Construction deadline today for area near TCC - Tucson News Now

Construction deadline today for area near TCC

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today crews are trying to finish up streetcar construction around the Tucson Convention Center as the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase gets set to officially kick off this weekend.

It is just hours until the barricades start coming down around the TCC; today is the deadline to finish the paving and striping. 

Crews are racing against the clock to get this done for the Gem show this weekend.  The annual city kickoff for the Premier showcase is tomorrow. 

There will be lots of traffic to say the least, as thousands of visitors come from across the country to check out the gem show.  Crews are trying to wrap up construction around the TCC today so people won't have too much of a problem getting around the area. 

While work will shut down around the gem show crews will still continue work for the streetcar in other areas, like the U of A area. 

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