128 and increasing the annual pay of Tucson City Council members from $24,000 to $42,081. The Mayor and Tucson City Council still needs to give final approval before officially sending the salary question to the ballot. 

Restricted "A" Mountain Access This Weekend

“A” Mountain will be the site of the Good Friday Cross Procession (La Processión de Viernes Santo) and Easter Sunday Sunrise Services (La Misa al Amanecer), which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park.

In order to accommodate these events, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. The road will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, for pedestrians and bicyclists and at 9 a.m. for vehicles. The roadway will again close Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. and will reopen to vehicles at noon Sunday, April 21.

Partial Sixth Avenue Road Closure Due to ADA Sidewalk Work

Southbound Sixth Avenue at Congress Street is closed to vehicular travel to allow a contractor to install new ADA-compliant ramps and sidewalks on the west side of Sixth Avenue. The southbound road closure is scheduled to be in place until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19. You can expect delays when driving in the work area.

Fencing around the area is allowing for continued pedestrian access. Please watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.  

Read the news release.

Santa Cruz Heritage Project Pop-up Open House Tomorrow

The City of Tucson’s Water department will be at the Santa Cruz River Farmers Market tomorrow, April 18, 3-6 p.m., at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Stop by for information about the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, which is Tucson Water's plan to restore a small flow of water to the Santa Cruz River south of "A" Mountain and downtown.

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