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 leading this project, and is in the early stages of Planning & Design.  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. 

 

Public Meetings

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014
5:30pm
Child & Family Resources (2800 E. Broadway)
Agenda; Meeting Materials


Future Meetings:
August 7 (location to be determined)
August 26  (location to be determined)
August 28  (location to be determined)

VIEW PUBLIC MEETING #4 MATERIALS HERE!

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.

 

Special Demolition News - 2419 E. Broadway

The City of Tucson recently completed the demolition of one property at 2419 E. Broadway. (There are no additional demolitions approved or scheduled.)

Two community meetings were held to discuss post-demo site treatment.  (See recent meeting flyer)  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.  A final design will be shared by email with the project list serv and is expected to be constructed prior to October 2014.

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.

 

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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.