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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe your email address.