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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson's streetcar fleet will be nearly complete by Friday.

The seventh of eight Sun Link streetcars is set to arrive in downtown early in the morning.

The car numbered 105 is traveling on a flatbed trailer from the factory in Oregon. The manufacturer has two production lines so the cars don't always arrive in numerical order.

The final car is expected to be in Tucson by the end of May and the city wants to have Sun Link carrying passengers by late July.

The local branch of the American Public Works Association is calling the streetcar the "Public Works Project of the Year."

They said it's because of how the project brought together several partners, created more than 500 construction-related jobs and brought millions of dollars in investment.

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