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Landscape Work - 12th Avenue - Bilby Road to Santa Paula Street

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be landscaping and trimming bushes on 12th Avenue between Bilby Road and Santa Paula Street. The work will take place in the median islands, sidewalk areas and shoulders of the roadway. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  One travel lane in each direction will be closed during the work. The work is scheduled to be complete by Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Electronic message boards will be in place to alert motorists of this work.

Gourmet Mexican Bakery to Locate in Tucson

A popular Mexican bakery chain plans to open its first gourmet cake and pie shop in Tucson. Suspiros Pastelerías, based in Hermosillo, Sonora, has 263 shops in 22 states throughout Mexico, and Tucson would be its first market in the United States. By early next year, the company will open two shops in Tucson and one in Nogales, Arizona (5327/5329 S. 12th Ave. and Ajo Way and 12th Avenue). The U.S. stores will be known as Suspiros Cakes.

More Development Coming to Tucson

Business development continues across parts of Tucson. The latest projects on the horizon include a hotel on Tucson's southeast side and another restaurant on the south side.

A 73-unit hotel will be built at 9095 S. Rita Road, in the Interstate Commerce Park, just north of Interstate 10. Seaver Franks Architects Inc. is the contractor for the $4.1 million project. Other details of the hotel have not been released.

Walk-in Permit Counter Hours

Starting on January 9th, 2017 Planning & Development Services will have new service hours for the Permit Counter. Walk through services at the Permit Counter will end at 2 p.m. daily. However, there will be a limited number of appointments available after this time. An online service will soon be available to schedule these appointments.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Service Changes

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and all offices in the City of Tucson will be closed, except for emergency services. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected, and the Los Reales Landfill will be closed. Customers with regular Thursday or Friday collections will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. City business will resume on Friday.

Ride Sun Link on Shop Local Saturday

As part of the official opening weekend of holiday shopping, Tucson businesses along the streetcar route are encouraging you to take Sun Link as part of Shop Local Saturday to support local businesses.

The Sun Link streetcar connects riders to the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown, and Mercado San Agustin. Convenient stops allow riders to visit more than 150 shops, 100 eateries, more than 30 bars and clubs, and more than 30 museums and galleries along the 3.9-mile route.

Black Friday Weekend Specials at Pima Animal Care Center

Retail stores aren’t the only ones having sales this weekend. Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is offering free adoptions this Friday through Monday at the PACC shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, and five local PetSmart locations. The waived adoption fees for this weekend’s sale were made possible by Best Friends Animal Society and

Go Behind the Badge with TPD Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers (CSO) with the Tucson Police Department (TPD) are there to help the public in times of need, often being the first to respond to a call. The CSO program allows civilians a chance to see firsthand what it's like to work a crime scene. The CSOs go through an academy, get hands-on training, and respond to distress calls. They don't carry guns and cannot make arrests, but they help free up TPD officers by responding to lower-level calls that still require officer assistance. In the video linked below,

Traffic Alert - Grant Road and I-10

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at approximately 4 a.m., crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division, will close the median island lane on westbound Grant Road just east of I-10 to weld a storm drain steel grate that has shifted. The lane is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m.

The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

Kolb Road: Sabino Canyon Road Connection Project - Sabino Canyon Road Paving

Final paving work on Sabino Canyon Road south of Tanque Verde Road is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Paving operations will take place just south of the bus pullout adjacent to Udall Park to the west entrance of Udall Park. The work will take place tomorrow from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sales Tax Increase Question to Send to Voters

Following three town halls to disseminate information and gather input, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will hold a public hearing on a proposal to send a half-cent sales tax question to voters next May. The additional revenue would pay for equipment and facilities for the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire departments and continue the Tucson Department of Transportation’s Road Recovery program to repair streets.


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