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Red Cross and Parks and Recreation to Offer Low Cost Swim Lessons

The American Red Cross and the Tucson Parks and Recreation department invite you to a press conference at the Catalina Pool, 2005 N. Dodge Blvd., on Tuesday, May 7, at 11 a.m., to kick off the American Red Cross Centennial Water Safety Campaign. The campaign launched in 2014, marking a century of swimming safety education to reduce the number of drownings in 50 major cities with high numbers of drownings.

Reid Park Zoo Welcomes a Couple of New Residents

Two Grevy's zebras arrived this week at Reid Park Zoo, while the previous resident moved to his new home in Phoenix.

Tuari, a 9-year-old male, now resides at the Phoenix Zoo as part of a breeding recommendation for the endangered species. Benjamin, a 16-year-old male, and Anna, a 5-year-old female, will fill the Grevy's zebra habitat in Tucson. Benjamin came from San Diego Zoo, and Anna traveled from Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

Take a Survey About Housing Issues for Future Planning

The City of Tucson and Pima County request your help and input in preparing Tucson's upcoming Five-year Consolidated Plan.

Take a survey regarding fair housing and housing discrimination in the Tucson area. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Your comments are anonymous and will contribute to the understanding of the challenges facing our community.

Please respond no later than May 15.  

Houghton Road Project Open House

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite you to attend a public meeting to learn about the Houghton Road projects currently in construction or design. These projects are part of the overall plan to improve Houghton Road from Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10 and part of the voter-approved $2.1 billion RTA plan.

The open house will be Thursday, May 16, 6 to 7:30 pm (Drop by any time) at Secrist Middle School, 3400 S Houghton Road

Overall improvements planned for the corridor project include:

Paul's Note - May 3, 2019

Many of you remember between 2013 and 2016, there was work being done on Houghton Road, especially between 22nd Street and Broadway. I made sure to give all of you constant updates on the work being done there.

After that phase of the project was complete, you weren’t hearing much news about it, at least not from me. Work has still been going, just much further south of us. Work on a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks south of Tucson was completed earlier this year and the section between that bridge and I-10 is currently ongoing.

Traffic Alert: Broadway and Wilmot Signal Work Tomorrow

The traffic signals at the Broadway Boulevard and Wilmot Road intersection will not be in operation tomorrow, May 2, as crews replace underground conduit and wiring. The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. the same day. The schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is finished. You can expect delays when driving in the work zone. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.

I-11 Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement Public Hearing Notice

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is conducting an environmental study to identify a potential 280-mile corridor for the proposed Interstate 11 (I-11) corridor between Nogales and Wickenburg. The Tier 1 environmental review process considers a wide range of Build Corridor Alternatives and the No-Build (do nothing) Alternative.

Balboa Heights Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Bring your blanket, chair, and snacks to the outdoor movie night showing of Smallfoot on Friday, May 3. The 6-9 p.m. event will be held at the Marty Birdman Center in Balboa Heights Park, 2536 N. Castro Ave.

Presented by Tucson Parks and Recreation, the family-friendly event will have free popcorn, snow cones, and pre-movie activities. The movie will begin at sunset.

For more information, call 520-791-5950. 


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