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Old Vail Road Closure East of Houghton Road


Beginning Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Pulice Construction Inc., under contract with the Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), is scheduled to close Old Vail Road on the East side of Houghton Road to allow crews to conduct work in the area. Crews will return Wednesday, August 11, and Thursday, August 12, to complete the work. Work will take place from about 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. Old Vail Road will reopen each morning at approximately 6 a.m.

Park Tucson Resumes Vehicle Immobilization Program

Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, Park Tucson will resume a vehicle immobilization, or “booting”, program for “scofflaws” (owners of vehicles with three or more unpaid parking citations). Park Tucson and Tucson City Court encourage vehicle owners to resolve any outstanding parking fines before an immobilization device is placed on their vehicle.

Attend a session on accessing census data for Neighborhood Associations - August 11

The U.S. Census Bureau - Denver Region and the City of Tucson Department of Planning and Development Services invite you to attend 

Accessing Census Data for Neighborhood Associations 

Wednesday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m.
presented by 
Partnership Specialist Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas
U.S. Census Bureau - Denver Region 

Paul's Note - July 30, 2021

On August 9th, you’ll see something new on the streets of Tucson: cars with the “Barnacle.” 

The Barnacle will replace the old boots that the police and parking enforcement would put on impounded vehicles. An officer or parking agent will put a sticker on the window with a hearing date and the device, a large yellow cover that prevents vision out of the driver’s side window, will be placed on the car. 

Downtown Links - Fifth Street Closure

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility are working on the Downtown Links project, which began in August 2020.

Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should anticipate intermittent lane restrictions throughout the limits of the project in addition to the following upcoming work:

Median Island Palm Tree Trimming


BrightView Landscaping, under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division, will be trimming palm trees for the next four weeks on City median islands. There will be intermittent, median island travel lane closures as the contractor moves through the project areas. Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Work dates and trimming locations for the rest of this week are:

Campbell Avenue Closure Postponed


Due to recent storm activity, the removal of existing asphalt, subgrade preparation and base paving work scheduled at the Broadway and Campbell Avenue intersection from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, until about 5 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, has been postponed. The work is scheduled to take place in mid-August. Additional information will be released at a later date.

Electronic message boards are in place to advise the traveling public of postponement.

Paul's Note - July 23rd, 2021

Monday night, Jesse Owens Park hosted the West Coast Ballislife Crew. Ballislife barnstorms the country challenging local players to play basketball at local courts. 1500 people showed up to the event. 

Among the players were nationally known figures on the “streetball” circuit such as international slam dunk champion Kenny Dobbs and former Harlem Globetrotter Tor’i “Bionic” Brooks. 


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