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VOTER-APPROVED ROAD WORK BEGINS MONDAY - A two-week fog seal program starts next week. Starting Monday, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin fog sealing Fort Lowell Road from Oracle Road to Campbell Avenue. The following week, crews will work on Campbell Avenue from Benson Highway to Valencia Road. To minimize disruptions to motorists, the work will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday, with at least one lane open in both directions. Fog sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids, sealing the existing asphalt to preserve it. The sealing is part of the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program.
Read the news release: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/tdot/news/street-bonds-road-recovery-fog-seal-program-0
Road Recovery: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/street-bonds
Tucson 12 video on Road Recovery: https://vimeopro.com/cityoftucson/tv/video/128640512
Bond Oversight Commission Annual Report: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/transportation/2015AnnualReportFinal042015.pdf
 
HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: CALL FOR VENDORS - Applications are available for artists who wish to participate in the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov. 28-29. The event has been held for more than two decades, attracting vendors from all over the Southwest. The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers, and more to sell their original artwork. All items must be handmade and are subject to approval. The Arts and Crafts Fair will be held at Reid Park, west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Registration is open now. The fee is $90 for a 10 x 10 arts and crafts vendor space for the two-day event.
From Tucson Parks and Recreation Department: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/announcement/annual-holiday-arts-and-crafts-fair
 
GET A GRIP ON GRAFFITI - Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. You can also report graffiti by emailing graffiti@tucsonaz.gov, or calling (520) 792-2489 and choosing option 1.
Download MyTucson for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tucson/id388838907?mt=8
Download MyTucson for Android: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=MyTucson&c=apps
City of Tucson apps: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/info/phone-apps
Watch a University of Arizona Athletics PSA about the app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBODDV6Ga7Y
 
TEXTING CAN WAIT IF DRIVING - Reading or responding to a text message can lead to serious consequences. In the latest edition of "No Bad Days with Barrett" on KGUN9, Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker and crew show the dangers of texting and driving.
Tucson 12 video on the dangers of texting while driving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3KQmv_figc
 
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