Week-long closure to slow the downtown commute - Tucson News Now

Week-long closure to slow the downtown commute

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  • MVD reminds consumers handicap placards can’t be sold or transferred

    MVD reminds consumers handicap placards can’t be sold or transferred

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:21:54 GMT
    (Source: ADOT Motor Vehicle Division)(Source: ADOT Motor Vehicle Division)

    “Disability plates and placards are strictly reserved for people who truly need this kind of accommodation,” said MVD Director Eric Jorgensen. “Any attempt to sell or transfer them is illegal and causes tremendous hardship for the rightful owner.”

    “Disability plates and placards are strictly reserved for people who truly need this kind of accommodation,” said MVD Director Eric Jorgensen. “Any attempt to sell or transfer them is illegal and causes tremendous hardship for the rightful owner.”

  • New county road plan both cuts, increases taxes

    New county road plan both cuts, increases taxes

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:27:56 GMT
    Roads on the northwest side.  (Source: Tucson News Now)Roads on the northwest side. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The plan, called the "Just Fix the Roads" plan, which he unveiled in Green Valley last week, must be approved by all five board members.

    The plan, called the "Just Fix the Roads" plan, which he unveiled in Green Valley last week, must be approved by all five board members.

  • PCSD: Drexel back open after bomb scare

    PCSD: Drexel back open after bomb scare

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:31:23 GMT

    The Pima County Sheriff's Department said Drexel is shut down in both directions between Oriole and Hildreth because of a police situation. Drexel between Oriole and Hildreth is shut down in both directions due to police situation. Please avoid the area. — Pima County Sheriff (@PimaSheriff) October 16, 2017 We are working to learn more.

    The Pima County Sheriff's Department said Drexel is shut down in both directions between Oriole and Hildreth because of a police situation. Drexel between Oriole and Hildreth is shut down in both directions due to police situation. Please avoid the area. — Pima County Sheriff (@PimaSheriff) October 16, 2017 We are working to learn more.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A downtown closure will affect people driving, biking and even walking in the area for the rest of this week.


City of Tucson construction crews have shut down the 6th Avenue Underpass through Friday, while workers apply graffiti protective coating paint on the bridge. 

The hours for this project are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During this time, you can detour to 7th Avenue or Stone Avenue. 

The sidewalks along the underpass will also remain closed, which will force pedestrians or bicycles to detour as well.

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