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Michael Hicks, former TUSD board member, dies from COVID at 62

Michael Hicks, a longtime member of the TUSD Governing Board, died on Tuesday from COVID-19. He was 62 years old.... Read more»1

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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»

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»

Tucson cranks up bike-share planning

The city released a map of possible stations for a proposed bike-sharing system Tuesday. Concentrated in Downtown and near the University of Arizona, the plan includes bike rental spots as far afield as Reid Park, Pima College's West Campus and South Tucson. ... 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»

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

Sun Link streetcar schedule shifts

Tucson's modern streetcar will see its timetable adjusted to fit ridership patterns, with less frequent service on Sundays and more cars on the rails Thursday and Friday nights, officials said. The new schedule goes into effect Monday.... Read more»1

Sun Link streetcar to roll late for New Year's Eve

As revelers ring in the new year at Downtown and 4th Avenue establishments Wednesday night, their singing and noisemaking will be joined by another sound: the electronic bell of Tucson's streetcar. City officials are extending Sun Link operating hours until 2 a.m.... Read more»1

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

City establishes sandbag drop-off

If your preparations for the "hurricane that wasn't" have left you with a pile of sandbags you don't know what to do with, the city of Tucson has an answer. A drop-off location has been set up at the Ward 5 Council office, 4300 S. Park Ave.... Read more»

4th Ave underpass to partly close — again

City officials will repeat this week the closure of the southbound lanes of the 4th Avenue underpass in an effort to ease gridlock in Tucson's entertainment district. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»1

4th Ave underpass to again partly close for weekend

Calling last weekend's move to close the southbound lane of the 4th Avenue underpass a success in easing gridlock, city officials will repeat the move this week. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»2

Flood of UA students prompts closure of 4th Ave underpass

Anticipating a weekend crowd as students return to the University of Arizona, city officials will close the 4th Avenue underpass to southbound vehicles nightly from Thursday through Sunday this week.... Read more»1

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