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BASIS Buffel Bandits

Today, Alamo Wash Park was "adopted" by the BASIS Buffel Bandits. Students from BASIS have been cleaning up Alamo Wash and other locations around town of both trash and invasive buffel grass. I was proud to see the kids congratulated for helping our community.

BLM Update

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Western Area Power Administration are soliciting input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (EIS/RMPA) for the proposed Southline Transmission Line Project in southern New Mexico and Arizona. You and your staff are invited to attend a public hearing to learn more about the proposed project and provide comment.

Public Hearing
Thursday, May 22, 2014
5:30 to 8 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m. 
El Rio Neighborhood Center
1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745

Street Bonds Road Recovery : Sealcoating Program

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months as part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. Please note that the work hours have changed to nighttime hours. 

Water Line Work

Water line work will affect traffic on Pantano Rd. and Waverly St. Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, May 16, and continuing until 6 a.m., Saturday, May 17, southbound traffic lanes on Pantano Rd. will be closed at Waverly St. because of water line work. The affected area is between Pima St. and Wrightstown Rd. Southbound traffic on Pantano Rd. will be diverted to one of its northbound lanes. Pantano Rd. will also be reduced to one lane for northbound traffic in the area. Motorists are asked to exercise additional caution to help ensure the safety of the workers.

University of Arizona Convocations in Downtown Tucson

The Tucson Convention Center (TCC) will host several University of Arizona convocations on Thursday, May 15, Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, as well as the Salpointe Catholic High School graduation ceremony.

Below is a list of the colleges and times of the ceremonies:

Thursday, May 15, 2014
College of Science 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
College of Honors 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 16, 2014
College of Education 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Eller College of Management 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Sealcoating Program

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months as part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Friday, May 9 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greasewood Road - Speedway Boulevard to Anklam Road
Goret Road - Gaia Place to Silverbell Road

Summary of Current Events

The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar received two awards from the American Public Works Association.

The project was awarded the Public Works Project of the Year and the project management for Joe Chase of TDOT.

Congratulations to Joe, TDOT and those involved with the Streetcar Project.

The 24th annual Metropolitan Education Commission Crystal Apple Awards was held Friday May 2, at the Desert Diamond Casino Resort.

Congratulations to all the winners for being honored in their efforts to better the lives of all students

HHW Update

Do you have unused chemicals, oils or pesticides sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson and Pima County have an option for you to clean out your space while keeping these hazardous materials out of the environment. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Household Hazardous Waste Program 2nd Saturday Collection will be held at Mansfield Park, 2000 N. 4th Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon. Drop off of HHW is free for residents.

Street Bond Program Update

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin crack sealing Golf Links Road from Craycroft Road to Aviation Parkway. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The crack sealing work on Golf Links Road is scheduled to be complete on Friday, May 2, 2014.

During this work, travel lane restrictions will be in place, however at least two lanes of travel will be maintained in both directions.

Irvington Road - Pantano Road to Kolb Road Chipseal Operation

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin a chipseal project on Irvington Road from Pantano Road to Kolb Road. Work hours for the street maintenance work will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crews are scheduled to be complete with the project on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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