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First Responders Recognition and Response to Autism Training

On a daily basis, police officers, fire fighters and other first responders encounter a multitude of individuals in emergency situations. Just as each emergency differs from the next, so does the individual involved, especially in regards to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In response to community concerns, the Tucson Alliance for Autism is offering training for both First Responders and Teens/Young Adults with ASD.

Tucson Police to share more of their "typically unseen" work

The Tucson Police Department is using its Facebook and Twitter pages to highlight some of the work it does that often goes unnoticed by the public. In a posting on Facebook, TPD says it "will be highlighting Department related events, activities, and providing more crime prevention information; but most notably will be our effort to highlight the work typically unseen by the public.

Downtown Links: St. Mary's Road Travel Lane Restrictions

On Monday, March 10, 2014, St. Mary’s Road will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction from the westbound I-10 frontage road to Church Avenue.  This restriction will be in place while the contractor completes street lighting and landscape installation. This work is scheduled to be complete at the end of this month.

Left turn movements at the intersection of Granada Avenue and St. Mary’s Road will be maintained. Access to Davis Elementary Road will be maintained, as well as all side street access.

Old Pueblo Gran Prix - Travel Information

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Downtown Tucson will host the Fourth Annual Old Pueblo Grand Prix. The first of four races begins at 3:15 p.m. and utilizes Church Avenue, Pennington Street, Stone Avenue, Council Street, Meyer Avenue, and Washington Street. There will be a “Fan Fair” located at Jacome Plaza in front of the Main Library. More information on the Old Pueblo Grand Prix may be found at   www.oldpueblograndprix.com/ Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4 - 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Wilmot Road - Broadway to Park Place Drive

89th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade - Travel Information

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, Tucson will host the 89th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.  The Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Ajo Way and Park Avenue, travels south on Park Avenue to Irvington Road, then turns west on Irvington Road and ends at Sixth Avenue. More information on the Rodeo Parade may be found at http://www.tucsonrodeoparade.org .  Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

BROADWAY WORK MOVES TO NIGHTTIME

To lessen the congestion on the traveling public and to stay on schedule, Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will move the crack seal work taking place on Broadway to night hours.  Crack sealing work will take place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

The work on Broadway, from Country Club Road to Wilmot Road is still scheduled to be complete by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, March 3 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Broadway - Country Club Road to Wilmot Road

Houghton Road: Irvington Road to Valencia Road

VALENCIA ROAD PAVING

On Monday, February 17, 2014, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Hunter Contracting will be paving Valencia Road at Houghton Road.

Valencia Road will be closed to travel from Houghton Road west to Frost Drive. The paving work is scheduled to be complete in one day. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northbound and southbound travel on Houghton Road at this location will not be restricted. Motorists needing access to Valencia Road west of Frost Drive are asked to use Rita Road to Nexus Road.

'Light The Night' Bicycle Campaign

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again partnering with the Living Streets Alliance and the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to sponsor a “Light the Night” bicycle light distribution campaign. 

Bicycle lights will be installed on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. until supplies last, at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Dakota Street, just west of Apollo Middle School, 265 West Nebraska St. 

Emergency Water Line Work

Tucson Water crews will be performing emergency water line work which may cause lower-than-normal water pressure for some customers in parts of east Tucson. This water line needs to be replaced as a result of nearby construction activity.

Work is to begin immediately. It is not known how long repairs will take.

The area affected is Tanque Verde / Wrightstown Roads on the north; Sarnoff Road on the east; Pima Street on the south; and Camino Pio Decimo on the west. Customers in this area may notice reduced pressure, but continue to have water service.

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