On Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 2016, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin raising manhole covers and water valve covers in the intersections of Alvernon Way and Ft. Lowell Road and Speedway Boulevard and Main Street. Crews will work 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Barricades will remain in place with travel lane restrictions at both intersections until approximately 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 to allow the concrete to cure.
The Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District is asking for bids to build a new Greyhound terminal near Broadway and Euclid. The bids will be opened at the end of July, with the contract being awarded soon after, Rio Nuevo officials said. Once the terminal is built, it will be leased to Greyhound Corp.
Earlier this year, Rio Nuevo bought more than 46,000 square feet of vacant land at 801 E. 12th St. from Broadway Euclid LLC for $575,000.
The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department has several locations with amenities that will help you meet your exercise goals.
In the latest edition of Sierra Says on Tucson 12, Community Promotions and Marketing Manager Sierra Davenport shows you the exercise equipment and facilities available for little or no cost.
With the National Weather Service predicting high temperatures around 106 degrees for the next few days, it's a good time to get a refresher on heat safety, especially staying hydrated when outdoors.
In the Tucson 12 video below, the Tucson Fire Department offers other tips on staying safe in the heat.
Arizona's Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is in the midst of a pilot program to test whether opening offices earlier will cut down on wait times. The three MVD offices in Tucson are now open at 7:30 a.m., a half-hour earlier than normal. MVD will be monitoring the effectiveness of the experiment for the rest of the summer, but it says wait times have declined at the center at South Broadmont Drive.
If you travel Stone Avenue near downtown, be prepared for changes. Tomorrow and Wednesday, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will remove the traffic signals at Stone Avenue/Drachman Street and Stone Avenue/Speedway Boulevard and replace them with temporary signals.
Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for fall 2016 is available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including administration offices, recreation centers, pools, and many local libraries.
The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, summer KIDCO, aquatics, sports programs, registration, and the Discount Program.
Registration will open July 16 for city residents and July 19 for non-city residents.
Downtown Tucson is now a public art gallery; new programs are available to help with mortgage down payments; and learn what the Tucson Department of Transportation is doing to help keep motorists safe during monsoon thunderstorms. Those stories are featured in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.
You can click an area of the city on the map and find out which projects are completed, planned, and active. Information also includes the number of miles in each project, and the ability to turn map layers on and off to narrow your search.
In his first meeting with the local media earlier this week, Tucson Roadrunners Coach Mark Lamb said it will take a lot of hard work getting the new American Hockey League (AHL) team up and running, but he's ready for the challenge.
In a guest opinion today in the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild discusses the city's recent accomplishments and economic activities. He cites the renovated Tucson Convention Center arena, the new Tucson Roadrunners hockey team, and the use of business incentives that helped bring thousands of jobs and major employers to Tucson, including HomeGoods, Comcast, and Caterpillar.
Reid Park Zoo this weekend will recognize the vaquita, a critically endangered porpoise species that lives in the Sea of Cortez, about 400 miles from Tucson. The latest scientific research estimates the population to have fewer than 60 individuals, which means the vaquita is in severe risk of becoming extinct.