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Get ready for Broadway improvements on Tucson's east side

Feb. 21, 2018 - One of the most anticipated projects in the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan is Broadway Boulevard, from Camino Seco to Houghton Road.

And now it’s here. The project is expected to go out for bid the last week of February. Once the City of Tucson selects a contractor, work will begin. More recently, you may have noticed the utility crews that are making upgrades ahead of the roadway construction.

The two-mile-long Broadway East project will widen the road to four lanes and include a raised median, drainage features (so rainwater goes under the road), bike lanes, sidewalks and public art.

The improved roadway will connect to the previously completed intersections at Camino Seco, Harrison Road and Houghton Road. City of Tucson project manager Greg Orsini said, “When this project is complete, the folks who use the roadway will have a safer and wider Broadway to use.... They are going to be much happier.”

If all goes as planned, construction will begin in early June, and take about 16 months to complete.

Design images courtesy: Kittelson & Associates


East Broadway area neighbors chose the artwork for the project. Niki Glen and her team are working on sculptural forms that represent the beauty of our desert. The photos are draft images of the art.




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