This project is a Regional Transportation Authority Plan roadway improvement managed by the City of Tucson that will widen Broadway: Euclid to Country Club to a 6-lane arterial, with bike lanes, sidewalks, and landscape. Construction is not anticipated until 2017-2018.
Broadway Design News
***NEW*** The Tucson Mayor and Council will consider the Broadway Citizens Task Force recommendations finalized at their meeting on May 7, 2015. The recommendations regarding design and the alignment were presented to the public at the Open House held on April 23. The Mayor and Council meetings on June 9 will consist of a presentation at the Study Session (afternoon meeting), and a public hearing at the Regular Session (evening meeting).
June 9, 2015
12:30 p.m. - Study Session Presentation
5:30 p.m. - Public Hearing/Alignment Adoption
Mayor and Council Chambers
City Hall, 1st Floor
255 W. Alameda
Final materials will be posted on the City Clerk's Office Mayor and Council Meeting Agendas web site when they are available to the public.
The next Citizens Task Force meeting has not yet been 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. To receive email updates, please email email@example.com to subscribe your email address.
On May 7, 2015, the CTF discussed the input obtained at the April 23, 2015 Open House, and their recommendations they wish to forward to the Mayor and Council for consideration at an evening meeting on June 9, 2015. Materials presented at the Open House can be found by reviewing the event web page. The CTF unanimously supported moving the CTF-Recommended Alignment forward as the Broadway Project Conceptual Baseline Alignment, along with the Technical Design Parameters that will guide the continued technical design of the street design once an alignment is adopted. The CTF also clarified that the Indirect Left Turn at Broadway/Campbell is NOT a design they support moving forward.
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Broadway Citizens Task Force came to a unanimous consensus decision to support a 6-Lane Including Transit Alignment, and the initial baseline alignment map was presented at the April 23 public Open House:
Possible Indirect Left Turn at Campbell/Kino Intersection
(NOTE: On May 7, 2015, the CTF unanimously voted to NOT pursue Indirect Left Turns at the Broadway/Campbell intersection.)
The CTF-recommended 6-Lanes Including Transit Alignment supported by the Task Force at the March 26 meeting reflects a hybrid of the two maps presented at their meeting:
These maps were preceeded by a map released on February 20, 2015, titled the staff-recommended 6-Lane Including Transit Refined Alignment Map. The Broadway CTF began review of this refined map and related report at their meeting on March 19, 2015, and revised versions on March 26, 2015 that resulted in the current alignment map.
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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. (Click here for the full press release) The RTA Board's approval upholds the October 9, 2014 vote by the Mayor and Council to move the 6-Lane Including Transit Alignment into further design and approving $1M of City project funding to support it. (Click here for the press release).
The Broadway Citizens Task Force's alignment recommendation is reflected in a Majority and Minority Report. Ten (10) of thirteen (13) Citizens Task Force members supported a 6-Lane Including Transit Alignment. Additionally, the members support improving transit in the design work still to be completed and developing recommendations to the Mayor and Council regarding issues highlighted through the design process (such as parking and more).
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