Broadway Boulevard 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. 

Broadway Design News

On December 11, 2014, the Regional Transportation Authority Board approved $1.5 million in funding for the City of Tucson to proceed with the roadway corridor design to widen Broadway Boulevard, from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road, from four travel lanes to six lanes, with bus pullouts, bike lanes and sidewalks.  Under the RTA plan, the Broadway Boulevard project was initially planned to widen the roadway to a 6-lane arterial, plus 2 dedicated bus lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks.  (Click here for the full press release)

The RTA Board's approval upholds the vote by the Mayor and Council to move forward the 6-Lane Including Transit cross section.

On October 9, 2014, the Tucson Mayor and City Council voted to 5-2 to move forward into the design phase for the widening of Broadway Boulevard to six lanes.  The vote supports a recommendation put forward by the Broadway Citizens Task Force.  Ten (10) of thirteen (13) Citizens Task Force members recently supported moving forward into design with a Preferred 6-Lane Including Transit Alignment, supported improving transit in the design work still to be completed, and developing recommendations to the Mayor and Council regarding issues highlighted (such as parking and more).

Citizens Task Force Alignment Recommendations Majority and Minority Reports

6-Lane Including Transit General Alignment Map

6-Lane Including Transit General Alignment Map (with Aerial)

 

The project is now in a technical design phase.  The design professionals and technical advisory staff will work on refining the roadway design further using the various guidance developed by the Citizens Task Force that incorporates the public input received to date, and engineering and technical data.

 

Public Meetings

The next Broadway Citizens Task Force meeting will be scheduled at an appropriate stage to the design progress.  It is anticipated that the next meeting may be in early 2015.   To receive email updates, please email broadway@tucsonaz.gov to subscribe your email address.


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.

 

Area Business and Property Owners

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.