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Register Now for Next Week's El Tour de Tucson

El Tour de Tucson, the city’s premier cycling event, is Saturday, Nov. 17, and there still is time to register for rides of 100, 75, 50, or 25 miles. In addition, there are fun rides of 10 miles, 4 miles, or 1 mile. There also will be plenty of other activities for families and children.

There are also opportunities for volunteers, either at Saturday’s race or at the two-day Bicycle, Health, & Fitness Expo at the Tucson Convention Center on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16.

Traffic Alert Downtown Road Closures Dusk Festival, November 8 – November 11, 2018

To accommodate the increase in pedestrian activity and for the safety of the traveling public downtown for the Dusk Music festival Thursday through Sunday, the following road closures and restrictions will be in place: 
On Thursday, November 8 and Friday November 9, 5th Avenue, 6th Avenue and Scott Avenue will be closed between 12th Street and 13th Street.
On Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 5th Avenue, 6th Avenue and Scott Avenue will be closed between 12th Street and 13th Street.


Tucson Roadrunners at Home Friday and Saturday

The Tucson Roadrunners return to the ice tomorrow and Saturday to square off against the San Jose Barracuda. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for both hockey games.

Tomorrow, Nov. 9, will be Cancer Awareness Night, presented by ASHLine. Saturday's game will be Salute Our Military Night, presented by T-Mobile. For a complete schedule and list of promotions, visit the team's website.

Remote Video Inspections Available

The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) now offers inspection services via Skype or FaceTime. PDSD can perform many inspections remotely. Save time by scheduling an inspection through your smartphone.

This service can save you time on most activities or if your regular inspection did not pass and there are simple corrections needed. Speak with your inspector for details about how to get a second inspection after corrections have been made.

Make Holiday Poinsettia Ornaments with Clay

Tucson Parks and Recreation is offering a one day workshop called Poinsettia Ornament made with Polymer Clay, on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to make poinsettia cane (leaves and petals), then learn to manipulate and form poinsettia decorations for a glass ornament.

Follow the registration link to learn about supplies you'll need to bring. The class is $35 for city residents and $45 for non-city residents. Sign up online before spots fill up.

Volunteer on a City Board, Committee, or Commission

If you have knowledge or expertise in an area that could be an asset to local government, consider serving on a City board, committee, or commission (BCC) created by the Mayor and Tucson City Council to help the body with decision making.

Appointments are available on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, Commission on Public Service and Compensation, Commission on Disability, Transportation Advisory Committee, Women’s Commission, Water Advisory Committee, and others.

Grant Road Phases 3 And 4 Grant Road Paving – Sparkman Boulevard To Venice Avenue

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 and Friday, November 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, work crews will repave sections of Grant Road and side streets from Sparkman Boulevard to Venice Avenue, roughly Country Club Road to Columbus Boulevard, where previous underground utility work took place for the design of Grant Road Phases 3 and 4.

Traffic Alert Broadway – Camino Seco To Houghton Road Project - Traffic Shift From Camino Seco To Harrison

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will install temporary asphalt on the north side Broadway from Camino Seco to Harrison Road in preparation of an upcoming traffic shift. Paving operations will take place from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. 


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