Employees with Open Enclose Windows & Doors set up their exhibit on the floor of the Tucson Convention Center. From left to right are field supervisor Justin Padilla, Ryan Thomas and installer John Culver. They were preparing Thursday for the annual Pima County Home & Garden Show opening this weekend. The show will include cooking and baking demonstrations - even "Cupcake Battles."


Despite ongoing construction projects, several roads and intersections have recently opened downtown - making it less daunting to get to this weekend's home show and parking at the Tucson Convention Center.

To get to the TCC, at 260 S. Church Ave., city spokesman Michael Graham says these routes are open and easy:

• From the north, use Sixth or Stone avenues south to Congress Street, west to Church Avenue, and south to TCC.

• From the east, use Broadway or Barraza-Aviation Parkway west to Congress, west to Church, and south to TCC.

• From the south, use Sixth Avenue north to 14th Street (which turns into Cushing when you pass Stone) and west to TCC.

• From the west, use Congress and/or Broadway east to Granada or Church, south to TCC.

Admission is $8 for the Pima County Home & Garden Show. Seniors get in free today; children 16 and under and military get in free all days; and there's free admission the first hour each day. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More info: www.americanshowsinc.com

On StarNet: Find a map of current street openings and closings downtown at azstarnet.com/pdf