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Traffic Alert - El Tour de Tucson

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the 39th Annual El Tour de Tucson will take place throughout the community. The following travel restrictions and road closures will be in place for the day-long event.

Downtown – On Friday, November 18, 2022, beginning at 6 a.m., Cushing Street from Stone Avenue to El Paso Avenue will be closed to motorists.

On Saturday, beginning at 6 a.m., Sixth Avenue from 22nd Street to Broadway will be closed to motorists. Expect additional side street closures in the downtown area.

VISIT THE ZOO FOR A HOUSING RESOURCE FAIR

Get a free visit to Reid Park Zoo when you attend a housing resource fair on Friday, Nov. 18, from 1:30-4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission to the Zoo is free with a wristband for those who register and are attending the workshops. Registration and check in for the workshops is at the Zoo Gate 7, next to the main admission booths. Attend informational workshops, and get information about buying a home, down payment/closing cost assistance, rental/mortgage assistance, mortgage credit repair, reverse mortgage, and much more.

Church Avenue Travel Restrictions - Tucson Holiday Ice Rink

The Tucson Holiday Ice Rink, hosted by the City of Tucson, will be located on Church Avenue, south of Broadway, in front of the Tucson Convention Center.

To accommodate the outdoor ice rink, Church Avenue between Broadway and Cushing Street will be restricted to one lane of travel in each direction, beginning November 7. This travel restriction will be in place 24-hours a day, seven days a week until Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Paul's Note - November 4, 2022

One of Tucson’s unique and most popular events is on tap for Sunday, the All Souls Procession. 

The downtown procession started in the 1990s and has grown to an event that 150,000 people participate in. It’s tied to local traditions about remembrance of folks who have passed away. 

22nd Street Bridge Public Meetings

The 22nd Street Bridge Revitalization Project, that will replace the existing weight-restricted bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) between Kino Parkway and Tucson Boulevard, as well as increase the number of travel lanes in each direction for improved east-west connectivity, is scheduled to begin construction in Spring 2023.

Tucson Norte-Sur Open House Events

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) continues outreach for Tucson Norte-Sur: Investing in Resilient Communities + Transit, the equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) strategic planning project for a north-south corridor extending from the Tucson Mall/Tohono Tadai Transit Center in the north to Tucson International Airport in the south. The 15-mile corridor study area, includes Oracle Road and Stone Avenue on the north side of downtown and South Sixth Avenue on the south side of downtown.

Tucson Development Center Online launching Oct. 31

The City of Tucson will launch an all-new permitting system, Tucson Development Center Online (TDC Online), on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. TDC Online replaces the current system, which has been in use since 1999.

The new permitting system is a partnership between Planning & Development Services, Tucson Fire, Tucson Water, Transportation and Mobility, and Code Enforcement. TDC Online will feature a self-service portal that provides customers with an entirely online process.

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