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TDOT Initiates Operation Freeze

Beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures tonight. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.

Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road Pre-Construction Public Open House

The public is invited to attend a public open house for Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road. This project is part of the $2.1 billion, 20-year Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan that was approved by voters in May 2006.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • No formal presentation is scheduled.
  • Morris K. Udall Regional Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the contractor, provide information and answer questions regarding the project’s construction.

New Building Permit Requirement

State law requires that all permitted work on commercial properties, residential rentals, and properties for sale must be done by a licensed contractor.

Effective December 1st, 2015, a letter from the licensed contractor stating their affiliation with the project must be provided to the Permit Counter prior to the issuance of the permit.  The letter must include: permit activity number, project address, contractor ROC, phone number and contact address. Letters may be emailed to COTDSDPermits@Tucsonaz.gov or faxed to 520-791-4475.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Tomorrow

Do you have unused chemicals, oils, or pesticides sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson is hosting its 2nd Saturday Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection tomorrow. The collection location is at City of Tucson Community Services, 325 N. Commerce Park Loop, 8 a.m.-noon.

Accepted materials include automotive fluids, rechargeable batteries from electronics equipment, toxic cleaning products, fluorescent lamps, paints, solvents, and lawn and garden products.

Grant Road - Stone Avenue to Fontana Avenue

Underground utility work being conducted by Century Link associated with the Grant Road Widening Project will require eastbound travel lane closures on Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Fontana Avenue. 

The single, eastbound travel lane closure will take place nightly from 8 p.m. to noon the following day. The travel lane restrictions will be in place from Thursday, November 12, 2015 through Friday, November 13, 2015.

Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road

PRE-CONSTRUCTION PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

The public is invited to attend a public open house for Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road. This project is part of the $2.1 billion, 20-year Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan that was approved by voters in May 2006.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:30 to 7 p.m.
No formal presentation is scheduled.
Morris K. Udall Regional Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Tucson Water's Remote Payment Systems Unvailable Temporarily

Tucson Water is completing an upgrade to its telephone and online payment system, also known as Online Utility Account Services. Beginning tonight at 7 o'clock, the pay-by-phone system will be shut down. At 8 a.m. tomorrow, the online bill pay service will be unavailable. Access to both services will be restored at 8 a.m. Monday.

Customers still can make payments in person during normal weekday business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tucson Water will not be charging late fees or pursuing service turn offs during the system upgrade.

Bear Down Friday a Day Early This Week

Catch the University of Arizona spirit tonight during a Throwback Thursday edition of Bear Down Friday at Main Gate Square from 5-7 p.m.

The rally is a day earlier than usual so fans can cheer the UA Men’s Basketball team before the season opens tomorrow. Wear your favorite retro UA gear for a chance to win prizes. The 1997 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Traveling Trophy will also be on display.

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