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Speedway Boulevard/Stone Avenue Intersection Travel Lane Restrictions

On Monday, October 3, 2016, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new traffic signal poles at the Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection, and raise water valves in the intersection. This work is associated with the Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project. The work at the intersection will bring the following travel lane restrictions:

Silverbell Road Traffic Shift

On Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 a.m., crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift traffic along Silverbell Road to accommodate construction activities. Residents and the traveling public should expect the following:

Plans Change for Tucson's Tallest Tower Complement

An earlier plan for developers to build a twin tower next to One South Church has been changed. Instead of a matching tower, plans now call for a six-story retail and residential complex near the 23-story building that was built in 1986.

Developers say the new structure, to be called RendezVous Urban Flats, will have 100 units with one and two bedrooms. The units will range in size from 660 square feet to 1,100 square feet. Rents are expected to start at about $1,300 a month. The ground-level plaza will have public and private areas and at least two dining options.

Pride Festival This Weekend

Tucson's 39th annual Pride Festival begins tonight with Pride on Parade, 7-8 o'clock, at 4th Avenue and 2nd Street.

Tomorrow from noon to sunset at Reid Park, enjoy Pride in the Park (admission fee applies). Hosted by Lucinda Holliday and Tempest DuJour, Tucson Pride's main stage will feature talent from Tucson and across the nation. There also will be eight food trucks, beer, wine, cocktails, and a variety of other refreshments.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection This Weekend

Do you have unused chemicals, oils, or pesticides sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.

Drop off at HHW is free for City of Tucson residents. There is a fee of $10 for each television and $2 for each monitor brought in without a computer.

Download the 'My-Waste'™ app.

Tucson 12 Wins National Awards (Video)

Tucson 12 won three awards last week, as the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) honored the winners of the 31st Annual Government Programming Awards in Austin, Texas. The City's television station won a Second Place award for "Zoo News – Underdogs" and Third Place award for "Video Journalism – Lety Bazurto-Mathews." Tucson 12 also garnered an Honorable Mention for “The Evolution of the Sun Link Streetcar." You can watch the winning videos below.     

Celebrate Modernism Week

Several events are scheduled over the next week or so to recognize Modernism Week in Tucson. The event, which actually spans nine days, includes home tours, art galleries, lectures, a mid-century marketplace, vintage trailers, Eckbo landscape tours, a bus tour of mid-century architecture in Nogales, and more.

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