City News

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.

Tucson Department of Transportation Initiates Operation Freeze

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division initiated Operation Freeze yesterday. The program makes sure bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to use.

During Operation Freeze, TDOT crews spray magnesium chloride on the bridge decks to lower the freezing temperature of water and prevent ice from bonding on a roadway. The treatment lasts for approximately 10 days.

Safety Tips for Home Heating

With overnight temperatures in the 30s in Tucson this week, the Tucson Fire Department is urging people to be careful when heating their homes. Capt. Barrett Baker says space heaters should be placed at least 3 feet from anything flammable and not be plugged into extension cords or left unattended.

If your furnace is up and running, Baker suggests you check and change the filter 3-4 times during the season and keep the area around the furnace clean and unobstructed. It's also a good idea to have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Donate Now Through Tucson Cares

The City of Tucson cares about the community, and now you have the opportunity to demonstrate your support to the City and the community we serve. All donations to the City are tax deductible and can be made quickly and easily through the Tucson Cares page on the City's website.

Donation amounts begin at $10, and donors can pledge their support to one of four categories, including animal care.

Neighborhood Meeting - former Reynolds Elementary School Property

TUSD will hold a neighborhood meeting at Santa Rita High School Auditorium located at 3951 S. Pantano Rd,
Tucson, AZ 85730 on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 6:00pm‐ 7:30pm for the purpose of providing
information regarding the proposed purchase by the TK Development, LLC of the former Reynolds
Elementary School Property. Information will be provided to update the public on the timeline and process

City Manager Selects Next Police Chief

After an extensive search, City Manager Michael Ortega has selected Richmond, California Police Chief Christopher Magnus as the Tucson Police Department’s new chief. The appointment will be made final if approved by the Mayor and City Council at tomorrow’s Regular Meeting.

Over the weekend, Dallas Deputy Chief Malik Aziz requested his name be withdrawn from consideration.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor is scheduled to retire in December, after 35 years with the Tucson Police Department.

TDOT Initiates Operation Freeze

Beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures tonight. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.

Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road Pre-Construction Public Open House

The public is invited to attend a public open house for Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road. This project is part of the $2.1 billion, 20-year Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan that was approved by voters in May 2006.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • No formal presentation is scheduled.
  • Morris K. Udall Regional Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the contractor, provide information and answer questions regarding the project’s construction.


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