NewsNet 06-03-15

VOTER-APPROVED ROADWORK BEGINS THIS WEEK ON SPEEDWAY - Work begins tomorrow to improve the pavement conditions on Speedway Boulevard from Second Avenue to Campbell Avenue. Crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin the project with the lowering of manhole and water valve covers. That work is scheduled to be finished by Friday. Work will take place from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Starting next Tuesday, crews will begin milling (removing asphalt) and repaving Speedway Boulevard. The paving work is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, June 11. To lessen the impact on motorists, the work will take place from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. each night. The project is part of the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program. Read the news release, and watch Tucson 12 video on Road Recovery.
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AMAZON LISTS TUCSON AMONG WELL-READ CITIES - Tucson is ranked No. 4 in Amazon's fifth annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America. The ranking is determined by compiling data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in print and Kindle format from April 2014 to April 2015. The survey rankings were compiled on a per-capita basis in cities with more than 500,000 residents. The Pima County Public Library reports 399,000 people have its library cards, and 41 percent of those who borrow electronic books actually purchase them later.

SUMMER MOVIES CONTINUE AT LA PLACITA VILLAGE DOWNTOWN - Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn). Tomorrow's movie is Private Benjamin (1980, rated R), starring Goldie Hawn and Armand Assante. La Placita Village is located at 110 S. Church Avenue, on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church in Downtown Tucson.

FEED GIRAFFES AT REID PARK ZOO - The Giraffe Encounter at Reid Park Zoo takes place every day from 9:30-10:15 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is an additional feeding opportunity at 1:30 p.m. The $2 per person charge benefits Zoo conservation efforts and staff professional development.

PRELOAD YOUR PARKING APP AND SAVE MONEY - When you pay for metered parking with the convenient, free, GoTucson app, you can set up your own Park Tucson Prepaid Wallet. Each time you park, you can pay by drawing down your account balance rather than charging your credit or debit card. Using the Prepaid Wallet also qualifies you for Park Tucson parking discounts made available only to customers who have funded their Prepaid Wallet. Just click "Park Tucson Prepaid Wallet" to manage your account. Tucson 12 shows you different ways you can use the new smart meters.