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After 29 years with the Tucson Fire Department (TFD), Chief Jim Critchley announced his retirement yesterday. Critchley, who has been chief for six years, sent a memo to his staff that said he loves his job, but he wants to retire to spend more time with his family and focus on his health.
Traffic on First Avenue, north of Grant Road will be shifted to allow work crews to install a new underground water line across First Avenue. The work will begin on Monday, December 11, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work will not take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 15 through December 17. During the work, northbound First Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane and southbound travel will continue to have two travel lanes.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning beginning at 10 o'clock tonight, Dec. 7, lasting until 9 a.m. tomorrow. That means it's time to wrap your pipes before wrapping your presents.
Tucson Water offers tips to help prevent pipes, plumbing, irrigation systems, and backflow prevention assemblies from freezing, as well as suggestions on what to do if something has frozen. The videos below can help you avoid burst water lines in your home or business.
Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division are initiating Operation Freeze today. The program makes sure bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to use.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council this week voted to accept proposals to revise, simplify, and modernize the City's sign code (Regular Agenda, Item 8). It's the first significant update to the code since 1985.
The changes were initiated by Mayor and Council and will bring Tucson in compliance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and respond to local concerns about the code being out of date and difficult to use.
The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair takes place tomorrow through Sunday, Dec. 8-10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free fair brings together 300,000 people, more than 400 arts and crafts booths, more than 35 food vendors, two stages, street musicians, jugglers, carnival food, an art area for kids, face painting, balloons, and more.
Jacome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, is now an outdoor office space for the public. Wi-Fi is available during business hours, and there are tables and chairs for work, studying, and games.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership revamped part of the plaza to open up the space for public use while also connecting the area’s homeless population with access to services. The space is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures tonight. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 8, 2017 and is open daily through Sunday December 10, 2017 from 10 a.m., until 5:30 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.
In an effort to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will discuss a project to revise and simplify the City's sign code.
Over the past year, the proposed revisions have been reviewed extensively by the Citizen Sign Code Committee, the Planning Commission, and stakeholders from the business community, sign code industry, and neighborhoods. The public hearing takes place during the 5:30 p.m. meeting at 255 W. Alameda St.
Tucson Fire Department (TFD) training is underway for new Zoll Cardiac Monitors purchased with money from the voter-approved half-cent City sales tax, now known as Tucson Delivers. In an Arizona Daily Star newspaper article, TFD says it hopes to have the monitors deployed by Dec. 20 on all vehicles that respond to patients in emergencies.