Neighbors and friends,

As we welcome 2024, I wanted to share some updates on the projects that continue to shape and enhance our community on this side of town. These initiatives, under Tucson Delivers – Parks and Connections, are not just construction and improvements; they represent our shared commitment to creating a vibrant, safe, and welcoming community.

Parks Projects – In Work

We’re looking forward to the construction of the new ramada at Purple Heart Park. This project is expected to be completed near the end of 2024, bringing a new amenity for gatherings, events, and community celebrations. We were happy to fund this project from our Ward 4 budget and we’re eager to see this amenity come online for the community.

The design work for the new Robert A. Price Sr. Park is in full swing. This park will be located at 7001 S. Wilmot Rd., near I-10 (red box on the map below). You can learn more and follow the project by visiting:

Road Projects – In Work

I am very eager for the Valencia Road Widening Project to be completed, and I bet you are too. This collaborative effort between the City of Tucson Department and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will widen Valencia Road to a six-lane roadway with a median. We are long overdue for the additional road capacity, and this will be a very welcome project.

We’ll also see upgrades to traffic signals, intersections, and drainage improvements with this project. The project also prioritizes sustainability with native landscaping, Dark Sky compliant lighting, and public art, ensuring that our community spaces are not just functional but aesthetically pleasing.  The utility companies are finishing their relocations, and once the final right-of-way acquisitions have been completed the road construction will begin in the second half of 2024.

If you have any questions about these projects, or anything at all, please reach out to our team at or call us at 520-791-3199.

Be well,

Nikki Lee

City of Tucson Ward 4 Councilwoman Nikki Lee

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