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Study to Look at Potential Routes for Sonoran Corridor in Tucson

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have begun a three-year environmental study of potential routes for the proposed Sonoran Corridor, which would connect Interstate 19 to Interstate 10, south of Tucson International Airport. The comment period (public scoping) will last until July 15, 2017.

Summer Movie Series Continues This Week

The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30, May through August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Thursday's movie is Some Like it Hot (1959), starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis.

This year, the movies are shown in the plaza at the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Memorial Day Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection Service Changes

From Environmental Services:

The Memorial Day holiday will be observed on Monday, May 29, 2017.  Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular collection on any day Monday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed.

Street Racers Can Have Their Vehicles Impounded Under New Law (Video)

In an effort to keep streets safe, the Mayor and Tucson City Council recently passed an ordinance giving Tucson Police Department (TPD) officers the power to impound the vehicle of anyone cited or arrested for street racing. TPD recently produced videos in English and Spanish that show the dangers of street racing and the new penalties associated with the dangerous practice.

See the videos at TPD Facebook page.

Electrical Work Underway at Columbus Boulevard and Dodge Boulevard

Underground electrical conduit work began today at the Columbus Boulevard and Pima Street intersection and at the Dodge Boulevard and Pima Street intersection. The work is scheduled to be finished by Friday, June 16.

Crews will be working weekdays from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. During that time, travel lane restrictions will be in place.

The crews, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Pima Street from Country Club Road to Columbus Boulevard. The reconstruction work is scheduled to begin in the middle of June.

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