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Portion of Toole Avenue Restricted for the Next Couple of Weeks

Starting tonight, Toole Avenue from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Thursday nights. On Friday and Saturday nights, two-way travel will be allowed on that section of Toole.

Crews from Day's Excavating, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install underground electrical conduit and landscape sleeving in the area.

City Council to Hold Public Hearing Tonight on Southeast Side Grocery Store

The public will get a chance to weigh-in tonight on the proposed development of a 124,000-square-foot Fry’s Marketplace grocery store on a 16-acre site at the northeast corner of South Houghton Road and East 22nd Street. The development also would have a 9,300-square-foot, nine-pump gas station and two separate retail or restaurant buildings of 12,900 and 4,500 square feet.

The Houghton East Neighborhood Plan says buildings at the site can't be taller than 20 feet, but Brentwood Development is asking for the rules to be changed to allow for 26 feet.

City of Tucson Could Continue to Provide Trash and Recycling Services to South Tucson

About 1,300 residents of the 1.2-square-mile City of South Tucson would get their trash and recycling collected by the City of Tucson's Environmental Services department under an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) up for adoption tonight by the Mayor and Tucson City Council. Tucson has been providing service on an emergency basis after Waste Management stopped service last fall following a dispute over unpaid bills to the private company, but Tucson would become the official service provider as of April 1.

Tucson Fire Department Stresses ABCs of Drowning Prevention

After two near drownings and one drowning in city limits in 11 days, the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) is again stressing its safety message of the ABCs of drowning prevention. "A" is for adult supervision. Watch children at all times. "B" is for barriers. Have a fence that encloses the pool or spa and make sure the gates close and latch automatically. "C" is for CPR. Knowing CPR allows the parent or nearby person to be a first responder.

U.S. News Puts Tucson on List of Best Places to Live

Tucson ranks No. 73 on U.S. News & World Report's 2016 list of the 100 "Best Places to Live in the USA." The rankings consider the job market, affordability, and overall quality of life, such as access to health care, quality of education, and crime rates.

"Tucson is an example of how a city can be constantly transforming without losing sight of its roots," U.S. News reported.

Roadwork This Week to Close Sections of Roadway

The Houghton Road/22nd Street intersection will be closed for a couple of hours tomorrow to allow work crews to relocate traffic signals. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of the roadway. Work hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The complete two-hour closure of the intersection is scheduled to take place sometime within those work hours. Tucson Police Department officers will direct travel at the intersection during the work.

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