City Transportation Department Launches Operation Splash

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) just kicked off Operation Splash 2019. The program is meant to keep the public safe while traveling on city roads during the upcoming summer thunderstorm season.

TDOT crews are delivering about 500 barricades to approximately 150 dip crossings throughout the city. For the fourth consecutive year, TDOT will assist residents concerned with flooding by distributing free sandbags beginning Wednesday, June 12. TDOT will offer sandbags in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave., every Wednesday, 4-8 p.m., until the program concludes in mid-September.

A self-serve sandbag site will open on Monday, June 10, in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way. This location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents should bring their own shovel. Sand and sandbags will be provided by TDOT. There is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.