NewsNet 06-9-15

MAYOR AND COUNCIL SCHEDULED TO VOTE ON BROADWAY ALIGNMENT - The Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will vote on a recommended alignment and technical design parameters for the Broadway: Euclid to Country Club Roadway Improvement Project. The presented alignment reflects the Broadway Citizens Task Force recommendations and includes a six-lane arterial with bike lanes, sidewalks, and landscaping. City staff believes the technical design parameters being presented provide the flexibility to design a safe, attractive, and economically-viable corridor that also meets the parameters in the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Plan. Prior to tonight's vote, a public hearing will be held to allow stakeholders to address the City Council. Read more from Arizona Public Media, and watch the meeting live on Tucson 12.
Agenda Materials

VOTER-APPROVED ROAD WORK RESCHEDULED FOR PORTION OF SPEEDWAY - Work to resurface Speedway Boulevard from Pantano Road to Camino Seco originally was scheduled to start yesterday, but it will now begin next Monday. Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will mill (remove asphalt) and repave that section of Speedway. Work hours will be 6 a.m.-3 p.m. for eastbound travel, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. for westbound travel. The paving is scheduled to be finished by Friday, June 19. The project is part of the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program. Read the news release.
Tucson 12 video on Road Recovery
Bond Oversight Commission Annual Report

FORMER PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE LILLIAN FISHER DIES AT 93 - Retired Judge Lillian Fisher suffered a heart attack a week ago and died in her sleep Sunday, according to her daughter. Fisher, born to immigrant parents who came through Ellis Island, was raised in Brooklyn, New York and eventually became one of the first female judges in Pima County. She ran, and was elected, in 1974 as a Democrat for Pima County Superior Court judge, hearing domestic relations and murder cases. In 1979, she became the Juvenile Court judge. At the end of 1981, she returned to Superior Court cases and retired in 1991 at age 70. In addition to her three children, Fisher is survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 3015 N. Oracle Road. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.

NEW PASS OFFERS TEENS DISCOUNTS FOR TRANSIT AND CITY POOLS - Tucson's new SummerGo Youth Pass is available now for $45. The pass gives high school students unlimited rides on public transit, free entrance to 18 City pools, and discounts at various attractions. SummerGO can be purchased at several recreation centers and City pools, but only through the end of June. The pass is valid now through Aug. 5. A student ID is required for purchase. So far, approximately 1,500 passes have been sold.

HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS - Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov.