Ward 5 News

I-10 Update

*Eastbound I-10 exit ramp at Rex Allen Drive in Willcox to close Monday for paving*


The eastbound Interstate 10 exit ramp at Rex Allen Drive in Willcox will be closed Monday, July 14 for paving operations.


Exit 340 on eastbound I-10 will close at 4 a.m. Monday and is scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m. the same day.


Eastbound motorists wishing to access Rex Allen Drive can take either Taylor Road (Exit 336) or Old Stewart Road (Exit 344).



10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN TUCSON - The USA Today's 10best.com travel website highlights the best things to do in Tucson. As for attractions, the site lists the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort and others. For outdoor activities, Sentinel Peak Park tops the list. When it comes to annual events, the site ranks the 4th Avenue Street Fair, Tucson International Mariachi Conference and All Souls Procession as the top three.
Read the article from 10best.com: http://bit.ly/1mjUd4I 

Traffic Alert - July 8 - 10 (Sixth Avenue Underpass)



On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 through Thursday, July 10, 2014 the Sixth Avenue Underpass downtown will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow crews from Graffiti Protective Coatings (GPC) to repaint the underpass. 

Electronic message boards are in place to notify the traveling public of this closure.  Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will be prohibited from using the underpass during the work hours. 

July 4 Garbage Pickup Update

The 4th of July holiday will be observed on Friday, July 4, 2014. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Friday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular Friday service will have their trash and recycling service collected on Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Los Reales Landfill and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed.

ADOT I-10 Update

Paving on I-10 frontage road and Ruthrauff Road

 The Arizona Department of Transportation will close the eastbound I-10 frontage road and the eastbound I-10 entrance ramp at Ruthrauff Road from 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28, to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29 for paving operations.


Reid Park Zoo is throwing an elephant-sized baby shower for Semba, a
pregnant African elephant, June 29 8-10am. Although Semba’s calf is
not expected for a few more weeks, any pregnancy lasting 22 months
deserves a party! This is the first elephant pregnancy at Reid Park Zoo
so staff is particularly excited about sharing this special time with
the community.