Broadway East traffic shift

November 14, 2018 -  On a recent warm November afternoon, drivers along East Broadway Boulevard from Camino Seco to Houghton Road seemed unfazed by all the construction work around them.

Improvements to the two-mile section of roadway began in September. When the 16-month long construction project is completed, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists will enjoy a safer and much improved Broadway Boulevard.

The road will be widened to four lanes with a raised median, drainage features (so rainwater goes under the road), bike lanes, sidewalks and public art. City of Tucson Project Manager Greg Orsini said, “The before and after on Broadway East will be night and day.The roadway and all its features are going to be SO much better for its users after the construction is complete. Safer, more efficient, visually attractive. And what the people really care about: a much smoother ride.”

The contractor put down temporary asphalt on the north side of Broadway Boulevard from Camino Seco to Harrison Road last week. Traffic in both directions is now using the temporary road while workers make drainage improvements and install new waterline, curb, sidewalk and landscaping along the south side of Broadway Boulevard. This traffic shift is scheduled to be in place through February 2019.

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