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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. 

 

Special Demolition News - 2419 E. Broadway

The City of Tucson has begun demolition of one property at 2419 E. Broadway. There are no additional demolitions approved or scheduled. 

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.

A community meeting to discuss post-demo site treatment was held on March 13, 2014.  (See flyer)  Community volunteers attending that meeting will meet next with staff to come up with designs that meet the City's criteria for this site treatment project:  budget of $9,000, and temporary use.  These designs will be presented at a second public meeting, date not yet determined, with the goal of identifying community-preferred treatments.  City officials will use the community decisions to choose and install a site treatment.

 

Public Meetings

The next public meeting of the Broadway Citizens Task Force will be held:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:30 p.m.

Child & Family Services, 2800 E. Broadway
NOTE:  Materials below were discussed at the last CTF meetings, and based on the Task Force's input, revised 4-lane and 6-lane detailed drawings will be brought to the Task Force for this meeting.  Additionally, possible options for addressing specific points along the corridor that were identified by the Task Force will also be shared.  The links to the previous materials remain listed here for convenience of accessing information.

 

PRIMARY DISCUSSION MATERIALS FROM RECENT MEETINGS

Detailed Drawings:
4-Lane Cross Section - Minimize Building Impacts
4-Lane Cross Section - Minimize Property Impacts
6-Lane + 2 Dedicated Transit Lanes - Minimize Property Impacts

Sketches Developed at the Charrette Meetings:
Revised 4-Lane, Euclid to Martin/Campbell
Revised 6-Lane, Euclid to Martin/Campbell
Revised 6-Lane, Campbell to Country Club

Cross Section Alternatives (used to make detailed drawings)
New Cross Section Alternative - 6-lane/6+2 Dedicated Transit Lanes

Performance Measures Workbook (v. 2/27/14)

CTF Draft Vision & Goals Linked to the Charrette #3 Performance Measures


 

CTF Meetings 2014 Calendar:  
Future dates after the design charrette will be added when identified and approved.


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.

 

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.