Tucson’s bill for streetcar construction is coming due. And after years of saying the $197 million project cost was accounted for, the city is now staring at a $13 million funding gap.
City voters will begin receiving their ballots this weekend for this year’s City Council races and propositions.
A fault in the electric system for Tucson’s modern streetcar left city officials with the 65-foot-long road hazard stuck on the tracks during a system test late Tuesday night.
Those who are weary of traffic grinding to a halt in downtown Tucson because of the modern-streetcar construction should consider counting the orange traffic cones while idling between intersections.
After more than 400 days of construction and disruption, folks who frequent downtown Tucson will finally see the beginning of the end to streetcar track installation.
If you're planning to visit downtown, you should avoid North Stone Avenue the next few days.
Enoteca Pizzeria and Wine Bar faced more competition from downtown restaurants in recent years. Owner Rick Sabbagh also blames streetcar construction for a steep dropoff in customers. The restaurant, at 58 W. Congress St., opened in 2004 but had changed hands since then.
A once-popular downtown restaurant has closed its doors.
Although beset by countless delays, the company building Tucson's streetcars said it's on target to have all eight cars delivered by late March next year.
Granite Construction workers pour concrete for streetcar tracks downtown on Broadway.
PHOENIX - Business owners whose access is even partly blocked by a street improvement project can get damages if the value of their property is decreased, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.
A worker from Progressive Hardscapes scrapes off leftover glue at the streetcar stop on North Fourth Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets.
Ray Ballard installs tiles at one of the streetcar stops on North Fourth Avenue. The artist says her cactus motif was inspired by the colorful and playful nature of the avenue. Eight of the streetcar line's 17 stops will get original artwork.
Fourth Avenue got a little more colorful this week. A crew from Progressive Hardscapes installed the first piece of the $765,000 streetcar art project between Sixth and Seventh Streets along Fourth Avenue.
The city will reopen the northbound frontage road along Interstate 10 between 22nd Street and Broadway as well as the nearby intersection of Granada Avenue and Cushing Street sometime this week, possibly as soon as the end of today.
Tucson is paying a consultant more than $4 million to monitor construction of its streetcars in Oregon - and repeated delays at the factory are expected to push that figure even higher.
United Streetcar employees in Clackamas, Ore., assemble Tucson's streetcars. The company is a subsidiary of Oregon Ironworks.
Westbound traffic flows through while eastbound drivers sit in long lines on 22nd Street approaching Kino Parkway. Crews were working on the intersection Friday. Drivers are urged to use Park Avenue instead of Kino from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday during lane closures.
A number of street closures and lane restrictions in downtown Tucson could snarl traffic Sunday. Here's what you need to know.