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Paul's Note - September 18, 2020

Even during the summer (or should I say, a normal summer), Tucson derives a lot of its revenue from tourism. Needless to say, the tourism industry is struggling. Visit Tucson reports that hotel revenues were down 35% in the six months from January to July. While that’s not as bad as the cities we compete with for tourist dollars (Seattle, for example, was down 64%), it’s still a big hit to our local economy.

Improvement Project Begins; Houghton Rd- Valencia to Mary Ann Cleveland Way

 

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Borderland Construction Co., under contract with The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) will begin the Houghton Road – Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way Improvement Project. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from about 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. with occasional night and weekend work. This project is expected to be complete by January 2022.  

Houghton Road - Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way Project Begins

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Borderland Construction Co., under contract with The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) will begin the Houghton Road – Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way Improvement Project. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from about 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. with occasional night and weekend work. This project is expected to be complete by January 2022.  

Downtown Links Traffic Alert - September 17, 2020

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility have begun work on the Downtown Links project.

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should anticipate the following upcoming work:

The September 21, Seventh Street closure between Sixth Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks has been postponed until further notice.

Dusty's Drive-In Event

The Tucson Roadrunners will distribute face coverings to fans in a drive-thru format at Lincoln Park near the William Clements Center (8155 E Poinciana Dr.) passing out face masks. In return, they are asking for a can of food for donation to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona if you are able to provide one.

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