Broadway Corridor Project Update

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council
voted 5-2 to move forward into the design phase for the widening of
Broadway Boulevard to six lanes from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road.
Broadway is currently two lanes in each direction between Euclid Avenue
and Country Club Road, with a center turn lane.

The vote, with Council Members Karin Uhlich and Steve Kozachik
dissenting, supports a recommendation put forward by the Broadway
Citizens Task Force. The task force is made up of 13 people representing
nearby residents and businesses, and includes members of the Bicycle
Advisory Committee, the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, the
Tucson Planning Commission and the Commission on Disability Issues. Ten
of the 13 task force members supported “The 6-Lane Including Transit
Alignment,” which would widen Broadway to a six lane corridor and
would include two transit lanes, bicycle lanes and new sidewalks. The
task force recommendation followed an intensive public process that
included 33 task force meetings and four additional public meetings
within the past 27 months.

The road widening will address regional mobility needs by improving
infrastructure for motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit
riders, while enhancing the look, feel, community character and economic
vitality of the area. The task force will continue to work with the
project team during the technical design process. This $71.3 million
project is one of 35 major regional corridor projects that are part of
the 2006 voter-approved, $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority
(RTA) Plan. The project is funded by the City of Tucson, Pima County and
the RTA.

The project is currently in the design phase, with construction
scheduled to begin in summer 2016. For more project information, visit
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/broadway, call (520) 622-0815 or email
broadway@tucsonaz.gov.