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Jul 15, 2012 12:27 AM

Busy section of 4th Avenue to close for construction

TUCSON - The next phase of the Modern Streetcar project will close a busy section of 4th Avenue.

The Avenue will be closed between 6th and 9th Streets.

Some regulars are not looking forward to the work.

"You come down here to people watch. You meet people," Jessica Buell said, "and with all this construction going on, it's going to stop patrons from coming down here."

Josh Grande works for Robdogs, selling hot dogs to people on the sidewalk.

"I have nothing to worry about," Grande said. "We're good. We're fine."

Kevin Harmon is a cab driver with a less optimistic outlook.

"It's made it really hard to make a living," Harmon said, "because you can't drive on 4th. You can't drive on University on Friday and Saturday nights, which is the biggest money-maker for the cab drivers in this town."

The Avenue north of 6th Street is reopening after the weekend. That stretch was closed for about 3 months.

The street will reopen in plenty of time before the Winter Street Fair, according to a news release from the City of Tucson.

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