Broadway Boulevard Project

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 meeting will be as a public hearing on Tuesday, June 9. 

June 9, 2015
5:30 p.m.
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 following are expected to be part of the materials presented on June 9 for the Mayor and Council's consideration:

Baseline Alignment Concept Report 
Includes CTF Recommendations, Technical Design Parameters for adoption, and Baseline Alignment Concept Map for adoption
Example potential modifications to the Baseline Alignment (version for June 9, 2015 Public Hearing)
Potential changes to be pursued in technical design, upon adoption of an alignment

 

Public Meetings

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 broadway@tucsonaz.gov to subscribe your email address.

 

Previous News

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:

Draft CTF-Recommended 6-Lanes Including Transit Baseline Alignment

West Mile    East Mile

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:

"Starting Small" drawings by Broadway Project Team at request of CTF:  
West Mile    East Mile
Gene Caywood's drawings submitted at request of Broadway Coalition: 
West Mile    East Mile

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.  

The project has, and will continue, to receive comments via the broadway@tucsonaz.gov email address, comment cards, or phone calls.

Staff-Recommended 6-Lane Including Transit Refined Alignment Map  
Full-length plot map - West Mile    East Mile    

11x17 printable version - Clean     With color-coding

Staff-Recommended 6-Lane Including Transit Refined Alignment Report   
PART 1 (dated Feb. 20, 2015)
PART 2 (dated Mar. 13, 2015)

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).

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)

 

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.