Project Background

The Broadway Corridor is a Gateway Corridor that connects the east side of Tucson to the downtown, along a network of vital activity centers, and bordering a variety of established residential neighborhoods. The urban texture along Broadway is varied and includes residential uses, historic buildings, strip commercial, and neighborhood and regional commercial uses. In addition, the Broadway Corridor is one of busiest east-west transit corridors in terms of daily ridership.

From June 2012-June 2015, the project was in planning and design.  The project design is now undergoing technical design as construction documents are developed (information at



Property acquisition (purchasing of property) is not expected until 2016.  Construction is anticipated in late 2017-2018. 



The total budget for the Broadway Road Widening from Euclid to Country Club is $71,347,000.  Funding of the project will come from Regional Transportation Authority (approximately $42 million), Pima County Transportation Bonds (approximately $25 million), the City of Tucson (approximately $3 million), and regional funds from the Pima Association of Governments (approximately $1 million).


Links to Planning Documents

  • Phase 1 Draft Report:  Historic Buildings Inventory.  (Complete; dated October 2012)  
    Report  (Vol. 1)     Map     Appendix (Vol. 2)



Public Participation - Planning & Design Phase

Outreach to project area businesses, neighborhoods, property owners, and regional users of Broadway has been important and ongoing throughout the project. The Broadway Project Public Participation Plan laid out the strategic framework for communications, outreach, involvement and design recommendation development.  Key elements of public involvement in the project's Planning & Design phase included:

Citizens Task Force   -  TDOT selected a 13-member Citizens Task Force (CTF) to represent the community during Planning & Preliminary Design.

Community-wide Meetings  - Throughout the Planning & Design Phase, the public was invited to learn about the project's progress and provide their input. 

Business Outreach - The RTA MainStreet Business Program has been engaging with business owners since 2012, and offers various services to support them.  Meetings were held to provide information to affected property owners and businesses along the corridor.

Public Input Report - Substantive comments related to the design of the project were submitted during the Planning & Design Phase and logged in this report.