NewsNet 02-24-15

VOTER-APPROVED ROAD WORK ACCELERATING - Crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are working to improve the pavement conditions on Stone Avenue, from Fort Lowell Road to Grant Road. The milling (removing asphalt) and paving work is scheduled to be finished by Thursday. Crews will return for the final touches during the week of March 2. Beginning tomorrow, Sunland crews also will start pavement improvement work on Ironwood Hill Drive, from Shannon Road to Silverbell Road. Crews will begin the project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following day, crews will begin milling and repaving Ironwood Hill Drive. That work is scheduled be completed by March 4. Also on Thursday, crews will start lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Greasewood Road, from Ironwood Hill Drive to Speedway Boulevard. On March 2, crews will begin milling and repaving Greasewood. That project is due to be finished by March 6. All of the work is part of the voter-approved $100 million, five-year Road Recovery bond program.
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LEARN HOW TO USE NEW SMART METERS - Motorists parking in Downtown Tucson and districts along the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar route now can pay for metered parking via the new GoTucson smartphone app from Park Tucson. Payment also can be made via a mobile website or local phone number. In a video from Tucson 12, learn the different ways you can use the new smart meters.

TUCSON RANKS HIGH IN SURVEY OF FIT CITIES - Tucson ranks 21st in the top 85 fittest cities, according to a new survey from the website BetterDoctor. Arizona's cities were among some of the fittest studied, with five cities ranking in the top half of the list. Scottsdale finished the highest in Arizona, ranking 11th overall. The survey weighed a number of factors, including the percentage of residents who said they exercised in the past 30 days, percentage of residents at a healthy weight, parks per 1,000 residents, and park expenditures per resident. The City of Tucson has more than 100 parks for residents to enjoy. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Each year, the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (T-PCHC) recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest or contribution to the preservation, conservation or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County. Nominations must be received by noon on March 13.

TUCSON CITY GOLF IS HIRING - Tucson City Golf currently is hiring for jobs in course maintenance at Randolph Golf Complex. Employees at Tucson City Golf work for OB Sports, which manages the courses under contract to the City of Tucson. You can download an application and mail it to: Tucson City Golf, 600 S. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711.