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Crews ripping into Grant Road repaving

The resufacing of the Midtown stretch of Grant Road is continuing, with crews set to put down new asphalt between Santa Rita and Campbell this week, with night-time intersection work next week.... Read more»

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Grant Road repaving to roll out this week

A recycled roadway, reusing some of the existing worn-out pavement as aggregate, should reduce wear and tear on cars — and drivers — as Grant Road gets a Midtown facelift over the next six weeks. The $1.7 million project starts Thursday, with completion slated for May 15.... Read more»

Month-long paving project starting on 22nd Street

The city's bond-funded street maintenance project will hit 22nd Street this week, as crews begin resurfacing the pavement between Swan and Wilmot roads. Repaving will also take place on 6th and Toole avenues Downtown. ... Read more»

1000px: Smoother sailing on repaved roads

As part of Pima County's pavement preservation project, crews from Granite Construction overlaid 2 inches of asphalt on North Painted Hills Road on Wednesday. Nearby, city-funded crews were busy ripping up West Ironwood Hill Drive in preparation for a new paving job.... Read more»

Cunningham to hold transportation forum Wednesday

City Councilman Paul Cunningham will hold a "Transportation 101" forum Wednesday, where Tucson residents will be able to learn more about road repair and commuting issues. The event will focus on Ward 2 projects such as the Sabino Canyon extension and East Side neighborhood pavement projects.... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Turning opportunity into results'

In his annual run-down of the State of the City, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild touted Tucson's progress on trade, stemming homelessness among veterans, and paving roadway — and painted a silver lining in Tesla's not opening a factory here. "You don’t always win when you pursue opportunity, but, almost always, you accomplish something worthwhile."... Read more»

Got potholes? Why does Legislature 'sweep' funds to fix them?

If you’re driving a particularly pockmarked road in Arizona, you may be able to blame the bumpy ride on the state Legislature. ... Read more»

Roads scholars: RTA gears up citizens academy

Concerned about the state of our roads? Want to learn about transportation planning? The Pima Association of Governments and the Regional Transportation Authority will host a citizens transportation academy beginning March 31. ... Read more»

Breaking the code of the Navajo Nation

For many Americans, the word Navajo conjures up images of the World War II code talkers who used their unique language to encrypt secret radio messages sent to the front lines. Here’s what many don’t know about the most populous Native American tribe in the United States.... Read more»

Cheap gas, crumbling infrastructure spark fuel tax talk

Gas prices are dropping all over the country. Will state lawmakers take the opportunity to raise gasoline taxes?... Read more»1

Toole Ave. to run one-way for half-block Downtown

City crews will restripe markings on Toole Avenue on Friday, turning a half-block stretch of the Downtown roadway into a one-way street, just west of the 4th Avenue underpass. The southbound lane of the underpass will again be closed over the weekend.... Read more»3

Page businesses cheer start of U.S. 89 repair

More than a year after a landslide closed the route, the Arizona Department of Transportation has begun work to reopen a key highway linking Page to the rest of Arizona. The goal is to have U.S. 89 ready for traffic before the summer tourist season. ... Read more»

Huckelberry floats half-cent county sales tax for roads

Pima County may institute a half-cent sales tax, to pay for roads and reduce property taxes, if the Board of Supervisors accepts a recommendation made Friday by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. The tax would bring in $76 million per year, with half going toward roads and half put toward lowering property tax rates.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: New RTA director lays out roadwork agenda

An interview with Farhad Moghimi, executive director of PAG and the RTA. Then the Reporters' Roundtable featured Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, and Mari Herreras, staff writer for The Tucson Weekly. Plus, Dan Gibson, editor of The Tucson Weekly, sits in for regular Weekend Watch host Matt Russell.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Streetcar economic impact and safety

Jim DeGrood, RTA transportation Services director, plus City of Tucson Streetcar Project Manager Shelli Ginn, PAG Transit Services Director Jeremy Papuga, and Britton Dornquast of the RTA... Read more»

Task force seeks wider public input on Broadway project

Interested in the $71.3 million dollar project to revamp Broadway between Euclid and Country Club? A citizen's task force will discuss alternatives and take public input Thursday night.... Read more»

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