Closing of Tucson USPS center focus of meeting

2011-12-27T09:02:00Z Closing of Tucson USPS center focus of meetingArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 27, 2011 9:02 am  • 

A meeting to discuss closing the U.S. Postal Service mail processing facility in Tucson is set for tomorrow.

The Postal Service says it will save $14 million if it closes facility as part of a larger effort to streamline operations across the country. The Cherrybell facility is one of more than 250 facilities nationwide being studied for closure.

The shut down that facility at 1501 S. Cherrybell Stravenue could mean a net loss of 147 jobs.

Tucson customers would no longer be able to get one-day, crosstown mail delivery. The new delivery window would be two to three days, since all of Tucson's mail would have to go to Phoenix for processing before being driven back down to Tucson.

Postal officials will hold a public hearing Wednesday to explain the impact of the move and hear from customers about their concerns.

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