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On Monday, April 20, 2020, at approximately 4 a.m., eastbound and westbound Broadway will be closed to travel at Fremont Avenue, which is just east of Park Avenue.

Westbound Broadway will be temporarily closed for about four hours from 4 a.m. to about 8 a.m. During this time, motorists and bicyclists will detour north on Cherry Avenue, west on 10th Street to Euclid Avenue.


Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to begin crack seal and fog seal work on various roadway segments throughout the City. The roadway improvements are associated with the voter-approved Prop 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.

Broadway - Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Traffic Shift - Campbell Ave to Country Club Rd

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, at approximately 6 a.m., eastbound travel on Broadway between Campbell Avenue and Stewart Avenue, just west of Country Club Road will shift to the north side of Broadway. This traffic shift will allow work crews to begin improvements on the south side of Broadway between Campbell Avenue and Country Club Road.
The travel configuration on Broadway through the entire construction zone from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road will now be one lane in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane.

Arizona Motor Vehicle Division Services Unavailable April 17-21

The replacement of an obsolete computer system will require a complete shutdown of all Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) services from 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, through Tuesday, April 21. This shutdown is a full interruption to all services provided at MVD offices, including authorized third party providers and online services.

Stay Informed About COVID-19

The City of Tucson has created and maintains a COVID-19 website that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.

Rio Nuevo Offers Economic Relief Assistance Program

The Rio Nuevo board recently approved a $2.5 million stimulus package to provide funding assistance to locally operated small businesses within the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will assist in providing funds for employee payroll, rent, utilities, and other hardships small businesses may be experiencing during this crisis.

Tucson Water Continues Delivery of Safe and Secure Water

Tucson Water assures customers that their water is safe and that they can continue to use and drink water from their taps as usual. There is no need for people to hoard bottled water from stores.

Coronavirus has not been found in properly disinfected drinking water. Tucson Water uses sodium hypochlorite as a standard disinfectant for its water supply, which has been shown to be effective against viruses and bacteria.

Department of Transportation and Mobility Awarded Safety Grant

The Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Safety Improvement Program recently awarded $7.8 million in funding to the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility to help significantly reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

Projects include five miles of new street lighting, 10 pedestrian HAWK signals, and traffic signal upgrades at 62 intersections. Design work on the projects are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2022, with the improvements slated to begin the following fall.


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