The City of Tucson created and maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.
Rio Nuevo is responding to public demand by sponsoring another round of the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Gift Card Incentive Program. Round 6 goes live this afternoon, May 8, at 5 p.m. Previous rounds began at 6 a.m. and sold out in a matter of minutes, and this will be the first time for an afternoon launch.
Park Tucson's special temporary take-out parking zones in front of restaurants in Downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue, Main Gate Square, and the Mercado District will continue beyond May 10 for an undetermined period of time. These zones are limited to 15 minutes to allow customers to pick up meals from these area restaurants.
BROADWAY – EUCLID AVENUE TO COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
NORRIS AVENUE TO COUNTRY CLUB ROAD TRAFFIC SHIFT
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), continue to crack seal/fog seal various roadways throughout the City. Early Friday and Saturday mornings, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., the Houghton Road intersections at 22nd Street, Broadway, Valencia Road and Irvington Road will be closed to through travel so crews can complete fog sealing work in the middle of the intersections. Right turns at each leg of the intersections will be permitted.
Earlier today, Mayor Regina Romero joined ABC News to discuss the timing of reopening businesses in Arizona. Mayor Romero expressed concern over Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s recent decision to open retail stores, hair salons, dine-in restaurants, and other businesses.
The City of Tucson's Office of Economic Initiatives is inviting local businesses to join a free webinar Monday, May 11, from 3-4 p.m., on the latest help for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next week's webinar will feature public health expert Dr. Omar A. Contreras, who will help guide us through the reopening of our economy.
Do you have questions about recycling? It can be confusing and the City of Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is here to help. EGSD is hosting a Virtual Recycling question and answer session on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m.
Crews under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) continue to crack seal/fog seal various roadways throughout the City. Early Friday and Saturday mornings, May 8-9, between 3-6 a.m., the Houghton Road intersections at 22nd Street, Broadway Boulevard, Valencia Road, and Irvington Road will be closed to through travel so crews can complete fog sealing work in the middle of the intersections.
Mapenzi, the baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo, is now a month old and getting familiar with her trunk. An elephant’s trunk has about 40,000 muscles and is both a nose and upper lip. Elephant calves’ trunks may seem more floppy or awkward while they strengthen those muscles and learn how to use them properly.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, May 5, approved $5.5 million in funding for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund. The money will be distributed as grants, with $3 million earmarked to assist individuals and families, $2 million for small business assistance, and $500,000 for nonprofits. Decisions regarding the administration and qualifications of the program will be decided at a future Mayor and Council meeting.
Sun Link will end service hours at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7; Monday, May 11; and Wednesday, May 13; so that maintenance can be performed along parts of the streetcar route. On these days, streetcar service will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and complete their trip prior to 8 p.m. on these dates. The maintenance includes crack sealing, fog sealing, and new striping on both Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard.
Sun Link is currently operating on a summer schedule.