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Go Behind the Barricades to Learn About Lane Closures (Video)

Do you ever drive and wonder why you see barricades and it seems nothing is being done? While it might not be apparent that work is in progress, something may be happening that you can't see.

Engineering Manager Sam Credio with the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) goes "Behind the Barricades" to show what’s going on when lanes are closed.

City of Tucson Holds Workshops on License and Sales Tax Reporting

Learn your rights and responsibilities for the Transaction Privilege (sales) Tax by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil.

View the 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.

84-Inch Water Main Problems Detected by Monitoring System

Fiber optic monitoring systems inside large diameter pipelines designed to notify Tucson Water of conditions that could lead to failure served their purpose once again. Monitors recently detected a series of events on a segment of 84-inch diameter pipe that indicate a potential weakening of the pipe structure along a transmission main that moves water from a reservoir near Starr Pass into eastern parts of the city.

Naming Rights Offered for Tucson's Tallest Building

The owners of the building at One South Church Ave. are trying to sell naming rights for Tucson's tallest building. They would like to get a tenant into at least 25,000 square feet of space with the right to place their name on the tower in lights, said Zachary Fenton, one of the local owners who bought the tower last year for $32 million.

Built in 1986, the 23-story building previously was known as the United Bank Tower, Citibank Tower, Norwest Tower, UniSource Energy Tower, and currently is referred to by its address.

Enjoy Tucson Splash Pads to Conquer the Heat

With high temperatures expected to top 90 degrees over the next couple of days, it's a good time to take advantage of splash pads at two locations in the city.

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invites you to cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad at 900 N. Fourth Ave. or the Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Both splash pads have manual activation systems to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and they also have playgrounds.

Jazz Concert Tonight at Main Gate Square

Friday Night Live! continues tonight with its 7 o'clock Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring music from The LoBros. The two brothers who play trombones are Arizona natives and graduates of the University of Arizona. They perform original pieces that combine a variety of musical styles and genres including classical, Latin, jazz, blues, funk and music traditions from around the world.

Party for the Planet Tomorrow at the Zoo

Earth Day is today, but the day will be celebrated tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo. Ride your bike to the Zoo's Party for the Planet and get one free admission when you show your bike or helmet at the front gate.

Activities run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and include Earth Day crafts, animal presentations, Nature Play, and a chance to win one of the trees or plants donated by Nighthawk Natives Nursery.

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