Public discusses Broadway Blvd widening project - Tucson News Now

Public discusses Broadway Blvd widening project

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

About two miles of Broadway Boulevard in Tucson, between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road, is up for a $71 million overhaul. Residents and business owners voiced their thoughts about the project at a meeting held at Sabbar Shrine Temple on Thursday.

The proposed plan would widen Broadway to six lanes and would include dedicated bus lanes as well as a bike lane. Some concerns brought up in the meeting including whether the area still requires the road to be widened.

The project would primarily be funded by the Regional Transportation Authority half-cent sales tax. Money would also come from Pima County and the City of Tucson.

Although construction would not start until 2016, residents want planners to consider many factors including safety, traffic and how it would impact businesses.

The next public meeting for the project is expected to be held in Spring 2014.

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