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Workers dig into 14-month Silverbell Rd. widening

Construction crews began work Wednesday on a 14-month-long project to widen Silverbell Road, a City of Tucson news release said. ... Read more»

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Hot roads mean fog-seal repairs pushed back for months

Blacktop baking in the sun has meant streets so hot that the city of Tucson has called a halt to several fog-sealing road repair projects until October. ... Read more»

I-10 construction to slow Phoenix-Tucson travelers

Road work on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix will delay drivers this weekend and next week, officials said, with the highway being narrowed to a single lane at points.... Read more»

Discuss regional transportation at workshop series

The public is invited to give input at three workshops as officials lay the groundwork for a 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. The discussions will be held Wednesday, and on May 19 and 21.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Tearing down the house: 820 E. Grant Road

I wonder if our old house on Grant Road will come down carefully, brick by brick, as it was built up in 1948 by a young World War II veteran and his pregnant wife — my parents. Or whether it will be quickly beaten down by some residential wrecking ball and rolled over by a gigantic bulldozer as the street is widened.... Read more»5

Grant Road repaving update

While drivers dodging construction in Midtown may feel stuck in a rut on their commute, Tucson's Transportation Department is rolling along with the project to resurface a three-mile stretch of East Grant Road. Here's the latest on the work schedule: ... Read more»

Grant Rd. pothole project hits $500k speedbump

The ongoing effort to resurface a three-mile stretch of Grant Road in Midtown will cost about $500,000 more than the initial $1.7 million budget, officials said. The cost bump is due to the composition of the existing roadway forcing a change in repaving methods. But cheaper bids on other projects mean the city is $40 million ahead on its Road Recovery effort.... Read more»

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»

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»

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