Downtown will be the host of the annual City High School Pennington Street Block Party on Friday, April 26, 2013. The block party runs from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Further information about the Pennington Street Block Party can be found at http://cityhighschool.org/community/blockparty/. Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.
Pennington Street Block Party - Beginning Friday, April 26, 2013 from approximately noon until 8 p.m. Pennington Street between Stone Avenue and Scott Avenue will be closed.
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, and Thursday, April 18, 2013, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Hunter Contracting will be preforming night work at Seven Generations Way and Houghton Road. Work crews will close the entrance to Seven Generations Way between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., each night for water line work.
Motorists will be permitted to access Houghton Road from Seven Generations Way; however, access to Seven Generations Way from Houghton Road will be prohibited during the work hours listed above.
Downtown Links: St. Mary's Road/Sixth Street, I-10 to Church Avenue -- St. Mary's Road/Sixth Street Closure
On Friday, April 19, 2013, at approximately 6 a.m., Borderland Construction Company, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will close St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street to through travel between Church and Granada Avenues to allow crews to install a 90-inch storm drain. The closure will be in place through the end of May 2013. The following information applies to this road closure only:
The project scope calls for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Rita Road from the UPRR to Science Park Drive. Improvements include extending pedestrian/bicycle access across the Union Pacific railroad tracks, southbound lane reconstruction including installation of a 5' wide bicycle lane, installation of a southbound right-turn lane and traffic signal upgrades at the Rita Road and Science Park Drive intersection and new sidewalk installation north bound to fill in the existing "gap" area.
Downtown and South Tucson will be the host of the first of two planned Cyclovias this year on April 7, 2013. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Cyclovia closes approximately five miles of streets to vehicular traffic so the community can bike, walk, skate and participate in fun, free activities. For more information on Cyclovia please visit: www.cycloviatucson.org
Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures.
On Monday, April 8, 2013, at approximately 11 p.m., the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Falcone Brothers & Associates, Inc. will shift traffic from the north side of Grant Road to the south side of the road so that demolition work can begin on the north side of Grant Road. On Oracle Road, traffic will shift from the east side to the west side of Oracle Road, again for demolition work. These two traffic shifts will be completed by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Message boards are in place to advise the traveling public of this upcoming traffic shift.
The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) 2013 Spring Home & Patio Show will take place this weekend, beginning Friday April 5, 2013 through Sunday April 7, 2013 at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). While a range of public and private construction projects continue in the downtown area, several roadways and intersections have recently re-opened, making access to the TCC and SAHBA’s free parking areas easy.
Police officers will be in the TCC area during peak event hours to assist the traveling public.
On Monday, April 8, 2013, at about 7 a.m., work crews will begin modifying the intersection of Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue and 22nd Street. Crews will be removing the existing traffic signals to accommodate planned detours along 22nd Street.
When the intersection work begins, left turns from Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue to 22nd Street will be prohibited, as will through travel on Cherry Avenue/Cherrybell Stravenue at 22nd Street. These travel restrictions will be permanent.
On Friday, April 5, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound travel on 22nd Street at Kino Parkway will be restricted to one through lane and one left turn lane to allow work crews to modify the intersection elevations. Westbound travel on 22nd Street at Kino Parkway will consist of two through lanes and one left turn lane. These restrictions will be in place for one day, within the times listed above.
On Sunday, April 7, 2013, westbound and eastbound travel on 22nd Street will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.