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:
Due to last night’s storms, Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), has updated the crack seal, fog seal and asphalt patching schedule.
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:
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.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse CEO Ed Mercurio-Sakwa are asking the community, particularly men, to support domestic abuse victims. The two held a news conference this morning to announce that tomorrow marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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.
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.
City of Tucson employees each year voluntarily support nearly 200 nonprofit organizations through the Employee Combined Appeal Program (ECAP), in partnership with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
In the video below, Tucson 12 takes a look at the program, the people behind it, and the agencies that benefit from the contributions.
Enjoy three hours of childless free time tomorrow, while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $1.50.
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.
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.