City Transportation Department Launches Operation Splash

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) just kicked off Operation Splash 2016. The program is meant to keep the public safe while traveling on city roads during the summer thunderstorm season.

TDOT crews are delivering about 500 barricades to approximately 140 dip crossings throughout the city. The deliveries are expected to be completed by this Thursday.

Stone Avenue to Be Restricted Periodically During Improvement Project

Work began today to improve Stone Avenue from Drachman Street to First Street, just north of Downtown Tucson. Work hours for the project will be weekdays from 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Improvements will include new underground water lines and landscape irrigation, as well as a new underground drainage structure at Stone Avenue and Mabel Street. The project also will include new median islands, curbs, sidewalks with curb access ramps, driveways, street lighting, traffic signals, bus pullouts, and a new asphalt roadway.

Final Paving Begins Next Week on Portion of Houghton Road

Starting Monday, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Borderland Construction will add the final paving on Houghton Road between Broadway Boulevard and 22nd Street. Traffic will be allowed through the project area, but speed limits will be reduced.

The public can expect minor delays when driving, bicycling, or walking in the work area.

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays This Weekend

Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown.

The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens at 6 p.m. with performances by Rotary Speed Dial, Eric Shaffer & the Other Troublemakers, and Jillian and the Giants.

You can use the Sun Link streetcar to easily move through the downtown area. The streetcar runs until midnight tomorrow.