Visit Tucson's Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America will be highlighted this weekend. Tucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border. The highest concentration of these restaurants is found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown, and lower midtown. Many of the casual eateries are family-owned and decades old.
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.
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.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting its annual summer track and field and road races.
Track and field events will be held every Tuesday, tomorrow through July 19, at Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Road races are every Thursday, through July 21, at various locations.
Tucson Water's Customer Call Center is now open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays to better serve customers. The call center is receiving very high call volumes due to hot weather.
The Customer Service and Billing phone numbers are (520) 791-3242 or (800) 598-9449 (outside the Tucson area), and the e-mail address is TWWebAcct1@tucsonaz.gov.
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.
City Attorney Mike Rankin recently was honored by the State Bar of Arizona with the 2016 Distinguished Public Lawyer Award. The award is presented to an attorney who has made significant contributions to the operation of government and demonstrated extraordinary leadership, initiative, or innovation in performance of their duties.
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.