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University of Arizona Commencement, Sixth Street Closure

On Friday, May 10, 2019, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Sixth Street from Warren Avenue to Martin Avenue will be closed to travel for the University of Arizona Commencement. Sixth Street will reopen to travel following the commencement ceremony.

The University of Arizona Commencement is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm., with gates open to guests at 5:30 p.m. and an anticipated 40,000 attendees. For more information about the event, visit: https://commencement.arizona.edu/.

Traffic Alert: Speedway and Kolb Signal Work

The traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road intersection will not be in operation tomorrow, May 9, as crews replace underground conduit and wiring. The work will begin at 8 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. the same day. The schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is finished. You can expect delays when driving in the area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the work zone.

Celebrate Mother's Day in the Oracle Road Area

The THRIVE in the 05 Spring Festival and Resource Fair will take place this Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-noon, at Richey Resource Center, 2209 N. 15th Ave. Since the event is a day before Mother's Day, there will be free flowers for mothers, as well as raffles, games, free food and music, and information about local resources. There also will be the unveiling of a butterfly mural.

City Planning Department Has Online Inspection Dashboard

The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) offers an online Inspection Dashboard, which makes field inspections paperless and allows the public access to information related to their scheduled inspections. The Inspection Dashboard lets customers know the inspector assigned to them, the results of their inspections, and links to permit data.

City Hiring Dance Instructor

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is looking for an experienced dance instructor to teach hip-hop, ballet, tap, folklorico, and creative dance. This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis. Job responsibilities include providing leadership and instruction regarding beginner to advanced techniques, supervising multiple participants of different ages, and developing a syllabus prior to classes.

Houghton Road Corridor Projects - Public Open House

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite you to attend a public open house for four Houghton Road Corridor projects.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Secrist Middle School
3400 S. Houghton Road, Tucson, Ariz.

Houghton Road Corridor project segment information will be available for Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way, 22nd Street to Irvington Road, Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad to Interstate 10 projects.

Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road Traffic Signal Work

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road intersection will not be in operation as crews replace underground conduit and wiring.

The work will begin at 8 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.

Buy a Summer Transit Pass for Kids and Save Money

Buy a SummerGO Youth Pass for kids (ages 6 to 18) to get around town all summer long on public transportation. For $45, kids and teens receive unlimited rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran, and select Sun Shuttle routes from May 23 through Aug. 1.

Pass holders also can get a surprise at all City of Tucson pools, which open for summer hours on May 30. The SummerGO pass is also good at Reid Park Zoo, where you can buy one youth admission and get one free.

Tucson Police Department's Annual Fallen Office Memorial Wednesday

Eight Tucson Police officers who dedicated their lives to serving the City of Tucson gave the ultimate sacrifice and were killed in the line of duty. Every year, the Tucson Police Department (TPD) remembers and honors these heroes for their dedicated service. On Wednesday, May 8, TPD will host the 2019 Tucson Police Department Annual Fallen Officer Memorial. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Courtyard on the front lawn of the TPD Headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave.

Red Cross and Parks and Recreation to Offer Low Cost Swim Lessons

The American Red Cross and the Tucson Parks and Recreation department invite you to a press conference at the Catalina Pool, 2005 N. Dodge Blvd., on Tuesday, May 7, at 11 a.m., to kick off the American Red Cross Centennial Water Safety Campaign. The campaign launched in 2014, marking a century of swimming safety education to reduce the number of drownings in 50 major cities with high numbers of drownings.

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