Not raising Arizona's gas tax put a squeeze on county road repairs.
Firefighters prevented blazed from spreading to living quarters.
Speedway was never ugly, simply loathsome
Three people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday night on East Speedway near North Swan Road, officials said.
Part of a 1906 city of Tucson map bears the name The Speedway on it.
A circa 1906 postcard shows The Speedway in New York City.
An 1880 map of Tucson by A.W. Pattiani shows the future site of Speedway Boulevard as just a blank spot. It's the same story on George Roskruge's 1893 map of Tucson.
A kitchen fire Thursday afternoon caused major damage to an eastside home.
The distance between Tucson's east and west sides has perhaps never been greater. Traveling between the two these days, you have to pack your patience and tolerance.
Drivers entering Tucson from the west side don't have to travel far to encounter blinking lights or striped barricades - evidence of road work. Above, vehicles eastbound on West Grant Road are funneled into temporary lanes near North Oracle Road.
Congress Street downtown is closed for streetcar work, reducing access for east-west traffic in the area.
The pedestrian who died after being struck by a Tucson police officer responding to a call early Monday morning in midtown has been identified.
After years of anticipation, northwest-siders are finally going to get that bridge across the CDO Wash that they've been wanting.
Drivers on East Speedway now pass by a new sculpture, called "Messenger."
Drivers on Speedway passed by a new sculpture, called "Messenger," on Wednesday.
Sculptures take over the north side of Speedway, west of Houghton: Rock stacks resembling cairns used to mark hiking trails were created by artist Simon Donovan and stone carver Will Chamberlain, and the "Messenger," which depicts a raven with a 19-foot wingspan, is a creation by artist Cary…
A 30-foot length of discarded bubble wrap entangled in a median tree flaps in the breeze in the 7700 block of East Golf Links Road. In the fiscal year beginning July 1, $829,000 will be budgeted to get rid of things like this.
This eyesore on Golf Links Road just east of Wilmot illustrates the problem: In the recession, the city cut spending to keep core services going, said City Manager Richard Miranda. There wasn't much median maintenance for a few years, but that's changing now as tax revenues increase.
The city is about one month into a four-month project to clean up neglected medians and weedy roadsides across Tucson. On Campbell Avenue Thursday, crews raked brush into knee-high piles and moved them into trucks with pitchforks. They also cut tree limbs killed by the February 2011 hard freeze.
A 42-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday
night when he rear-ended a pickup truck while riding his
motorcycle, police said.