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How to Report Transportation Concerns After a Storm

With the rain we've been having this week, you may have noticed some storm-related issues affecting traffic. Is there a pothole you'd like to see filled? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?

You can report these issues to the Tucson Transportation Department at (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to TDOTConcerns@tucsonaz.gov.

More Than 2,500 Customers Have Received Rainwater Harvesting Rebates

Since introducing the program in September 2011, Tucson Water has provided more than 2,500 rainwater harvesting rebates to its customers. The capture, diversion, and storage of rainwater has offset more than 52.8 million gallons of water that would have been used for irrigation. This reduces dependence and money spent on drinking water.

Plan Ahead If You Have Planning and Development Services Business Next Friday

The Public Works building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be open Friday, Nov. 29, but will have limited staff and services available the day after Thanksgiving. The Tucson Fire Department counter on the first floor of Planning and Development Services will be closed on that day.

Pima County public parking facilities also will be closed next Friday. However, you can conduct plenty of business online at the City's Planning and Development Service Department's website.

Regional Transportation Authority Seeks Input on Development of a New 20-Year Plan

A 35-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) wants resident input on guiding principles for the development of a new 20-year regional transportation plan. The CAC will consider the value of regional benefits of proposed projects versus the estimated construction costs to meet the budget.

Congress Street - I-10 Frontage Rd to Granada Avenue Road Closure

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, the eastbound lanes of Congress Street from the I-10 frontage road to Granada Avenue will be closed due to heavy equipment utilization.

The work hours for this one-day project are from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Message boards will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. The traveling public can expect delays when traveling near the work area.

Records Available with Property Research Online

City of Tucson Planning and Development Services (PDSD) has records available electronically via Property Research Online (PRO). Users can enter their address or permit number to find records information related to their property.

Available records are permits and plans (from mid-1950s to present), Certificate of Occupancy documents, and plot plans for houses in residential subdivisions with records continuously being uploaded.

El Tour De Tucson Traffic Alert

Downtown Tucson will host the 37th El Tour de Tucson on Saturday, November 23, 2019. El Tour de Tucson is Arizona’s largest and longest-running bicycling event.  Held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fundraising adventure ride attracting cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide. The 100-mile start line (and finish line for all events) is located at Armory Park on Sixth Avenue at 13th Street.

Electronic Submittal of Building Plans Required for Review

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) will no longer accept paper building plan documents submitted for review. Walkthrough service will be available, but the application and documents must be submitted in advance. There will be a grace period until Friday, January 31, 2020, for applications not submitted electronically.

Steps to submit an application electronically:

Two Meetings Scheduled for Roger Road Improvements

The City of Tucson is hosting two community input events to provide information and receive community input on Roger Road Pedestrian Safety and Walkability, a Proposition 407-funded project.

The first is tomorrow, Nov. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. The second is Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the northwest corner of Roger Road and Fairview Avenue.

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