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The monsoon is coming. Tucson transporation workers are readying for it.

The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility is readying for the summer thunderstorm season with sandbags and pre-deployed barricades in an initiative called "Operation Splash." Read more»

The city of Tucson is asking residents what they want to see in the Norte-Sur corridor, a plan that will guide transit and affordable housing near a 15-mile stretch of road between the Tucson Mall and International Airport. Read more»

Faced with a traffic project encoded with a "keep out" message, I'm left to fight a palpable pattern of segregation in my own backyard and disregard for the safety of children where I live. This can not go unchallenged. Read more»

Stuff breaks. Erosion happens. Things cost money. These are the realities prompting Prop. 101, the sales-tax bump going before city voters in just a few weeks. Read more»

Workers milling away old pavement on East Grant Road near Mountain Avenue last week, part of the city's spring 2015 repaving of Grant in Midtown.

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority. Read more» 4

Tucson residents who need to block monsoon floods can pick up free sandbags from a second location, city officials said. A fill-your-own sandbagging spot has opened in the parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, with pre-filled sandbags still available at Fire Station 7 on East Pima Street. Read more»

Late-night hours for Tucson's Sunlink streetcar will be cut starting Thursday, after having been pushed back a week. Thursday nights, the streetcar will now make its last run at 10 p.m., instead of 2 a.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the streetcar system will run through midnight instead of two hours later. Read more»

Late-night hours for Tucson's Sunlink streetcar were to have been cut starting Thursday, but officials have put off the service cuts to allow the City Council to again take a look at the reductions — which were part of a series of cuts to help close a $25 million budget gap. Read more» 1

A meeting Tuesday will include a presentation on the final design for the widening of Grant Road between Stone and Park avenues, and information on design progress for widening projects between Alvernon and Swan roads. Read more»

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

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»

Workers milling away old pavement on Grant near Mountain Avenue last week.

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»

Crews mill Grant Road near North Mountain Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

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»

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»

A rendering of a bike-sharing station along the streetcar route.

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»

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