Houghton Road Fog Seal Travel Restrictions

Crews under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) continue to crack seal/fog seal various roadways throughout the City. Early Friday and Saturday mornings, May 8-9, between 3-6 a.m., the Houghton Road intersections at 22nd Street, Broadway Boulevard, Valencia Road, and Irvington Road will be closed to through travel so crews can complete fog sealing work in the middle of the intersections.

Tucson City Council Approves Million for Small Business and Community Assistance

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, May 5, approved $5.5 million in funding for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund. The money will be distributed as grants, with $3 million earmarked to assist individuals and families, $2 million for small business assistance, and $500,000 for nonprofits. Decisions regarding the administration and qualifications of the program will be decided at a future Mayor and Council meeting.

Sun Link Changes Some Service Hours for Route Maintenance

Sun Link will end service hours at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7; Monday, May 11; and Wednesday, May 13; so that maintenance can be performed along parts of the streetcar route. On these days, streetcar service will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and complete their trip prior to 8 p.m. on these dates. The maintenance includes crack sealing, fog sealing, and new striping on both Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard.

Sun Link is currently operating on a summer schedule.  

Arizona Southeast Birding Festival Canceled

The Tucson Audubon Society's Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, an annual event held in August, has been canceled due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

The society will be offering free special classes with its Southeast Arizona Birding Festival partners using the Zoom platform. Topics include birding tips, optics, photography, birding travel, beginning birding, and more.

Some new online classes have had as many as 65 participants. Follow the link above for more information and updates.

Ward 6 Council Office Will Host Two Zoom Meetings Next Week

Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik will host two meetings on Zoom next week. Both are on the topic, "What does reopening the City look like?"

The first meeting is Monday, May 11, 5-6:30 p.m., and focuses on perspectives from business operators, retail frontline workers, and customers. Join Monday's Zoom meeting and enter meeting ID 811 9875 4342 and password 864184. Join by phone at (669) 900-9128 and use passcode 81198754342#.