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City Hiring Transportation Administrator

The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is seeking a qualified applicant to join its planning and programming division.

This position manages the activities and personnel of the transportation division. The transportation administrator also directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the Complete Streets Program, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, projects within the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), administers federally funded projects, and plans traditional roadway and transit projects.

Paul's Note - April 19th, 2019

All of Ward 2 except for some neighborhoods in the Ft. Lowell area are part of the Police Department’s Operations Division East. The command staff for ODE holds quarterly meetings with neighborhood leaders and interested citizens called the Division Advisory Committee.

The latest one of those meetings was this week, and we had some interesting news. Crime on the east side is down, and down considerably.

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:

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.


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