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Old Spanish Trail Pavement Improvements West of 22nd Street - Alert

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Old Spanish Trail will be closed to travel from 22nd Street west approximately 450 feet to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open. Business access will be maintained for motorists via Harrison Road. The closure will be in place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue

Crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers in the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2016 in preparation of an upcoming intersection improvement project. Crews will work 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Old SpanishTrail-22nd Street West to Harrison Road

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Old Spanish Trail will be closed to travel from 22nd Street west approximately 450 feet to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open. Business access will be maintained for motorists via Harrison Road. The closure will be in place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. This work is part of the reconstruction of Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street.

Water Line Repairs Restrict Travel on Portion of Pima Street

Tucson Water and its contractor, Tricon, are repairing two service lines on Pima Street between Rosemont Boulevard and Santa Rosa Avenue. Lane restrictions in the eastbound and westbound travel lanes will reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction on Pima during the repair process.

Water service to area customers will not be affected. The work is expected to be completed by July 8. Motorists in the area are asked to exercise additional caution and be prepared for traffic delays.

Sidewalk Improvements Coming to South Kolb Road

Sidewalk improvements will begin tomorrow on Kolb Road between Broadway Boulevard and Golf Links Road. Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation will work weekdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The work is scheduled to be completed by late August.

Crews are improving curb access ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. During the work, there will be curb lane travel restrictions in place. Residential and business access will be maintained at all times during the work.

Summer Safari Nights Program Continues Tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo

Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events take place every Friday, 6-8 p.m., through July 8.

Tomorrow's theme is Go Grey: Elephant and Rhino Night..

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

Mayor and Council Approve New Environmental Service Fees

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a new fee to help fund recycling within the Environmental Services (ES) department. ES says sales of recyclable materials have declined, estimating it will receive no revenue from sales during the next fiscal year. In addition, ES will pay more than $200,000 for processing recyclables. The residential recycling surcharge initially will be set at 45 cents per month, which would yield an estimated $767,100 per year.

Learn About Operation Splash on 'Behind the Barricades'

Why did the City of Tucson place 500 barricades at 140 locations this month? In a new segment on Tucson 12, Tucson Department of Transportation Engineering Manager Sam Credio and Tucson Fire Captain Barrett Baker go "Behind the Barricades " on Operation Splash to remind drivers that just 8-12 inches of moving water can wash away a vehicle during monsoon rains.

Summer Movies at Old County Courthouse

Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 from May through August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn). This week's movie is “Roman Holiday” (1953), starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert. Now in its 17th year, Cinema La Placita has moved to a new home at the historic Pima County Courthouse, 115 N. Church Ave.

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