NewsNet 04-02-15

SEE PHOTOS OF TODAY'S GRANT ROAD REPAVING - Repaving of Grant Road began early this morning, and you can see photos of the new method of work on the City of Tucson's Facebook page. The work is scheduled to be finished on April 23. Granite Construction is working under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) to repave Grant Road, from Santa Rita Avenue to Columbus Boulevard. Weekday eastbound work hours will be 6 a.m.-4 p.m. and westbound work hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Read the news release.

NATIONAL WATER CHALLENGE UNDERWAY - The Wyland Foundation and Toyota are major sponsors of the 4th annual National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition between cities and mayors. Pledges to save water can be made through April 30 . Participants in cities with the highest number of pledges in the five population categories are eligible for prizes donated by Wyland and several other organizations. The grand prize is a new Toyota Prius v. In addition, one winning city will be chosen at random to receive a pocket park landscape makeover, including state-of-the-art and water-efficient irrigation.

SPRING CYCLOVIA SET FOR THIS MONTH - Living Streets Alliance, The City of Tucson, and other partners are getting ready for the spring Cyclovia event on April 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The bike route will connect Downtown Tucson to South Tucson. Five miles of streets along the route will be closed to vehicular traffic so people can move about freely and feel safe. Cyclovia is not a race, parade, or competition. It's a chance for people to enjoy the outdoors from outside of a vehicle. Learn more about Cyclovia in this video from Tucson 12.

WATER LINE/SEWER LINE WARRANTIES AVAILABLE TO TUCSON RESIDENTS - Letters are being mailed to City of Tucson residents, reminding them that the City has authorized the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program, run by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA), to be made available to homeowners. The program provides a voluntary opportunity to obtain water service line and sewer line repair coverage, and more than 14,000 Tucsonans are enrolled in both programs. Homeowners are responsible for maintenance and repair of the lines that run from the public utility connection point to the home. For pricing and enrollment information, call (855) 326-4684 to speak with an SLWA agent Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., or visit this website.

DOWNLOAD APP TO REPORT GRAFFITI IN TUCSON - Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. You can also report graffiti by emailing graffiti@tucsonaz.gov, or calling (520)792-2489 and choosing option 1.
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Watch a University of Arizona Athletics PSA about the app