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Broadway Widening - Camino Seco to Houghton Public Open House

The final design plans for the Broadway Widening Project from Camino Seco to Houghton Road is approximately 60 percent complete. The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend an open house to view and comment on the design plans for the voter-approved Broadway Widening Project.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Gridley Middle School

350 S. Harrison Road

Tomorrow is Election Day in Arizona

Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow as Arizonans cast ballots for a number of races in the primary election.

Independents can vote in the election by requesting a ballot from one of the other registered parties.

If you have an early ballot you didn't return, you can drop it off tomorrow at any polling place. It's too late to mail it in enough time to be counted.

Pima County Recorder's Office

Visit Tucson to Promote Direct Flights Between Tucson and New York City

Visit Tucson ambassadors will be stationed at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City this week to let travelers know about the new nonstop flights between Tucson and New York.

They will be offering yoga classes, chair massages, and indoor cycling classes in the American Airlines terminal to let travelers know what Tucson has to offer. Visit Tucson also is running ads to drum up interest in the flights that begin Oct. 7. Passengers will have to watch the ads before connecting to free Wi-Fi.

New Tucson Police Unit to Hit the Streets This Weekend

The Tucson Police Department's (TPD) new Red Tag Unit, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD), will begin its enforcement of unruly gatherings this weekend. The pilot program will increase police presence at certain neighborhoods near campus that tend to see loud parties and other problems during the start of the school year.

The Red Tag Unit will be out every Saturday in September during peak party hours, usually from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. TPD last year responded to more than 2,000 calls for unruly gatherings.

Arizona Offers Tax Amnesty Program

The State of Arizona is offering a penalty-free plan to people who haven't paid sales or income taxes due before 2014, if they come forward and promise to pay. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed the Arizona Tax Recovery Program (amnesty) law, but it's only retroactive to that period, and future amnesty programs are not guaranteed.

Church Avenue Closure at Sixth Street

Underground utility relocations, upgrades and removals are continuing for the upcoming start of the Downtown Links Phase III project linking Barraza-Aviation Parkway and Interstate 10, with downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

On Monday, August 29, 2016, Tucson Electric Power Co. and its contractors will begin removing underground conduit and pull boxes on Church Avenue, just south of Sixth Street.

To accommodate this work, southbound Church Avenue will be closed to travel through late September 2016. Please see the map below for more information.

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