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Utility Adjustments - Alvernon Way and Ft. Lowell Road and Speedway Boulevard and Main Street

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.

Bids Sought for New Greyhound Terminal

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.

Tucson MVD Offices Open Earlier

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.

Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road Construction Update

This week, the point of access between Sabino Canyon Road and the frontage road leading to Calle Malaga has been temporarily shifted from its current location slightly south of Redbud Road to temporary paved access directly at Redbud Road. 
 
The change in access is anticipated to last four to six weeks before access is moved to the newly constructed frontage road access points. 
 
Access between the roads will be maintained at all times 24/7. 
 

Traffic Control Changes at Two Stone Avenue Intersections

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.

Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guide Available Now

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.

View Status of Road Bond Projects

The City of Tucson has an interactive map to track the progress of the Road Recovery bond project. The five-year plan voters approved in 2012 spends $100 million to improve roadways in our community.

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.

Mayor Highlights Tucson's Successes

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.

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