Broadway Boulevard Project

About the Project

The Regional Transportation Authority Plan includes project #17 as: widen Broadway to 6 travel lanes, plus 2 dedicated bus lanes; bike lanes; and sidewalks.  The City of Tucson is lead agency.  Working with a Citizens Task Force, the project scope and roadway configuration alternatives are being reviewed.  The Planning & Design Phase is estimated to conclude in 2015.  A Final Design Phase will follow, which will bring all construction plans to 100% complete and construction-ready.  Construction is not anticipated until 2016. 

Business and Property Owners in the Broadway Project Area: As you work to figure out what options are available to you with respect to the potential implications of the roadway design to your properties and business, please review the videos and materials from recent meetings with property and business owners to learn about contacts, tools, and resources available to you.  Click here to view.
 

Public Meetings

The next meeting of the Broadway Citizens Task Force is scheduled for:

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30pm
Child & Family Resources (2800 E. Broadway)

Initial Design Concept Maps
118-Foot Width and 96-Foot Width
West (Euclid-Campbell)    East (Campbell-Country Club)

"Ultimate" [Future] Transit Concept (center-running rail with stations at Euclid and Campbell)      
West (Euclid-Campbell)    East (Campbell-Country Club)
Example drawings requested by CTF Members showing Right of Way that would be needed
if more frequent mass transit stops were utilized (similar to local bus service stops at every 1/4-mile):

Highland/Broadway    Center stops    Side stops
Country Club/Broadway   Center stops   Side stops   

View all meeting materials here


Future Meetings:
Future dates not yet scheduled

View the Broadway Citizens Task Force's page on the City Clerk's web site.  To view materials from past meetings, check the Citizens Task Force page.

 

Update - 2419 E. Broadway (formerly Panda Buffet Restaurant)

Construction of site treatments will begin on Monday, 8/25/14, to install landscaping and pathway amenities that were selected as part of a public process earlier this Spring.  The property is just west of Tucson Blvd and Broadway Blvd.  The construction should not interrupt the Friday Food Truck Events that occur every Friday at the site, between 11am-1pm, and 5pm-8pm.  (Read more about these events at: http://www.sunshinemile.com/events.) 

The City of Tucson completed demolition of this property in April 2014.  There are no additional demolitions approved or scheduled at this time.  The project is still in planning and design phase and decisions regarding roadway width and alignment placement need to be made.

Two community meetings were held to discuss post-demo site treatment.  Community volunteers assisted the UA students and City staff with refining ideas from the March 13 meeting to bring back to the April 24 meeting.  The designs presented were required to meet the City's criteria for this site treatment project:  budget of $9,000, and temporary use. A base concept design was selected by the community members in attendance, and the City will continue to work with the Community Volunteer Team on installation.

Working with the Community Volunteer Team, the final design was approved and construction will begin on 8/25/14.

Demolitions for this project must go through Mayor and Council approval, until design decisions are reached on the project's width and placement (alignment).  If you have any questions, please email broadway@tucsonaz.gov or call (520) 837-6648.

 

Latest Additions to this Project Web Site

 

Additional Project Information

Cost

The total budget for the Broadway Road Widening from Euclid to Country Club is $71,347,000.  Funding of the project will come from Regional Transportation Authority (approximately $42 million), Pima County Transportation Bonds (approximately $25 million), the City of Tucson (approximately $3 million), and regional funds from the Pima Association of Governments (approximately $1 million).

Schedule

The project launched the Planning & Design Phase of the project on June 20, 2012, which will take almost 2 years to complete.  This phase provides the most public input and involvement.  Utilizing public participation and collaboration with affected neighbors, businesses, stakeholders, and other interests affected by this project, a Design Concept Report will be developed that will guide the final design and construction.  A Citizens Task Force has been appointed and will meet regularly with the proejct team to develop this Design Concept Report.

The Design Concept Report will evaluate urban design concepts and roadway design, and will include:

  • Traffic flow and mobility
  • Safety, connectivity and facilities for bicycle and pedestrians
  • Enhancing bus transit capability
  • Protection of neighborhoods and historic character
  • Sustainability; greening of an urban boulevard; landscape design
  • Land use redevelopment opportunities; transit oriented development
  • Future light rail planning
  • Gateway planning and development

Based on the Design Concept Report, a Value Engineering Analysis can be conducted to develop a more tailored budget for the improvements to be constructed.  The Final Design phase will begin in 2015 and should take approximately 1 year.  Land use recommendations will be addressed, as appropriate to the project.   Final construction drawings will be created.  Right-of-Way acquisition can also be finalized. Utility relocations are expected in 2015 or 2016.

Roadway construction is not anticipated until 2016.