Roadway work as part of the voter-approved Tucson Delivers: Better Streets Program is set to begin following the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase next month. To celebrate the start of the Better Streets Program, the City of Tucson will host a kickoff event tomorrow, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m.
The event at the south side of Starr Pass Boulevard, west of La Cholla Boulevard, will give those in attendance an opportunity to see the first areas of roadways to be improved as part of the program. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Council Member Regina Romero and others will speak at the event and highlight the upcoming work, the progress of Tucson Delivers, and future projects.
In May 2017, Tucson voters approved Proposition 101 (Tucson Delivers), a five-year, half-cent transaction privilege sales tax to fund street improvements (Better Streets) and public safety investments (Safer City), with 60 percent of the tax revenues apportioned to public safety and 40 percent to streets.