The City of Tucson is widening a two-mile stretch of East Broadway Boulevard as part of the Regional Transportation Authority plan approved by Pima County voters in 2006. It will improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve overall mobility, especially with the addition of key amenities such as a five-foot-wide bike lane and a two-foot-wide buffer between bikes and vehicles, plus new storm drainage capacity for residents in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Sherry Martin, the Engineering Manager at the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility, provided the following Broadway project update.
What’s been done
The underground storm drainage work is complete throughout the project. On the west end of the project, from Euclid to Campbell avenues, the majority of the work is complete, including streetlights, sidewalks, landscaping, paving and signage.
What’s happening now
The eastern end of the project, from Campbell to Country Club, is partially complete, with streetlights, sidewalks and landscaping due to be complete by the end of the month. Paving for this section is also scheduled to begin in late May and continue into June.
Also in June, additional utility work will be visible throughout the project, such as adjusting manhole covers to the new roadway surface. A final rubberized asphalt layer will be added in June and final striping is expected in July. By August, the project will look nearly complete, with final tasks being tackled as needed.
Estimated completion date:
Late summer 2022