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Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Water Line Installation / Traffic Signal Work

Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 through Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Markham Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new water lines across Fourth Avenue at Grant Road. Work hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

During this work, Fourth Avenue will be temporarily closed just south of Grant Road. Residential access will be maintained from Sixth Avenue and Third Avenue. Eastbound Grant Road will be temporarily reduced to one through lane at Fourth Avenue.

Summer Reading Program Begins Tomorrow at Library

Grab a book, attend free events, and visit your local library starting tomorrow, through July 15. The theme of the annual Summer Reading Program from the Pima County Public Library is Build a Better World.

The program encourages children to read 20 minutes every day and use a reading tracker. Once certain milestones are met, the kids can collect stickers and stamps to mark their progress. They'll even receive a coupon for free admission to Reid Park Zoo.

Signalized Crossing Brochure Available

With funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program recently created a new brochure that explains in detail how to use signalized crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists. Tips are geared toward those on foot, on a bike, or in a car.

You can download the brochure, or request a printed copy by emailing

Golf Links Road / Swan Road Intersection Traffic Signal and Travel Lane Configuration Changes

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., Pace Electric, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will change the traffic signal head on eastbound Golf Links Road at Swan Road. The new traffic signal head for eastbound left turns will include a flashing yellow arrow during the permissive left turn. New signage will indicate “Left turn yield on flashing yellow arrow” to accompany the left turn change.

City to Relocate Some Neighborhood Recycling Centers

Beginning in late June, the City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department will begin relocation and closure of several Neighborhood Recycling Centers located throughout the city.

The decision to close the centers is the result of an evaluation process concluded in April. Increased illegal dumping has caused blight conditions at the sites, and a reduced amount of recyclable materials at some of the sites is outweighing the intended benefits of the recycling program.

Summer Safari Nights Program Begins at Reid Park Zoo

Tomorrow is the start of Summer Safari Nights 2017 at Reid Park Zoo. The program will run 6-8 p.m. every Friday until Aug. 4. Visit the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures, and enjoy the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and gift shop discounts.

Each night will feature face painting, glitter tattoos, enrichment stations, artifact stations, the carousel, camel rides, and animal encounters.

Free Car Seat Giveway at Safety Class Next Week

Two car seat safety classes are scheduled for Tucson parents on the proper installation and fit of the seats, and free car seats will be handed out at the completion of classes. GEICO is partnering with Safe Kids Pima County and the Tucson Police Department to host monthly classes, which are free and open to the public.

The next class will be held Monday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at 930 N. Finance Center Drive. Another is scheduled for June 26 at the same time and location. Space is limited to 35 attendees per session. You can reserve a space by calling (520) 546-7340.

Summer Movie Series Continues Tonight

The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30, May through August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Tonight's movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katherine Ross.

Job Opportunity: Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department's Fleet Services Division is seeking skilled mechanics to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul work on heavy-duty vehicles and construction equipment with diesel, gasoline, and natural gas engines. Shift schedules may include weekends and holidays, and on-call work is required.

The deadline to apply is May 23.  

Read the job description.

SunGO Annual Pass Available Now

If you ride public transit in Tucson frequently, you can buy a SunGO annual pass and save money. You also don't need to worry about reloading your card throughout the year.

The annual pass offers unlimited rides on Sun Tran buses, the Sun Link streetcar, and Sun Shuttle. The $450 pass is available online, from ticket vending machines at transit centers, and at all SunGO sales outlets.

If you have any questions, please call (520) 792-9222.


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