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Houghton Road and 22nd Street Intersection to Close this Weekend

Beginning tonight, crews from Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will close the intersection of Houghton Rd. and 22nd St. The initial plan to upgrade the water lines at the intersection called for three weeks' worth of work that would close various travel lanes at various times. By completely closing the intersection, crews will be able to expedite the improvements and complete the work in three days rather than three weeks. Adjacent businesses will still be accessible during this project.

Live Music Tomorrow on Streetcar

Ride the Sun Link streetcar and enjoy the KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series, a live concert inside a streetcar. The series features concerts throughout the months of June, July and August. The next concert will take place tomorrow night, featuring music from the young, local blues artist Roman Barten-Sherman. Passengers can attend the concert by boarding the streetcar at the stop on Avenida del Convento and Congress (across from Mercado San Agustin) at 7 p.m.

Hi Corbett Field to Host Mexican Baseball Fiesta

Teams from the Mexican Pacific League will be returning to Tucson Oct. 1-4 for the fifth annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Cox. This year the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Aguilas de Mexicali, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis will face off at the City's Hi Corbett Field. "Hi Corbett has the feeling of home to a tremendous amount of baseball fans in the Tucson area," said Mexican Baseball Fiesta President Mike Feder. Ticket go on sale Sept.

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable World Tour Coming to TCC

Citing an overwhelming demand by fans, Janet Jackson has added 27 new shows to her Unbreakable World Tour, including a stop at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Tickets for the January 19 concert go on sale this Monday, July 20 at the TCC Ticket Office and Ticketmaster. Special presale access is available now through July 19 for American Express Card members and fans who pre-order the artist's album at janetjackson.com.

Houghton / 22nd Traffic Alert

The intersection of Houghton Road and 22nd Street will be temporarily closed in order to complete waterline relocation and major construction work in the intersection as quickly as possible and avoid prolonged travel restrictions.

Signage indicating detour routes and segments of Houghton Road and 22nd Street that will be open to local traffic only will be in place to help guide traffic.

DETOUR ROUTES:

Country Club Road - Speedway Boulevard to Aviation Parkway Resurfacing Project

On Monday, July 20, 2015, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the pavement conditions on Country Club Road from Speedway Boulevard to Aviation Parkway.

 

Crews will begin the project with the lowering of manhole covers and water valve covers. Lowering the utility covers is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Wait Lists Open for Public Housing Programs

The City's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting wait list applications for public housing programs, including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. All applications must be completed online through the application portal and will be accepted until further notice. Public notice is provided in English and Spanish and information on the City's website can be translated into multiple languages.

Deadline Approaching to Share Your Ideas About Our Regional Transit Future

The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is inviting the public to identify and discuss transit priorities to guide regional efforts in transit planning and investments. Input will help guide development of a regional transit vision for PAG's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and future regional planning processes. You can submit your opinions online through tomorrow.
 

Stay Cool with Frozen at Movies in the Park Program Tomorrow

Are you looking for some family-friendly entertainment on Friday nights over the summer? Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns Friday to Reid Park with a free showing of Frozen at dusk. Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a free movie every other Friday at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way. Pre-movie events begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music, jumping castles, balloon animals, and arts and crafts exhibits.

Voters to Decide the Fate of Red Light Cameras

The City Clerk and Pima County Recorder have certified enough valid signatures to send to November's ballot an initiative to ban red light cameras in Tucson city limits. The group Tucson Traffic Justice last month submitted petitions with more than 40,000 signatures. A random sampling of more than 2,000 petitions signatures showed there are enough legitimate signatures to project about 27,000 of the submitted signatures are valid. The required amount to get on the ballot is 12,730.

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